Audio Production

Audio Production



Audio engineers record and mix music, narration and sound effects for music and commercial productions, video, television, film and audiovisual projects. They are also involved with mastering and duplication to several audio formats, including compact disk and emerging mediums. Today`s recording engineer needs to be well-versed in digital audio, including disk-based recording, MIDI and SMPTE applications, sampling and traditional analog tape recording technology.

Program Title:
Audio Production

Award Type:

Credits: Total Diploma Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior.
  • Utilize audio production software and hardware.
  • Understand MIDI, virtual instruments and synchronization.
  • Record music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Produce music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Mix music sound effects and ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for video (film).
  • Understand roles and functions as a part of a production team.
  • Understand acoustics and studio design.
  • Record music projects for clients.
  • Produce music projects for clients.
  • Mix music projects for clients.
  • Master music projects for clients.
  • Understand location recording and sound design skills.

Career Opportunities:
Typical entry-level positions are often competitive and may involve long hours. Candidates who strive to advance beyond entry-level status must show a great degree of creativity, motivation and persistence. Well developed interpersonal skills are a must for success. Entrepreneurism is alive and well in the audio field. Many engineers have secured permanent positions as a result of competent freelance work. Others have built their freelance work into successful businesses. Jobs exist in music and voice recording, location audio for video, corporate media production and live sound reinforcement. Many musicians/engineers specialize in advertising work, composing and recording exclusively for commercials and industrial clients. Relocation may be necessary to pursue your career as an audio recording specialist!

Choose Total Diploma Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 52 Credits
ARSP1100 Introduction to Recording 3
ARSP1110 Studio Operations 4
ARSP1130 Audio Transducers 3
ARSP1140 Critical Listening 1
ARSP1300 Multitrack Recording Theory I 3
ARSP1310 Multitrack Recording Lab I 3
ARSP1320 Audio Signal Processing 3
ARSP1331 Introduction to MIDI 3
ARSP1340 Location Recording 2
ARSP1350 Music Theory 2
ARSP1500 Multitrack Recording Theory II 3
ARSP1510 Multitrack Recording Lab II 3
ARSP1541 Acoustics and Recording Studio Design 2
ARSP2100 Multitrack Recording Theory III (Digidesign 210P) 1
ARSP2110 Multitrack Recording Lab III 2
ARSP2120 Digital Audio Theory (Digidesign 101) 3
ARSP2150 Music Business 2
ARSP2325 Digital Audio Theory II (Digidesign 201/210M) 3
ARSP2340 Studio Maintenance and Calibration 2
ARSP2580 Audio Recording Internship I 2
ARSP2585 Audio Recording Internship II 2
Technical Studies Electives: 2 Credits
Any ARSP course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
General Education Required: 2 Credits
COMM1040 Job Seeking Skills 2
General Education Electives: 4 Credits
Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.