Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Area of Concentration within the A.A.S in STEM Technology

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies. They operate, monitor, and adjust audio, video, lighting, and broadcast equipment to ensure consistent quality, set up and take down equipment for events and live performances, and install audio, video, and lighting equipment in hotels, offices, and schools.
 

Audio Production A.A.S. Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

Contact

Jonathan Cresci, DMA
Fine Arts Building (F110)
Email • 301.624-2844
Provides the core skills needed to function in and prepare students for entry into the growing audio production profession. Audio production requires creative problem-solving rooted in a strong conceptual and practical foundation. In hands-on classes, students explore the concepts, tools, and techniques of the audio industry using hardware and software they will encounter in the workplace.
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first
  • 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education
  • curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical
  • Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may
  • satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
 
Course  Credits

English

 
EN 101–English Composition 3

Mathematics

 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list)  3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 
Two courses selected from different disciplines (GenEd course list)(Recommend PS 202) 3

Arts & Humanities

 
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) (recommend MU 109) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list)
(recommend CMSP 105 - satisfies cultural competence requirement)

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3

PE/Health Requirement

1

Concentration Courses

 
MU 103–Fundamentals of Music 3
MU 106–Aural and Keyboard Skills 1* 1
BU 109–Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise 3
MU 130–Foundations of Audio Technology 3
MU 135–Audio Recording Techniques 3
MU 145–Publishing, Licensing, and Copyrighting 3
MU 230–Studio Recording Techniques 3
MU 235–Advanced Audio Production 3
MU 240–MIDI Music Production Techniques 3
INTR 102–Internship 2
*MU 103 may be taken concurrently with MU 106 with the permission of the program
manager.
 

Electives (choose any of the courses below)

11
Applied Music Lessons (Instrumental Lessons up to 4 semesters) (1)  
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming (3)  
CIS 226–Game Scripting (3)  
CIS 227–Game Programming (4)  
CIS 228–Game Simulation & Game Development (4)  
CIS 208–C++ Programming (3)  
CIS 225C–Mobile App Development (3)  
CMM 101–Introduction to Electronic Media (3)  
CMM 103–Introduction to Film (3)  
CMM 111–Communications Graphics I (3)  
CMM 152–Digital Studio Production (4)  
CMM 252–Digital Film Production (4)  
CMM 254–Principles of Film and Video Editing (4)  
CMM 256–Television Studio Directing & Operations (4)  
CMM 261–Digital Post Production (4)  
MU 107–Aural and Keyboard Skills 2 (1)  
MU 111–Music Theory 1 (3)  
MU 112–Music Theory 2 (3)  
MU 151–Class Piano 1 (1)  
MU 152–Class Piano 2 (1)  

Total

60
Prepares the core skills needed to function in and prepare students for entry into the growing audio production profession. Audio production requires creative problem-solving rooted in a strong conceptual and practical foundation. In hands-on classes, students explore the concepts, tools, and techniques of the audio industry using hardware and software they will encounter in the workplace.
 
Course  Credits

Departmental Requirements
 
MU 103–Fundamentals of Music 3
MU 106–Aural and Keyboard Skills 1* 1
BU 109–Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise 3
MU 130–Foundations of Audio Technology 3
MU 135–Audio Recording Techniques 3
MU 145–Publishing, Licensing, and Copyrighting 3
MU 230–Studio Recording Techniques 3
MU 235–Advanced Audio Production 3
MU 240–MIDI Music Production Techniques 3
INTR 102–Internship 2

Total

27

*MU 103 may be taken concurrently with MU 106 with the permission of the program
manager.

Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.
 
Audio Production Area of Concentration

The Audio Production program at FCC provides the core skills needed to function in and prepare students for entry into the growing audio production profession. Audio production requires creative problem-solving rooted in a strong conceptual and practical foundation. In hands-on classes, students explore the concepts, tools, and techniques of the audio industry using hardware and software they will encounter in the workplace.

Students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate command in the operation of industry standard hardware and software
  • Assimilate the responsibilities and standards associated with the professional audio
  • Industry by participating in an internship
  • Research and execute music productions in a variety of genres
  • Develop effective problem solving and critical thinking through the application of fundamental acoustic principles
  • Plan and execute music productions that reflect an awareness of current industry aesthetic values and quality standards
  • Evaluate music productions using the fundamental principles of aural and written music theory