BCST 120 Audio Production (4)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to the theory and practice of audio production and recording techniques. Fundamentals of sound design, aesthetics, microphones, signal processing, and digital recording. Hands-on experience completing laboratory projects. Students will gain basic knowledge of applied audio concepts, production workflow, equipment functions, audio editing software and career possibilities.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain and demonstrate the basic physics of acoustics and sound terminology, including frequency/pitch, amplitude/loudness, phase, and timbre of sound waves.
- Outcome 2: Comprehend microphone and loudspeaker classification and use, as well as the theory and use of analog and digital audio equipment including consoles, recorders, and signal processors.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate basic techniques of sound production using appropriate digital audio recorders and common audio software programs and plugins.
- Outcome 4: Compare and contrast the technical and aesthetic aspects of sound for a variety of audio careers, including radio, music recording studio, live sound reinforcement, sound for visual media, game sound and interactive media, and convergence media.
- Outcome 5: Collaborate in a group to plan and implement projects.