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
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 301The 20th Century3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Elective3
NESCom Core Requirements
CT 245Photography I3
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
Communications Technology Core
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
CT 110Audio Technology I *3
CT 206Intro to Live Sound Technology *3
IT 331Networking3
Live Sound Technology concentration requirements
CT 111Music Structure and Style for Audio3
CT 112Applied Audio Technology I *2
CT 213Pro Tools I *3
CT 250Applications of Live Sound Technology *3
CT 251Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *3
CT 326Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *3
CT 337Sound Reinforcement Techniques II *2
CT 350Broadcast Audio Engineering Event Practicum *1
CT 351Broadcast Audio Engineering *3
CT 352Speaker Systems: Design & Optimization *3
CT 419Live Sound Mixing *3
CT 420Live Sound Mixing Event Practicum *1
CT 430Live Performance Production3
CT 432Live Performance Production Event Practicum1
MC/CT/EP Electives15
Total Hours121-122

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
CT 110*3CT 206*3
CT 1113CT 213*3
CT 112*2EH 1243
EH 1233MC 1013
HE 111***1MS 1414
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
CT 1003CT 326*3
CT 250*3CT 337*2
CT 251*3EH 2003
MS 1323IT 3313
PY 1113MC/CT/EP/IT Elective3
 15 14
Third Year
CM 1003CM 2003
CT 350*1CT 2453
CT 351*3MC 2363
CT 352*3MC/CT/EP/IT Elective3
HY 3013Lab Science Elective3-4
Fine Arts Elective3 
 16 15-16
Fourth Year
CT 419*3CT 4303
CT 420*1CT 4321
MC 3011MC 4063
MC 4003MC/CT/EP/IT Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3 MC/CT/EP/IT Elective3
MC/CT/EP/IT Elective3Open Elective3
 14 16
Total Hours: 121-122

 *In order to progress in the Live Sound Technology program a grade of C+or higher must be achieved.


 May not be required for degree completion.