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.

Upon completing the Live Sound Production degree program students will be able to:

PO 1 - Professionalism - Meet the social contract and professionalism expectations of employers and team members in a workplace environment.

PO 2 - Aural Knowledge - Evaluate sound and its aesthetic and technical characteristics.

PO 3 - Technical Knowledge - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of audio theory.

PO 4 - Delivering a Product - Produce audio as expected in an entry-level position.

PO 5 - Technical Skills - Evaluate and employ audio technology.

PO 6 - Knowledge of the Industry, Career Options, History - Demonstrate knowledge of the breadth, culture, and history of the audio industry.

PO 7 - Music Knowledge & Skills - Apply knowledge of music fundamentals, music industry culture, history, and style in professional practice.

PO 8 - Literacy - Demonstrate ability to research, organize, and present, and defend information.

CM 100Speech 3
EH 105College Writing 3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications 3
MC 400Ethics in Media 3
VF 245Photography I 3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective 3
Historical Elective 3
Lab Science Elective 3
Literature Elective 3
Math I Elective 4
Math II Elective 3
Philosophical Elective 3
Psychological or Sociological Elective 3
Sustainability Elective 3
NESCom Core
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
AE/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective3
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 221Intro to Post Production *3
AE 253Live Entertainment Technology *3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *3
AE 303Sound Reinforcement Techniques II *3
AE 330Internship (or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR 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
AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective6
Total Hours122
First Year
AE 100*3AE 103*3
AE 101*3AE 104*3
AE 102*2MC 1013
EH 1053VF 1003
HE 1111Math I Elective4
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
AE 200*3AE 221*3
AE 201*3AE 253*3
AE 203*3AE 300*3
Math II Elective3AE 303*3
Psychological or Sociological Elective^3CM 1003
 15 15
Third Year
AE 352*1AE 351*3
AE 353*3VF 2453
AE 354*3Lab Science Elective 3
IT 3313Philosophical Elective3
Literature Elective^3AE/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective3
 13 15
Fourth Year
AE 403*3AE 330 (AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective) 3
AE 404*1AE 4533
MC 3011AE 454*1
MC 4003GV 2453
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective^3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective3
Historical Elective^3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective3
Sustainability Elective or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR elective3 
 17 16
Total Hours: 122

A minimum of C+ must be earned for all required Audio Engineering courses in the Music Production, Post Production, and Live Sound concentrations.  Any required AE course can only be repeated once.  Failure to successfully achieve the required C+ upon two attempts will result in removal from the AE program.


May not be required for degree completion.