Audio Technology Program Requirements

Associate in applied science NMC Code 451

The NMC Audio Tech program will help prepare students for a career in the audio technology field. Careers in the audio technology field include: Sound Engineer, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Live and Theater Sound Engineer, Composer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Archivist, Audio and Visual Equipment Technician, Producer, Broadcast Technician, Pro Tools Operator, Audio Editor, and Audio Post Production.

At NMC, we believe our Audio Tech students will be better prepared for the workforce and the ever-changing music industry by combining aspects of a traditional music education, hands-on training on the newest technology, and opportunities to learn in a variety of environments and experiences - the studio, the stage, and the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to learn, and work with, industry-standard hardware and software recording platforms including: Pro Logic, Digital Performer, and Pro Tools. Students will also have practical real-world experience in studio and live recording, sound design, composing, mixing, and mastering. The NMC Audio Tech Program is designed to be completed in four consecutive semesters (including summer), with either a Fall or Spring start. While completing coursework in the Audio Tech program, students will have the opportunity to earn platform-specific certification, professional credentials of value, and an Associate Degree in Applied Science.

Effective: Fall 2014

general education requirements credits: 17-18

Communications: ENG 111 and either BUS 231 or ENG 112

7-8

Humanities: MUS 110 or MUS 111

3

Mathematics: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23

-

Science: Any Group 1 course with lab

4

Social Science: Any Group 1 course

3

 

occupational specialty requirements: 44

AUD 100 Intro to Audio Tech

2

AUD 101 Theory for Studio Engineers

2

AUD 110 Sound Recording I

2

AUD 111 Sound Recording II

2

AUD 120 Digital Audio I

2

AUD 121 Digital Audio II

2

AUD 130 Live Sound I

2

AUD 131 Live Sound II

2

AUD 210 Sound Recording III

2

AUD 220 Digital Audio III

2

AUD 230 Live Sound III

2

AUD 250 Audio Tech Practicum

2

AUD 260 Audio Tech Internship

3

AUD 270 Audio Final Project

3

MUS 101 Theory of Music or
MUS 100A Intro to Music Theory I**

3

MUS 102 Theory of Music or
MUS 100B Intro to Music Theory II**

3

MUS 103 Sight Singing and Ear Training or
MUS 105A Intro to Ear Training I **

1

MUS 104 Sight Singing and Ear Training or
MUS 105B Intro to Ear Training II**

1

MUS 106 Class Piano I

2

MUS 107 Class Piano II

2

MUS 112 Class Guitar I

2

Program Requirements: 61-62

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