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B.S. Communications Technology - Live Sound

In the Live Sound Technology 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, set-up and operate the 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.    

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
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
EP 118Entertainment Safety 3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MI 331Networking3
PH 110Introduction to Ethics3
Live Sound Technology 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 150Intro to Live Sound *3
CT 150LIntro to Live Sound Lab *2
CT 213Pro Tools I *3
CT 250Live Sound II *3
CT 250LLive Sound II Lab *3
CT 260Live Sound III *4
CT 351Digital Audio for Live Sound *3
CT 351LEvent Practicum 1
CT 352Sound Reinforcement and Speaker Systems *3
CT 404Stage Wiring & Electronic Troubleshooting3
CT 419Live Sound Mixing *3
CT 419LLive Sound Event Practicum 1
CT 430Live Performance Production3
CT 430LLive Performance Production Event Practicum 1
EP 131Fundamentals of Stage Lighting3
MC/CT/EP Elective9
Total Hours125-126

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CT 110
110L
5MS 1414
CT 1113EH 1243
CT 1213CT 213*3
EH 1233CT 150
150L*
5
HE 111***1 
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CT 250
250L*
6CM 1003
EP 1313CT 1003
MC 1013CT 260*4
MS 1323EH 2003
 PH 1103
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CM 2003CT 4043
CT 351
351L*
4MI 3313
CT 352*3Fine Arts Elective3
EP 1183HY 2113
PY 1113HY 3013
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CT 419
419L*
4CT 430
430L
4
MC 3011MC/CT/EP Elective3
MC/CT/EP Elective3MC/CT/EP Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Open Elective3
Humanities Elective3MC/CT/EP Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4 
 17-18 16
Total Hours: 125-126
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 In order to move on in the Live Sound Program a grade of C+ or higher must be achieved in the following courses: CT 213; CT150; CT150L; CT250; CT250L; CT260; CT352; CT351; CT419

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Credit may not be required for degree completion.