Audio Production, B.S.
Matt Foglia, program coordinator
The Audio Production major offers instruction and depth across multiple areas of audio including music recording and mixing, mastering, electronic music production, sound reinforcement (live sound), sound for picture (TV, film, etc.), and broadcast.
Admission to Candidacy
All students are required to be admitted to candidacy to earn a degree as an Audio Production major. Candidacy is required as a prerequisite to enrollment in most upper-division courses within the college.
To be eligible to apply for candidacy, a student must
千蠃官网国际网址complete all learning support requirements;
千蠃官网国际网址complete all high school deficiencies;
千蠃官网国际网址complete 24 total credit hours;
千蠃官网国际网址have completed at least one general education natural science requirement (Physics suggested);
receive at least a C (not a C-) in College Algebra or higher-level math;
千蠃官网国际网址receive at least a C (not a C-) in or ;
complete , , and with a C (not a C-);
千蠃官网国际网址be in good academic standing (not on probation).
Audio Production Candidacy GPA: 千蠃官网国际网址Take the average of (AP pre-candidacy course GPA) and (Inclusive GPA) to calculate your Audio Production Candidacy GPA.
AP pre-candidacy course GPA: Calculated by taking the average of: , , and .
Inclusive GPA: Calculating the average of all classes that have a grade including those transferred.
千蠃官网国际网址Students in the Audio Production major are guaranteed admission to candidacy if they earn an Audio Production Candidacy GPA of 3.5 or higher.
A limited number of additional candidacy slots will be open based on availability. Candidacy will be granted three times per year; after the fall and spring semesters and summer term. Students may not take other RIM courses beyond the candidacy requirements, with the exception of , until they have successfully completed admission to candidacy.
The application for admission to candidacy is an online application available here. Applications should be submitted by students during the semester in which they will have completed the above requirements. The deadline for candidacy applications is near the end of each semester and is announced via email each semester.
A few of any available slots will be awarded based on a faculty committee recommendation on an appeal application. Appeal applications will be accepted after formula slots have been announced early in the Fall and Spring Semester and Summer Term. Appeal recommendations will be based on exceptional circumstances and/or exceptional talent and/or diversity considerations.
千蠃官网国际网址Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:
General Education (41 hours)
requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- RIM/JOUR/EMC 1020 (Soc/Beh Sci)
Major Requirements (51 hours)
Audio Production Pre-Candidacy Core (12 hours)
Required to apply for candidacy in Audio Production
RIM 1230 - Commercial Musicianship
3 credit hours
RIM 3010 - Audio Fundamentals
3 credit hours
千蠃官网国际网址Examines theories and technologies used in audio production for music, radio, TV, and film. Provides the management-oriented student with a useful vocabulary covering the area of audio production and provides the production-oriented student with the basic theory upon which production skills can be built. RIM 3010 is required for all Audio Production students; Music Business and Commercial Songwriting students may choose between RIM 3010 and RIM 3011.
RIM 3300 - Digital Audio Technology
3 credit hours
千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: Recording Industry majors and Audio Production majors/minors. An overview of digital audio technology with an emphasis on computer technology related to music production, digital audio workstation hardware and software (e.g., Pro Tools), and digital audio theory. Laboratory required.
Formerly RIM 4200 and RIM 2300
RIM 3600 - Survey of the Recording Industry
3 credit hours
千蠃官网国际网址Examination of the industry including, but not limited to, artist development, songwriting, publishing, record companies, record marketing and promotion, copyright, performance rights, and careers.
Audio Production Sub Core (6 hours)