BFA in Media Production: Audio Recording and Sound Design
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Media Production program at American InterContinental University offers an Audio Recording and Sound Design specialization, which is designed for students who are interested in the sound aspect of music or film production. Following are more details about this program.
Official Program Name:
B.F.A. in Media Production: Audio Recording and Sound Design
School Offering Program:
American InterContinental University
Potential students of this program should enjoy electronics and computer technology. In addition to mechanical aptitude, candidates should possess good manual dexterity. Applicants to American InterContinental University should have earned a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.
While enrolled in this American InterContinental University media production program, students are allowed to explore the all of the stages of motion picture production. They are guided through each phase of production, including preproduction, production, and post-production, while gaining an understanding of the roles that audio professionals play in the process. The Audio Recording & Sound Design specialization focuses on recording technology and gives participants opportunities to create audio projects. These experiences help program enrollees to develop the skills required to produce audio tracks for media such as television, movie soundtracks, and music videos.
American InterContinental University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of American InterContinental University's Financial Aid Advisors.
Required Courses for a B.F.A. in Media Production: Audio Recording and Sound Design
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact American InterContinental University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.
General Education Courses (58.5 credits)
- COMP 101: Introduction to Computers (4.5 credits)
- COMP 102: Introduction to Computers Lab (1.5 credits)
- ENGL 106: English Composition I (4.5 credits)
- ENGL 107: English Composition II (4.5 credits)
- HUMA 205: Art Appreciation (4.5 credits)
- HUMA 215: Topics in Cultural Studies (4.5 credits)
- MATH 133: College Algebra (4.5 credits)
- PHIL 201: Introduction to Philosophy - or -
- PRES 111: Presentation Essentials (4.5 credits)
- SSCI 206: Aspects of Psychology (4.5 credits)
- SSCI 210: Sociology (4.5 credits)
- SCIE 206: Biology (4.5 credits)
- SCIE 207: Biology Lab (1.5 credits)
- SCIE 210: Environmental Science (4.5 credits)
- SCIE 211: Environmental Science Lab (1.5 credits)
General Electives (9 credits)
- General Elective (4.5 credits)
- Internship / General Elective (4.5 credits)
Students who reside in Arkansas and Minnesota are required to take HIST 105, U.S. History, in place of one General Elective.
Lower Division Core Courses (27 credits)
- DFAP 101: Production Techniques I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 102: Audio Production I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 201: Screenwriting I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 202: Postproduction I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 211: Camera & Lighting I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 304: American Cinema (4.5 credits)
Upper Division Core Courses (31.5 credits)
- DFAP 205: Audio Production II (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 300: Field Recording Techniques (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 309: Production Techniques II (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 314: Media Postproduction II (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 318: Producing I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 412: Portfolio (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 422: Camera and Lighting II (4.5 credits)
Audio Recording and Sound Design Specialization Courses (54 credits)
- DFAP 222: Music Production I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 302: Music Production II (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 313: Music Mixing and Mastering (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 316: MIDI and Electronic Music (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 323: Musicianship for Engineers (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 329: Sound Design I (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 427: History of Recorded Music (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 429: Sound Design II (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 438: Producing and Engineering (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 444: Postproduction Recording (4.5 credits)
- DFAP 446: Music for Picture (4.5 credits)
- VCDD 303: Web Design I (4.5 credits)
Furthering Your Education:
With the acquisition of their bachelor's degrees, some graduates may decide to pursue further study in media production and audio recording. For that purpose, advanced programs such as the following were created:
- Master of Science in Music Technology
- Master of Arts in Media Production
- Master of Music in Sound Recording Technology
Sound and audio employment opportunities could exist in areas such as multimedia and digital video production, radio stations, audio production and recording, and broadcast television. Following are some careers graduates might pursue:
- Sound technician
- Audio technician
- General director
- Music video producer
- Boom operator
- Recording mixer
American InterContinental University does not guarantee employment or salary.
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