TCM-251: Audio Production

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Telecommunication
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Telecommunication
Course Number
251
Course Title
Audio Production
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
TCM-151, ENG-131 eligible. As this course has a computer-based component, some knowledge of basic computer operation is recommended.
Co-requisites
TCM-151
Catalog Course Description

A survey of the techniques of professional audio recording and playback, utilizing a variety of microphones and recorders, with editing done by dubbing and digital multi-track work using industry software, through production assignments in radio programming.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Sound & Hearing
  2. Microphones & Miking
  3. Consoles & Mixing
  4. Analog vs Digital Production
  5. Digital recording formats
  6. The computer as a digital studio and radio programming
  7. Multitrack digital production
  8. Saving and editing audio projects
  9. Media Literacy in the business of sound
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Identify and explain elementary principles of sound creation, transmission, and interpretation

  • Identify and operate a variety of digital audio production equipment: microphones and miking

  • Identify and operate a variety of digital audio production equipment: consoles and mixing

  • Evaluate the differences between analog and digital production formats

  • Describe the major recording formats and the advantages of each
  • Produce a basic digital short in a recorded segment
  • Plan multitrack digital recording project
  • Execute multitrack digital recording project
  • Illustrate the basic saving and editing techniques for audio projects
  • Evaluate the role of audio in mass media and its effect on media literacy/believability of media content

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Test over each content area
  • Production projects
  1. Commercial/PSA
  2. Audio for Video Exercise
  3. Digital Cut & Paste Exercise
  4. Interview Recording and Editing Project
  5. Digital multi-track recording and mix

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
02/18/2019
AALC Approval Date
02/20/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
03/11/2019