A.A.S. Sound Design for Visual Media
The Sound Design for Visual Media program is an occupational degree program that immerses the student in the world and industry of sound design for visual media. Students learn key skills and concepts necessary to meet the demands of a large-scale audio/visual media project. These skills and concepts include advanced sound design, synchronization, sound effects creation, field and location audio recording, boom operation, ADR recording and editing, Foley recording and editing, the creation and recording of music for visual media programs, and the audible mixing of these elements together. At a higher level, students will also learn how to make the correct aesthetic decisions for the project they are working on, gain important organizational skills that include logging and archiving of media materials, and achieve the skills necessary to advertise and market the final product.
From small-scale, low-budget independent documentaries to multi-million dollar feature films, graduates will be well prepared for this exciting and rewarding industry.
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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.