B.S. Audio Engineering - Live Sound Production

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.

CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
PY 111General Psychology3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
NESCom Core
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
NESCom Concentration
AE 100Audio Engineering I *3
AE 101Applied Audio Engineering I *3
AE 102Music Structure and Style for Audio *2
AE 103Intro To Live Sound Production *3
AE 104Pro Tools 1 *3
AE 200Audio Engineering II *3
AE 201Applied Audio Engineering II *3
AE 203Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *3
AE 303Sound Reinforcement Techniques II *3
AE 330Internship (or AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective )3
AE 351Audio Electronics *3
AE 352Speaker Systems: Design & Optimization *3
AE 353Broadcast Audio Engineering *3
AE 354Broadcast Audio Engineering Event Practicum *1
AE 403Live Sound Production *3
AE 404Live Sound Production Practicum *1
AE 453Advanced Live Sound Production *3
AE 454Advanced Live Sound Production Practicum *1
IT 331Networking3
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
Audio Engineering Elective3
NESCom Electives
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Electives12
Total Hours122
First Year
AE 100*3AE 103*3
AE 101*3AE 104*3
AE 102*2MC 1013
EH 1053VF 1003
HE 111***1Math I Elective4
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
AE 200*3AE 300*3
AE 201*3AE 303*3
AE 203*3CM 1003
PY 1113Audio Engineering Elective3
Math II Elective3Literature Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
AE 352*1AE 351*3
AE 353*3MC 2363
AE 354*3VF 2453
IT 3313Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
Historical Elective3Philosophical Elective3
 13 15
Fourth Year
AE 403*3AE 330 (or AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective)*3
AE 404*1AE 4533
MC 3011AE 454*1
MC 4003MC 4063
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3 
 17 16
Total Hours: 122