Program Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this program is to meet the training and experience needs of new college students, current industry professionals and artists who work with recording equipment, recording studios, and music technology equipment. The program also includes a robust emphasis on musicianship, including one year of music theory, lessons and performance experience.
This AAS degree covers essential skills used in the audio world and provides hands on experience with state of the art hardware and software. The experience and skills will allow graduates to more easily attain positions in the industry or assist them in starting their own small businesses. The foundation of musicianship and music theory will also allow motivated graduates to further their studies at a number of universities and colleges that offer music technology or electronic music undergraduate degrees, such as University of Oregon and Bushnell University.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Utilize MIDI networks and MIDI sequencers
PLO 2 - Utilize software and hardware for recording, editing, and processing music and audio for commercial and artistic purposes
PLO 3 - Communicate using technical vocabulary associated with MIDI, audio, and synthesis of sound
PLO 4 - Select appropriate microphones, preamplifiers, and other outboard signal processors for various recording techniques and microphone placement
PLO 5 - Analyze audio recordings in terms of frequency, stereo field, phase cancellation, and dynamic range
PLO 6 - Engineer and produce high quality recording sessions for music, advertising, voiceovers, video and film soundtracks, and other types of projects
PLO 7 - Do creative work through working with deadlines and scheduling time with clients and artists
PLO 8 - Apply knowledge of music theory and musicianship using keyboards, and/or other instruments, in the context of music making and/or the recording studio