AUDI 1000 Audio Production I for Non-Majors (3)
Students learn the basics of audio recording, tape editing, sound mixing, selection and mixing of music, and special effects of audio production. Students are expected to work independently in the audio studio. Pre-requisites: MEDC 1010 and EPMD 1000 OR permission of instructor.
AUDI 1100 Audio Production I for Audio Production Majors (3)
Introduces basic audio production techniques and theory, geared specifically for students who plan to move on to AUDI 2000. Topics include microphones, speakers, mixing console operation and audio editing. Students are expected to work independently and in small groups in the audio studio. Prerequisites: MEDC 1010, EPMD 1000.
AUDI 1200 Introduction to MIDI (3)
Students learn the basic principles of the interfacing of musical instruments, computers, and recording studio technology. The course focuses on MIDI message structure and basic MIDI applications, including sequencing, mixing, and effects processing.
AUDI 2000 Audio Production II (3)
Continues and expands the concepts and techniques presented in Audio Production I. Students learn advanced stereo audio production, both in the studio and on location. Prerequisite: AUDI 1100.
AUDI 2050 Audio Production II Lab (3)
Continues and expands the concepts and techniques presented in Audio Production I, with a practical focus. Emphasis is on critical listening and advanced stereo audio production, both in the studio and on location. Students are expected to work independently and in small groups. Class MUST be taken concurrently with AUDI 2000. Prerequisite: AUDI 1100.
AUDI 2100 Radio Production (3)
Students learn the theoretical and practical elements of radio production and radio station operation. Topics include basic announcing, interviewing, tape and digital editing, news reading, and production of station promos and commercials. Technical skills include operation of broadcast console, audio tape recorder, cartridge recorder, digital audio tape recorder, mini disc recorder and Adobe Audition editing software. Students are expected to work independently in the radio studio. Prerequisite: AUDI 1000 OR permission of the instructor.
AUDI 2300 Pro Tools (3)
Prerequisite: Audi 2000. Students learn the basic principles of this industry standard DAW and its uses in recording studio technology. The course focuses on Pro Tools software and its various applications including post-production, mixing, and effects processing.
AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording (3)
Students learn multitrack audio-recording strategies and techniques. Topics include: studio session procedures, theory and operation of multitrack tape recorder and audio console, and multitrack recording techniques for speech and music. Prerequisite: AUDI 2000.
AUDI 3100 Audio Field Production for Visual Media (3)
Prerequisite: AUDI 2000. Students enrolled in this course will learn the basics of recording audio on location for visual media. This includes sound for film, video and interactive media. The course will consist of both theory and hands-on assignments. Students will work on actual projects.
AUDI 3150 Topics (3)
Offered periodically to deal with topics in audio not covered by regularly offered courses. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite may vary with topic.
AUDI 3200 Applied Audio Maintenance (3)
Students learn basic electronics and the use of electronic test equipment for the diagnosis and repair of professional audio equipment. Students learn to trace problems as well as read schematics and flow charts. Students will be expected to become familiar with the following audio concepts and applications: distortion, phase, equalization, white noise, VU meters, DB meters, and signal flow in a chain of audio equipment. Prerequisite: AUDI 2000.
AUDI 3300 Sound System Operation and Design (3)
Students learn the principles and applications of sound system design and operation. Topics include: basic acoustics, loud-speaker coverage and alignment, power amplifiers, system interconnection, troubleshooting, and operation of sound reinforcement systems. The class examines both permanent and portable systems. Students apply sound system design theory by mixing the "house sound" for specific events on campus. Prerequisite: AUDI 2000.
AUDI 3400 Location Recording (3)
Students learn to record a wide variety of concerts outside the recording studio: on campus, including faculty and student performances of jazz, classical music, and opera. Students work individually and in teams. May be repeated for credit as content varies. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000.
AUDI 3500 Digital Audio (3)
Students learn strategies and techniques for audio production on computer platforms, including advanced editing and basic automation. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000 OR permission of instructor.
