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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audio Production, BA

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Center Creatio Center for Technology and Design
Academic Awards Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 Semester Credits
Faculty Lead Steve Smith
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, 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 interactive 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 projects.
  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 
  • 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

Professional Readiness: 2

Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 60 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 47-59 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives: 6

Select any college-level courses

Major Requirements: 48

General Electives: 17

The following course is recommended:

Total: 125 Semester Credits

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