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.

Upon completion of the requirements for the dual-degree Master's of Business Administration program curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Solve complex managerial issues.
  • Integrate theories and practice to perform strategic analysis
  • Demonstrate effective written forms of communication and oral business presentations
  • Implement leadership skills to work effectively within diverse teams
  • Analyze ethical responsibilities of businesses
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues
General Education
CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3
NESCom Core
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AE 100Audio Engineering I 3
AE 101Applied Audio Engineering I2
AE 102Music Structure and Style for Audio3
AE 103Intro To Live Sound Production3
AE 104Pro Tools 13
AE 200Audio Engineering II3
AE 201Applied Audio Engineering II3
AE 203Sound Reinforcement Techniques I3
AE 221Intro to Post Production3
AE 275Event Production Technology3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems3
AE 303Sound Reinforcement Techniques II3
AE 351Audio Electronics3
AE 352Speaker Systems: Design & Optimization3
AE 353Broadcast Audio Engineering3
AE 354Broadcast Audio Engineering Event Practicum1
AE 403Live Sound Production3
AE 404Live Sound Production Practicum1
AE 453Advanced Live Sound Production3
AE 454Advanced Live Sound Production Practicum1
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
IT 331Networking3
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 620Financial Management3
BA 621Marketing Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
Graduate Business Electives6
Total Hours152-153
First Year
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
AC 1213AE 221*3
AE 200*3AE 2753
AE 201*3AE 300*3
AE 203*3AE 303*3
Math II Elective3BA 1013
 15 15
Third Year
AE 353*3AE 351*3
AE 354*1BA 3103
BA 2113VF 2453
Literature Elective3Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4
Psychological/Sociological Elective3Philosophical Elective3
 13 15-16
Fourth Year
AE 352*3BA 6023
BA 6003BA 6053
BA 6013CM 1003
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3GV 2453
Historical Elective3MC 4003
 15 15
Fifth Year
AE 403*3AE 453*3
AE 404*1AE 454*1
BA 6203BA 6253
BA 6213AE/GV/IT/MC/MK/VF/XR Elective3
BA 6433Graduate Business Elective3
IT 3313Graduate Business Elective3
MC 3011 
 17 16
Total Hours: 152-153

*A minimum of C+ must be earned for all required Audio Engineering course in the Music Production, Post Production, and Live Sound Production concentrations.  Any required AE courses 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.