The Music Production concentration provides an education in the art and technology of music engineering and production. Combining theory and application, 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 utilize world-class audio technology, including digital audio workstations such as AVID Pro Tools, plug-ins and other software, large format recording consoles, analog processors, microphones, and reference monitors. The program’s courses strengthen artistic and technological foundations and help develop the interpersonal skills crucial to success. To prepare for careers in the diverse audio industry, Music Production students participate in a variety of activities, including the recording and mixing of music, sound reinforcement for live events, and audio post-production.

Upon completing the Music 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.

General Education
CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience1
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective 3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Psychological or Sociological Elective3
Sustainability Elective3
NESCom Core
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
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 *2
AE 102Music Structure and Style for Audio *3
AE 103Intro To Live Sound Production *3
AE 104Pro Tools 1 *3
AE 200Audio Engineering II *3
AE 201Applied Audio Engineering II *3
AE 202Intro To Music Production *3
AE 203Sound Reinforcement Techniques I *3
AE 221Intro to Post Production3
AE 300Technical Foundations of Audio Systems *3
AE 301Hybrid Mixing Techniques *3
AE 302Electronic Music Technology *3
AE 311Applications of Effective Recording *3
AE 314Pro Tools II Music *3
AE 330Internship (or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective)3
AE 411Music Engineering & Production *3
AE 451Advanced Music Engineering & Production *3
IT 331Networking3
Total Hours122
First Year
AE 100*3AE 103*3
AE 101*2AE 104*3
AE 102*3AE 2023
EH 1053MC 1013
HE 111***1Math I Elective4
IT 1213 
 15 16
Second Year
AE 200*3AE 2213
AE 201*3AE 300*3
AE 203*3AE 301*3
VF 1003AE 311*3
Math II Elective3Literature Elective 3
 15 15
Third Year
AE 302*3VF 2453
AE 314*3Lab Science Elective 3
CM 1003Philosophical Elective3
Historical Elective3Phychological or Sociological Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
AE 411*3AE 330 (AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective)3
MC 3011AE 451*3
MC 4003GV 2453
AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective3IT 3313
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective3
Sustainability Elective or AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective 3 
 16 15
Total Hours: 122

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