What You?ll Study
The tools for recording, editing, and delivery of audio are evolving at a rapid pace. Today?s professional audio engineers and producers must constantly stay abreast of current developments in equipment technology and production methods. To do this, they must have a solid foundation in the basic physics of sound and acoustics as well as skills in equipment operation, usage, and design. The Audio Production program meets the needs of industry by providing a curriculum that offers students a solid background in technology, theory and industry practices. Practical hands on experience with recording and live production equipment is essential to being prepared for the contemporary market place.
The Bachelor of Science Program in audio production and technology which offers students the essential skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in the industry. Bachelor?s degree candidates must complete a core curriculum in audio plus additional courses in electronics, business, ear training, sound for picture, Web technologies, and a variety of studio production courses. All students are required to serve an internship in the industry and prepare a portfolio of original audio productions.
The Art Institute of Austin?s Audio Production program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in the field of audio engineering and production. Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques, students can work to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional engineers, technicians, producers and business people.
The current communications industry, to which audio is central, is expanding with the continued growth of telecommunications, Television and Radio broadcasting, Satellite Radio, Internet Audio Streaming, and Desktop and Independent Audio-Visual and Music Production. The current market for workers trained in audio knowledge and production skills includes the following areas:
1) Audio engineering for radio and television broadcasting;
2) Audio sound design for film and video;
3) Audio engineering and production in music recording;
4) Audio engineering in equipment design, maintenance and repair;
5) Audio engineering for live venues and field recording; and
6) Audio design for cell phone, electronic games and other digital applications.
Graduates completing this program are prepared to seek entry-level jobs at production houses, record labels, radio and TV stations, recording studios, single houses and production companies, CD manufacturing facilities, posting houses, mastering houses, film audio post studios, and sound design studios for game and the Internet.
With my new skills I can be:
? Audio engineer
? Audio software designer/producer
? Boom operator
? Concert sound reinforcement engineer
? Foley artist
? Sound designer
? Radio production engineer/producer
? TV post-production editor/mixer