In the Live Sound Production concentration, students build the technical and creative skills required to provide audio for concerts, theatrical productions, live television, and sporting events. Merging academic instruction in audio, electronics, music, and system design, with hands-on training in equipment operation and show management, the concentration prepares students to begin their careers with both knowledge and experience. Specialized courses provide the knowledge and technical skills required to understand the principles of sound, electricity and signal flow, use Pro Tools and other software, design and install touring-level sound systems, operate mixing and monitoring consoles, manage wireless microphone systems, operate lighting systems, troubleshoot technical issues, and manage fast-paced events. On and off campus concerts, television variety shows, and sporting events provide students with experiential learning opportunities that take the classroom into the real world. To prepare for careers in the diverse audio industry, Live Sound Production students participate in a variety of additional activities, including the recording and mixing of music, and audio post-production.
Upon completing the Live Sound Production degree program students will be able to:
PO 1 - Professionalism - Meet the social contract and professionalism expectations of employers and team members in a workplace environment.
PO 2 - Aural Knowledge - Evaluate sound and its aesthetic and technical characteristics.
PO 3 - Technical Knowledge - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of audio theory.
PO 4 - Delivering a Product - Produce audio as expected in an entry-level position.
PO 5 - Technical Skills - Evaluate and employ audio technology.
PO 6 - Knowledge of the Industry, Career Options, History - Demonstrate knowledge of the breadth, culture, and history of the audio industry.
PO 7 - Music Knowledge & Skills - Apply knowledge of music fundamentals, music industry culture, history, and style in professional practice.
PO 8 - Literacy - Demonstrate ability to research, organize, and present, and defend information.
|EH 105||College Writing||3|
|HE 111||The Husson Experience ***||1|
|MC 101||Introduction to Mass Communications||3|
|MC 400||Ethics in Media||3|
|VF 245||Photography I||3|
|Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective||3|
|Lab Science Elective||3|
|Math I Elective||4|
|Math II Elective||3|
|Psychological or Sociological Elective||3|
|GV 245||Graphic Design I||3|
|IT 121||Computer Applications for Digital Media||3|
|MC 301||Career Preparation||1|
|VF 100||Intro to Video Production||3|
|AE 100||Audio Engineering I *||3|
|AE 101||Applied Audio Engineering I *||3|
|AE 102||Music Structure and Style for Audio *||2|
|AE 103||Intro To Live Sound Production *||3|
|AE 104||Pro Tools 1 *||3|
|AE 200||Audio Engineering II *||3|
|AE 201||Applied Audio Engineering II *||3|
|AE 203||Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *||3|
|AE 221||Intro to Post Production *||3|
|AE 253||Live Entertainment Technology *||3|
|AE 300||Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *||3|
|AE 303||Sound Reinforcement Techniques II *||3|
|AE 330||Internship (or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective)||3|
|AE 351||Audio Electronics *||3|
|AE 352||Speaker Systems: Design & Optimization *||3|
|AE 353||Broadcast Audio Engineering *||3|
|AE 354||Broadcast Audio Engineering Event Practicum *||1|
|AE 403||Live Sound Production *||3|
|AE 404||Live Sound Production Practicum *||1|
|AE 453||Advanced Live Sound Production *||3|
|AE 454||Advanced Live Sound Production Practicum *||1|
|AE 100*||3||AE 103*||3|
|AE 101*||3||AE 104*||3|
|AE 102*||2||MC 101||3|
|EH 105||3||VF 100||3|
|HE 111||1||Math I Elective||4|
|AE 200*||3||AE 221*||3|
|AE 201*||3||AE 253*||3|
|AE 203*||3||AE 300*||3|
|Math II Elective||3||AE 303*||3|
|Psychological or Sociological Elective^||3||CM 100||3|
|AE 352*||1||AE 351*||3|
|AE 353*||3||VF 245||3|
|AE 354*||3||Lab Science Elective||3|
|IT 331||3||Philosophical Elective||3|
|Literature Elective^||3||AE/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective||3|
|AE 403*||3||AE 330 (AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective)||3|
|AE 404*||1||AE 453||3|
|MC 301||1||AE 454*||1|
|MC 400||3||GV 245||3|
|Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective^||3||AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective||3|
|Historical Elective^||3||AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective||3|
|Sustainability Elective or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective||3|
|Total Hours: 122|
A minimum of C+ must be earned for all required Audio Engineering courses in the Music Production, Post Production, and Live Sound concentrations. Any required AE course can only be repeated once. Failure to successfully achieve the required C+ upon two attempts will result in removal from the AE program.
May not be required for degree completion.