The Audio Engineering Program in Houston is a 44-week long course comprised of everything a student needs to know to find entry-level work in the audio industry.
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AUD 101 - Audio Engineering and Digital Audio Workstations
Audio Engineering and Digital Audio Workstations is the initial class taken by students that focuses on acoustics, analog and digital audio, recording procedures, microphone techniques, and Avid Pro Tools software installation and use. Students learn the tools used by Audio Engineers including mixing consoles, compressors, equalizers, microphones, time based processors and various dynamic processors.
AUD 201 - Mixing, Mastering & Post Production for Music and Film
Audio Mixing, Mastering & Post Production explores the complex concepts of audio mixing in stereo, and 5.1 surround sound mixing for commercial music, film and television. Building upon the knowledge from 101, students learn how to approach mastering audio, sound design, ADR, and Foley.
AUD 301 - Music Theory & Production
Music Theory and Production focuses on musical composition, arrangement, and theory in the digital audio environment. Students learn the job of a producer, and how to compose, arrange and produce music appropriate for real world application. Students also go further in depth with MIDI and learn music theory concepts including key signatures, chord structures, musical scales, and more.
BDM 101 - Business of Digital Media
Business of Digital Media provides students with knowledge necessary to monetize their new skills in the ever changing audio industry. Students will learn about recording contracts, publishing, music licensing, copyright laws, performance rights societies, artist management, booking agencies, concert promotion, touring, modern distribution methods, and basic business principals.
AUD 401 - Live Sound Systems & Reinforcement
The Live Sound Systems and Reinforcement class focuses on live performance production. Students learn live system setups, AC power distribution, electrical theory, front of house engineering, monitor engineering, live mixing techniques, production rigging, troubleshooting, and live recording techniques.