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B.S. Communications Technology - Audio Engineering

The Audio Engineering concentration provides an education in the art and technology of sound and music recording, broadcast audio and audio post-production.  Combining hands-on and in-class learning, 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 learn about audio technology, including how to use Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS), plug-ins, operate recording consoles, outboard processors, select & position microphones and industry-standard software such as Pro Tools.  As part of a well-balanced education, the program’s music courses strengthen artistic foundations while core classes in communications help develop the interpersonal skills crucial to success.  To prepare for careers in the diverse audio industry, Audio Engineering students participate in a variety of activities, including the recording and mixing of music, providing audio for broadcast, producing audio (post-production) for film and video productions, and practicing the sound reinforcement essentials.

General education requirements
CM 100Speech3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 211American National Government3
HY 301The 20th Century3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Electives6
Communications Technology Core Requirements
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
CT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
Audio Engineering concentration requirements
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
CT 110Audio I - Intro to Audio Technology *3
CT 110LAudio I - Intro to Audio Technology Lab *2
CT 111Music Structure and Style for Audio3
CT 115Audio II - Multitrack Recording & Mixing *3
CT 115LAudio II - Multitrack Recording & Mixing Lab *2
CT 150Intro to Live Sound *3
CT 150LIntro to Live Sound Lab *2
CT 213Pro Tools I *3
CT 215Music Production & Theory 3
CT 220Critical Listening3
CT 225Audio III *3
CT 225LAudio III Lab *2
CT 230Principles of Effective Recording *3
CT 230LPrinciples of Effective Recording Lab *2
CT 312Pro Tools II Post3
or CT 313 Pro Tools II Music
CT 335Electronic Music Technology3
CT 416Fundamentals of Audio Post *3
CT 417Advanced Audio Engineering *3
CT 431Advanced Music Production4
or CT 429 Advanced Audio Post
MC/CT/EP Elective9
Total Hours125-126

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
CT 110
5MS 1414
EH 1233CT 150
HE 111***1EH 1243
CT 1113CT 213*3
CT 1213 
 15 15
Second Year
PH 1103CM 1003
CT 115
5CT 225
MS 1323CT 230
CT 2203EH 2003
MC 1013 
 17 16
Third Year
CM 2003CT 1003
CT 417*3Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
PY 1113Lab Science Elective3-4
CT 2153CT 312 or 3133
CT 416*3HY 2113
 15 15-16
Fourth Year
CT 3353MC 3011
HY 3013MC/CT/EP Elective3
MC/CT/EP Elective3MC/CT/EP Elective3
Humanities Elective3Open Elective3
Fine Arts Elective3Open Elective3
 CT 429 or 4314
 15 17
Total Hours: 125-126

 In order to move on in the Audio Engineering Program a grade of C+ or higher must be achieved in the following courses: CT 110; CT110L; CT213; CT115; CT115L; CT225; CT225L; CT230; CT230L; CT417; CT416


 May not be required for degree completion.