A.A.S. Audio Production & Engineering
The Audio Production and Engineering program is an occupational degree program designed to train producer engineers who are entrepreneurs, musically and technically creative and proficient in modern recording technology and technique. Students learn the fundamentals: acoustics, audio signal flow, recording, music theory, digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencing and music and entertainment business essentials.
Throughout the program, students are involved in hands-on exercises and real-world studio projects that enable them to apply their knowledge and refine their skills. After mastering the core concepts, students learn artistic and technical skills: microphone technique, mixing, critical listening, session management, studio etiquette, people skills, and basic song composition and programming. Students are introduced to many facets of the audio production industry – from traditional studio work to live sound, post production, sound design, composition, A&R, marketing and distribution. In our advanced classes, students hone their creative and technical skills while working with advanced recording, editing, mixing and mastering techniques, song arrangement, chord structure and harmony. At the end of the program, each student presents a portfolio – a selection of his or her best work to date. This serves as a demo reel for potential employers and clients – an audio resume with professional content that highlights the graduate’s talent and skill.
Audio Production & Engineering Course Requirements
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Words really can’t describe the IPR experience. If you are interested in a career in audio production and engineering, you should tour our Minneapolis music college, see the labs and meet our staff. Call 1.866.477.4840 or contact admissions to make arrangements. Live out of the area? You may qualify for travel reimbursement.
Media Arts Audio Production and Engineering/Sound Design for Visual Media/Live Sound and Show Production
|Median Federal Loan Debt
|Median Private Loan Debt
|Median Institutional Loan Debt
|On-Time Completion Rate
|Links to Occupational Profiles on O*Net
||Sound Engineering Technicians
||Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
Notes. 1 – Tuition, fees and textbook costs are current as of January 1, 2013 and represent estimated costs for students completing the program “on-time” based on current tuition levels which are subject to change; 2 – “Median Federal Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from federal student loans for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 3 – “Median Private Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from private loan sources for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 4 – “Median Institutional Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from institutional financing plans for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 5 – the “On-Time Completion Rate” reflects the percentage of students completing the program in 2011-2012 who did so within the normal program length; 6 – Job placement rate is calculated according the standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC – www.accsc.org) for the 2012 reporting year and includes a cohort of 230 students who began the program between January and December of 2009. Of these students, 158 graduated within 150% of normal time, 143 were available for employment and 108 (76%) of those available were employed in-field; 7 – O*Net is the U.S. Department of Labor’s database for job titles and information related to employment in specific career fields. The occupations listed in the table above result from entering the program’s CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Code into the O*Net Crosswalk at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/. CIP codes reflect broad categories of educational programs rather than the specific focus of a program offered at a particular institution. As a result, the occupations listed above represent potential careers that may be obtained by graduates of this program and may include occupations in which program graduates do not work. Please speak to an admissions representative to learn more about specific career opportunities for graduates of this program. Values of “n/a” appear for programs that had fewer than 10 graduates in 2011-2012.