2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Media Technologies/Audio Production Engineering Concentration (A.A.S.)

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in six general concentrations: Animation , Audio Production Engineering, Design for Web and Print , Photography , Video Production Technology  and Web Design Technology . Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

The Media Technologies program is designed to offer greater flexibility to students who can, working with an advisor, design a custom curriculum best suited to their needs and interests. The program offers certificates for those needing broader, deeper and/or upgraded training. To learn more about these options, see the Certificates   section of this Catalog.

Audio Production Engineering concentration. The Audio Production Engineering concentration educates students in the art of audio engineering and production by utilizing the skills and knowledge used in music production, post-production, broadcast, live sound and field recording using commercially popular equipment and software. Basic and advanced training in acoustics, studio recording, location recording, editing, mixing, live sound mixing, producing, sound design, media management and logistics management are covered. Course content includes five avenues of audio production: recording, broadcast, sound design, live sound and production management.

Typical job opportunities: Live sound engineer, post-production audio editor, studio engineer, sound designer, broadcast audio engineer, field audio engineer, audio system technician, media management, producer and production manager.

Program outcomes. Upon completion of a Media Technologies program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Create media that communicate the desired message to the intended audience.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the fundamentals within the medium of concentration.
  3. Apply various styles in communications media that display a grasp of both design and communication principles and techniques.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques, equipment, software, hardware and materials for the production of appropriate content within ever-evolving media.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the artist, subject, client, user and employer, including intellectual property rights.

Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies department, (865) 694-6483; or program coordinator, (865) 694-6486

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester III (Fall)

Semester IV (Spring)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

Audio Production Engineering elective to be chosen from APE 2017 APE 2416 APE 2433 .   

Audio Production Engineering elective to be chosen from APE 2100 APE 2460 APE 2875 .   

Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education  section of this Catalog. Courses from the list of History electives will not meet the requirement for this degree.

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