Apr 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audio Production, BA

Center Creatio Center for Technology and Design
Academic Awards Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 Semester Credits
Faculty Lead Craig Chapman
CIP Code 10.0299

Audio Production or Audio Engineering professionals are the experts in designing, recording, mixing, editing, setting up the environment and producing movies, musical recordings, live shows, or video games. It involves technical and engineering talent as well as artistic and design skills. The goal of this program is to train the future leaders and technical specialists with the expertise and experience needed to become leaders in these fields, and it will also provide the cornerstone classes for other media arts degree programs. 

Graduates with a degree in Audio Production will be able to: 

  1. Apply the iterative approach of “design thinking” methods to develop solutions to complex problems. 
  2. Apply recording technology as producers of both live and studio recording events. 
  3. Evaluate the acoustical quality of both outdoor and indoor venues 
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in groups to produce finished works of music, voice, and other types of recordings 
  5. Produce live audio events for indoor and outdoor venues with professional quality sound 
  6. Produce finished recorded audio works with professional quality sound 
  7. Articulate how their faith informs their work in the field of Audio Production and Engineering 

Specific employment opportunities for graduates with this degree include: 

  • Audio Engineer 
  • Audio Producer 
  • Broadcast Engineer 
  • Sound Designer 
  • Audio Editor 
  • Audio Programmer 
  • Video Game Sound Engineer 

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions    for applicability)

  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST   xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits

Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)

  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following: 9 credits

Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 7

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6

Core Electives: 8

Select any college-level courses

Major Requirements: 48

General Electives: 17

The following course is recommended: