B.S. Audio Engineering - Music Production

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.

General Education
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 *2
AE 102Music Structure and Style for Audio *3
AE 103Intro To Live Sound Production *3
AE 104Pro Tools 1 *3
AE 200Audio Engineering II *3
AE 201Applied Audio Engineering II *3
AE 202Intro To Music Production *3
AE 203Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *3
AE 301Hybrid Mixing Techniques *3
AE 302Electronic Music Technology *3
AE 311Applications of Effective Recording *3
AE 314Pro Tools II Music *3
AE 330Internship (or AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective)3
AE 411Music Engineering & Production *3
AE 451Advanced Music Engineering & Production *3
IT 331Networking3
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
Audio Engineering Elective*3
NESCom Electives
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective12
Total Hours122
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AE 100*3AE 103*3
AE 101*2AE 104*3
AE 102*3MC 1013
EH 1053VF 1003
HE 111***1Math I Elective4
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AE 200*3AE 202*3
AE 201*3AE 300*3
AE 203*3AE 301*3
PY 1113AE 311*3
Math II Elective3Literature Elective 3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AE 302*3MC 2363
AE 314*3VF 2453
CM 1003Philosophical Elective3
Historical Elective3Audio Engineering Elective*3
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AE 411*3AE 330 (or AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective)3
MC 3011AE 451*3
MC 4003IT 3313
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3MC 4063
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3
AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF Elective3 
 16 15
Total Hours: 122