Program Details

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Production with a specialization in Audio Production and Sound Design can help students develop the skills they need to produce audio tracks for motion pictures, television, music videos and recording projects.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough technical understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (preproduction, production and postproduction) and the contributions of audio specialists at each.
  • Generate and properly utilize industry-standard paperwork to track and control all three phases of motion picture production
  • Demonstrate technical competency with various industry-standard software, camera, grip and lighting and recording technologies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of on-set protocol/behavior and professionalism appropriate to field, studio and postproduction applications.
  • Contribute appropriately in a variety of positions to the production of motion picture projects
  • Develop audio projects from concept to finished product, on time and on budget, to a client’s specifications.
  • Organize and manage self-directed audio production projects

Requirements

General Education

COMP 101Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

HUMA 205Art Appreciation

4.5

HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies

4.5

MATH 125General College Mathematics

4.5

or

MATH 133College Algebra

4.5

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

4.5

or

PRES 111Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 206Aspects of Psychology

4.5

SSCI 210Sociology

4.5

SCIE 206Biology

4.5

SCIE 207Biology Lab

1.5

SCIE 210Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab

1.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

General Elective

4.5

Internship/General Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:9

Lower Division Core

DFAP 101Production Techniques I

4.5

DFAP 102Audio Production I

4.5

DFAP 201Screenwriting I

4.5

DFAP 202Postproduction I

4.5

DFAP 211Camera & Lighting I

4.5

DFAP 304American Cinema

4.5

Total Credit Hours:27

Upper Division Core

DFAP 205Audio Production II

4.5

DFAP 300Field Recording Techniques

4.5

DFAP 309Production Techniques II

4.5

DFAP 314Media Postproduction II

4.5

DFAP 318Producing I

4.5

DFAP 411Pitching and Project Management

4.5

DFAP 412Portfolio

4.5

Total Credit Hours:31.5

Specialization

Audio recording and Sound Design

DFAP 222Music Production I

4.5

DFAP 302Music Production II

4.5

DFAP 305Music Mixing and Mastering

4.5

DFAP 313MIDI and Electronic Music

4.5

DFAP 316Musicianship for Engineers

4.5

DFAP 323Sound Design I

4.5

DFAP 329History of Recorded Music

4.5

DFAP 427Producing and Engineering

4.5

DFAP 438Advanced Digital Cinematography

4.5

DFAP 439Advanced Producing and Engineering

4.5

DFAP 444Postproduction Recording

4.5

DFAP 446Music for Picture

4.5

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Music Production I

Students learn multi-track recording, advanced MIDI applications, pre-production and various techniques and strategies for recording live drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Students are also introduced to key concepts in mixing music within a stereo environment.

Music Production II

Students learn advanced production techniques including how to work with talent, multiple microphone instrument recording, advanced engineering techniques and studio signal flow.

Advanced Producing and Engineering

Students continue to develop skills in microphone selection and placement technique, advanced studio signal flow (including console), artist interaction and extensive recording engineering pre-production.

Sound Design I

Students focus on the creative role of the sound designer, learning to create and mix sonic landscapes that enhance the moving image. Students in this course will collaborate with those enrolled in Senior Project I to develop a complete movie soundtrack.

Music Mixing & Mastering

Working with a series of pre-recorded music sessions students will focus on mixing techniques and be able to creatively utilize effects, processors and automation.

Post-production Recording

Students develop skills needed to create a professional film soundtrack, including: effects editing, automatic dialog replacement (ADR), dialog editing and Foley recording.

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7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

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