AUDI 3600 MIDI Applications: Sequencing (3)
Students learn the use of the computer in composing and performing music. Emphasizes understanding of MIDI, orchestration of synthesizer sounds, event list editing, and use of outboard effects. Includes some composition. Prerequisite: AUDI 1200 OR permission of the instructor.
AUDI 3800 Professional Level Audio Production (3)
Students learn advanced studio procedures, creative sonic presentation, and how to work with clients in a professional environment. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000.
AUDI 3900 Audio Aesthetics (3)
Students learn recording techniques and production philosophies to determine what is "great sound" and what are the elements of a "hit" record. A survey of recordings, both past and present, is used to help students define creative goals and to develop more critical listening and production skills. Prerequisite: AUDI 2000.
AUDI 4000 Music Recording (3)
Students learn the strategies and techniques used for recording various types of music. Topics include planning a music recording session; the role of the recording engineer; microphone techniques; and recording and mixing. Recordings are in the studio and on location, using both the multitrack and two-track recorders. Some class projects require meeting on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000.
AUDI 4100 Advanced Audio Mixing (3)
Students learn the strategies and techniques used for mixing various types of music and learn which elements comprise the mix, both from the standpoint of well-recorded tracks and fixing errors made in other parts of the recording process. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000.
AUDI 4200 Jingles (3)
With a focus on the achievement of a common goal through collaboration between different media, audio, advertising and marketing communications, public relations, and composition students learn to put together a hands-on and ears open ex amination of creating, recording, and mixing music for PR and advertising/marketing communications campaigns for radio and TV. Students learn the importance of a strong soundtrack, synchronization issues, and language differences between disciplines. Cross-listed with advertising/marketing communications, public relations, and music with an emphasis in composition. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000 for audio production majors, none for other majors.
AUDI 4300 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Scoring (3)
Students learn the technique of composing music for film and video. Includes discussion of synchronization, MIDI applications, postscoring, and film music aesthetics. Prerequisite: AUDI 3600 or permission of the instructor.
AUDI 4400 Audio Facility Management and Operations (3)
Students learn the inner workings of a recording studio business. Topics include booking time, establishing rates, hiring and firing, billing, equipment procurement, and relationships between owners, management, staff, maintenance, and engineers. Prerequisite: AUDI 2000.
AUDI 4500 Soundtracks for Visual Media (3)
Students learn advanced audio techniques as they relate to video and film production. Focuses on uses of sound in video and film production, and audio mixing for visual media. Students work with advanced video/film students on projects. Prerequisite: AUDI 3000.
AUDI 4610 Readings in Audio Production (3)
Prerequisites: media major, junior/senior standing and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit if content differs.
AUDI 4620 Senior Overview (3-6)
Provides an opportunity for seniors to demonstrate their proficiency in audio production. The student assumes responsibility for the production of a project under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: senior standing, acceptance into the major through portfolio review, and permission of the instructor.
AUDI 4700 Professional Development in Audio Production (3)
Students learn to prepare for careers in the field of audio. Topics include portfolio development and presentation; professional organizations; interviewing skills; and résumé preparation. Prerequisites: audio production major AND senior standing.
AUDI 4800 Audio Engineering (3)
Students apply their knowledge of audio in a variety of recording settings. Students assume responsibility for the administration of the recording studio, including the maintenance, scheduling, and operation of the audio facility. Prerequisites: AUDI 3000 AND permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
AUDI 4900 Pro-Seminar in Music Recording (3)
Each student acts as a "second engineer," working with a nationally recognized recording engineer during the recording and mixing of a music album for commercial release. Each student assists in the recording, mixing, and editing of a master tape, which may take place on location or in the University's recording studio. The style of music to be recorded and the recording artists vary. The seminar consists of two stages: planning/recording and mixdown/mastering. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: AUDI 4000 AND permission of the instructor.