Audio Production

The Audio Production degree begins with the development of the fundamental skills needed in the fields of audio production, music recording and sound engineering and gradually advances towards the procurement of an audio based portfolio and capstone internship. Aimed at individuals interested in securing work primarily as sound engineers in a variety of media-related fields, this two-year program covers audio recording, mixing, live sound and audio-visual sound design. Also, students will learn the nuts and bolts of studio maintenance and repair, fundamentals of music theory for more effective communication with recording artists and the essentials of the music business as needed for managing a career in the field of audio production, music recording and sound engineering.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Audio Production degree begins with the development of the fundamental skills needed in the fields of audio production, music recording and sound engineering and gradually advances towards the procurement of an audio based portfolio and capstone internship. Aimed at individuals interested in securing work primarily as sound engineers in a variety of media-related fields, this two-year program covers audio recording, mixing, live sound and audio-visual sound design. Also, students will learn the nuts and bolts of studio maintenance and repair, fundamentals of music theory for more effective communication with recording artists and the essentials of the music business as needed for managing a career in the field of audio production, music recording and sound engineering.

 


Area of Interest:
Arts
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
MUS-127 Fundamentals of Music for Sound Engineers 3
MUS-129 Introduction to Audio Recording 3
MUS-133 Audio Recording Techniques I 3
MUS-135 MIDI/DAW I 3
PHY-103 Physics I (for the Non-Science Major) 4
    16
Second Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
MUS-134 Audio Recording Techniques II 3
MUS-136 MIDI/DAW II 3
MUS-227 Live Sound Reinforcement 3
MUS-228 Business of Music 3
    15
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
MUS-229 Basic Studio Maintenance 3
MUS-230 Audio Production 3
MUS-231 Mixing Audio 3
    15
Second Semester
...-... Diversity General Education Elective2 3
MTH-100 Algebraic Concepts 4
MUS-232 Sound Design 3
MUS-233 Advanced Audio Production and Mixing 3
MUS-275 Audio Internship 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1Recommended courses are MUS-101 (Music Appreciation I), MUS -106 (World Music Cultures), MUS-111 (Music History I), MUS-112 (Music History II), or MUS-113 (Jazz History)
2Recommended courses are MUS -106 (World Music Cultures) or MUS-113 (Jazz History

Program Goals

  • To provide a foundation of skill and knowledge for students to work in the recording, live and broadcast sound fields.
  • To provide access for students to experiment and build a portfolio for future engineering and production work.
  • To give students hands-on experience with industry-standard recording equipment and techniques.
  • To provide students with a General Education foundation.
  • To prepare students for employment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Manage, engineer and mix a full recording session.
  2. Communicate effectively with clients to achieve their technical and aesthetic audio demands.
  3. Critically analyze and provide constructive criticism to improve musician and ensemble performance.

Employment Opportunities

  • Recording producer
  • Audio engineer
  • Sound mixer
  • Music technician
  • Music composer/arranger
  • Professional musician

Contact Person

Professor Michael Billingsley, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4563
email: mbillingsley@camdencc.edu

Additional information

Program Code

MUS.AAS