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Audio Production and Live Sound Program

Occupational AAS Degree in Audio Production & Live Sound 

The Associate of Applies Science in Audio Production and Live Sound program offers a degree designed to train producer engineers who are entrepreneurs, musically and technically creative, and proficient in modern recording technology and technique. In addition, the program presents the fundamentals of acoustics, signal flow, color and light, basic electronics, audio, lighting and video reproduction devices.  IPR’s condensed Audio Production & Live Sound degree program allows students to graduate faster, with more skills, and in less time.  Your path to an exciting career in Audio starts at IPR – learn to record tracks hands-on with music professionals, work as part of a team on real-world shows and events, and gain skills recording and mixing in a studio environment. You will graduate career-ready with the qualifications to obtain an entry level position in studio audio engineering and live sound event production!

Throughout the audio production and live sound degree program, college students are involved in hands-on exercises, real-world studio projects, and live shows and events that enable them to apply their knowledge and refine their audio production and live sound skills. After mastering the core concepts, audio production and engineering degree program students learn artistic and technical skills: microphone technique, mixing, critical listening, session management, studio etiquette, people skills, and basic song composition and programming. Audio production and live sound degree program students are introduced to many facets of the industry — from traditional studio work to live sound, post production, sound design, composition, A&R, marketing and distribution.

The audio production and live sound program offers a degree designed to train producer engineers who are entrepreneurs, musically and technically creative, and proficient in modern recording technology and technique. In our school’s advanced classes, students hone their creative and technical skills while working with advanced recording, editing technology, mixing and mastering techniques, song arrangement, and the operation and planning of , events and corporate productions.

Careers in Audio Production and Live Sound

  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians– Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
  • Sound Engineering Technicians– Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, live shows, concerts, sound recordings, movies and in office and school buildings.
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians– Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, audio technology, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Excludes “Sound Engineering Technicians.VIEW BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS

Your Audio Production & Live Sound Career Starts at IPR!

The Institute of Production and Recording was designed with the creative student in mind. We provide hands-on training to those individuals who want a behind-the-scenes education in several programs related to the creative arts. Gain the skills you need to turn your passion for audio production and live sound into a career!

 

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Audio Production and Live sound Courses
College students are required to earn all credits from the following list of courses:

AE115
Intoduction to Pro Tools

AE125
Audio Engineering I

AE135
Audio Engineering II

AE235
Advanced Production and Editing Techniques

AE295
Advanced Audio Engineering Techniques

AP121
Music Fundamentals I

AP140
Music Production I

AP221
Music Fundamentals II

AP225
Advanced Production and Mixing Techniques

AP295
Studio Master Sessions

EB103
Introduction to Media Careers

EB121
Business Management for Media Professionals

EB167
Principles of Design I

SP104
Principles of Lighting Systems

SP139
Wiring Basics

SP209
Sound Reinforcement I

SP219
Sound Reinforcement II

Electives approved by dean or program chair: 10
Total Core Minimum Credit Requirement : 68

A minimum of 30 credits, at least three credits from each category:

COMMUNICATIONS

CM111 Speech Communications
CM121 Composition (required)
CM200 Intercultural Communications
CM210 Creative Writing
CM220 Art of Persuasion
CM230 Mass Communication

HUMANITIES

HU100 Introduction to Humanities
HU121 Film in Society
HU125 World Music
HU150 Introduction to Literature
HU200 Art in the Modern World

NATURAL SCIENCE and MATHEMATICS

NS105 Biology
NS111 Environmental Issues
NS116 College Algebra I (required)
NS121 Earth Science
NS216 College Algebra II

SOCIAL SCIENCE

SS103 Global Citizenship
SS116 Introduction to Psychology
SS123 History of American Music
SS140 Interpersonal Relations (required)
SS205 Sociology

Total General Education Minimum Credit Requirement:  24

Total Program Minimum Credit Requirement: 92

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