The Music Production concentration provides an education in the art and technology of music engineering and production. Combining theory and application, the program is both exciting and rigorous. Students receive instruction in recording, mixing, and editing, a foundation in the physics of sound, electricity and signal flow, and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. Throughout the program students utilize world-class audio technology, including digital audio workstations such as AVID Pro Tools, plug-ins and other software, large format recording consoles, analog processors, microphones, and reference monitors. The program’s courses strengthen artistic and technological foundations and help develop the interpersonal skills crucial to success. To prepare for careers in the diverse audio industry, Music Production students participate in a variety of activities, including the recording and mixing of music, sound reinforcement for live events, and audio post-production.
Upon completing the Music 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|
|IT 121||Computer Applications for Digital Media||3|
|GV 245||Graphic Design I||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 *||2|
|AE 102||Music Structure and Style for Audio *||3|
|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 202||Intro To Music Production *||3|
|AE 203||Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *||3|
|AE 221||Intro to Post Production||3|
|AE 300||Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *||3|
|AE 301||Hybrid Mixing Techniques *||3|
|AE 302||Electronic Music Technology *||3|
|AE 311||Applications of Effective Recording *||3|
|AE 314||Pro Tools II Music *||3|
|AE 330||Internship (or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective)||3|
|AE 411||Music Engineering & Production *||3|
|AE 451||Advanced Music Engineering & Production *||3|
|AE 100*||3||AE 103*||3|
|AE 101*||2||AE 104*||3|
|AE 102*||3||AE 202||3|
|EH 105||3||MC 101||3|
|HE 111***||1||Math I Elective||4|
|AE 200*||3||AE 221||3|
|AE 201*||3||AE 300*||3|
|AE 203*||3||AE 301*||3|
|VF 100||3||AE 311*||3|
|Math II Elective||3||Literature Elective||3|
|AE 302*||3||VF 245||3|
|AE 314*||3||Lab Science Elective||3|
|CM 100||3||Philosophical Elective||3|
|Historical Elective||3||Phychological or Sociological Elective||3|
|AE/BA/FA/GV/ITMC/VF/XR Elective||3||AE/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective||3|
|AE 411*||3||AE 330 (AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective)||3|
|MC 301||1||AE 451*||3|
|MC 400||3||GV 245||3|
|AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective||3||IT 331||3|
|Foreign Culture and Conversation 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 grade of C+ must be earned for all required Audio Engineering courses in the Music Production, Post Production, and Live Sound Production 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.