Certificate in Audio Music Production

Audio and Music Technology

> Audio and Music Production

Program Overview

This program introduces students to the process of making modern music in an electronic production environment.

Upon completion, you should:

  • Apply basic music theory to music production or recording
  • Understand historical and technological development of audio techniques and technologies
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of digital audio workstations and their application in audio production

Features of the Certificate in Audio Music Production

  • Take just two courses per trimester and complete in as little as 30 weeks
  • All courses are transferrable into USV's Diploma in Audio Music Production and Bachelor of Science in Digital Audio Technology
  • This program is eligible for financial aid, for those who qualify

 

 

Course Highlights

Audio & Technology Innovation The course examines and introduces the history, culture, and aesthetics of music and sound through the lens of technological innovation. Students will explore the development of recording technology, sound synthesis, sound design, and interactive audio in the music and audio industry from the 19th century to the present with some hands-on projects in a digital audio workstation.
Desktop Production Fundamentals  Introduction to professional desktop audio and music production with hands-on exercises in recording, editing, arranging, mixing, and producing audio and MIDI files in a professional workflow. Topics include an overview of computing basics, managing and processing of media, content creation and rendering audio and video files to disk.
Principles of Room Acoustics Principles of Room Acoustics offers practical knowledge of acoustics that can be applied to the needs of the audio professional. Beginning with the fundamentals of sound such as wavelength and frequency, complex waves, and wave motion, it proceeds to more complex topics, including comb filter effects, reverberation, absorption and modal resonances. The final range of topics addresses the practical aspects of measuring and managing room acoustics, including the use of diffusers, absorptive panels, acoustic isolation and the management of acoustic distortion. The course includes practical exercises and projects to enable an audio professional to address many common problems of room acoustics and to set up an effective space for audio production.
Studio Production 1 Introduction to recording in a studio environment. Use of a digital audio workstation in a studio production environment. Basics of recording and editing.

 

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