Audio Recording MicrophoneThis Associate Degree program includes courses designed to give the student a full understanding of Video Production and Recording / Audio Engineering both as separate disciplines and in a marriage of the two.

Audio, which used to be an afterthought in most dominant presentations, is now more of a quality concern than in the past. The ability to work with both video and audio is increasingly important.

The program concentrates on audio art as it relates to the traditional music recording industry and its new partnership with video. Basic and general education courses enhance the student’s technical education and enable students to advance toward career objectives.

The emergence of new technologies and program forms, such as music videos, bring the need for well-rounded, versatile professionals who are trained in both audio and video. The program achieves this through a combination of lecture and in-studio experience, with emphasis placed on hands-on training. Students will learn to take projects from concept to completion.

The Recording / Video Associate Degree program is 69 semester credit hours. Day and evening classes are offered and the program takes five fifteen-week semesters to complete as a full-time student.

What You’ll Learn

  • Create a Professional Engineer’s Portfolio
  • Be Prepared to “Go on the Air”
  • How to Operate a 32-channel Mixing Console and a 16-track Recorder
  • How to Produce an Album
  • Digital Mastering
  • Mixing Techniques
  • Video Production
  • Edit a Commercial / PSA
  • Shoot Videos (Feature Stories, Music Videos or On-Air Promos)

Possible Career Paths

  • Sound Technician
  • Graphic Artist
  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Cable Television Video Editor
  • Audio Producer
  • Music Director/Producer


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