Our courses in Audio Recording are given over three terms of varying lengths (630 hours). This program will be offered twice per year; during the Autumn (August), and during the Winter (February). Click here for the list of courses per semester.

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First Term: 9 Weeks
Course Number Course Title Hours
551-701-VA
This course covers computer fundamentals, dealing with hardware components, operating systems and application programs.
45
551-702-VA
Introduces students to the various concepts of electronic music: subtractive, additive, FM and direct software synthesis.
45
551-704-VA
This course aims to provide the student with the requisite theoretical background in acoustics and psychoacoustics, as well as the theoretical understanding of common studio technologies.
60
551-705-VA
The course aims to provide the student with hands-on practical training on studio hardware, as well as to familiarize the students with typical uses for the hardware.
45
551-715-VA
The goal of the course is to instruct the student in the rudiments of music theory with a particular emphasis on the formal structure of the various styles in commercial music (Pop, Jazz, Rock, Country, Folk, Blues, etc.) The course will introduce the role and function of the individual musicians in a rhythm section and how they work together to form a unit. Finally, the rhythm section\’s role in the various styles of commercial music will be explained in detail.’)
45
Total: 240 hours


Second Term: 8 Weeks
Course Number Course Title Hours
551-707-VA
Applies the knowledge acquired in the AT&T and AH&H courses providing students time to develop proficiency on studio hardware in real-world, real-time conditions.
60
551-710-VA
The goal is to teach the different aspects of music production with emphasis on project management and understanding the role of the producer.
45
551-714-VA
The course will cover sound effects, music and dialog editing and other techniques related to post-production and audio for video.
45
551-716-VA
The goal of the course is to continue the instruction of the student in the rudiments of music theory with a particular emphasis on the formal structure of the various styles in commercial music (Pop, Jazz, Rock, Country, Folk, Blues, etc.) The course will further discuss the role and function of the individual musicians in a rhythm section, and how they work together to form a unit. Finally, the students will create an arrangement for a rhythm section using a lead sheet from the various styles of commercial music.
45
Total: 195 hours


Third Term: 6 Weeks
Course Number Course Title Hours
551-717-VA
This course is designed to provide the student with exposure to a variety of work related situations by having guest speakers and field visits to various facilities.
60
551-711-VA
Detailed look at the music industry with the empahsis on managing your career and surviving early stages of entry into the audio profession.
45
551-712-VA
To provide the student with practical experience on the common platforms of the industry by recording, mixing and editing on workstations.
45
551-713-VA
This course will require students to execute musical projects on the platforms they know with empahsis on personal creativity.
45
Total: 195 hours

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