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Degree in Digital Media Technology

Audio Technology Focus Area

Students that choose the Audio Technology Focus in the Digital Media program will take four courses: Intro to Music Technology, Audio and Recording Techniques I and II, and Live Sound Reinforcement. Our Intro to Music Technology course offers a surface-level introduction to a variety of music technology related concepts, such as acoustics, analog audio, digital audio editing and recording, MIDI sequencing and sampling, and soundtracking. Audio and Recording Techniques classes I and II are focused on digital audio recording, working with a DAW, microphone placement, editing, mastering, and audio recording production. Live Sound Reinforcement will focus on how audio technology is used to produce a variety of live events. All courses feature a hands-on approach, and utilize the state-of-the-art facilities available in the Dounda Fine Arts Center.

Overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to stem from businesses, schools, and entertainment industries seeking to improve their audio and video capabilities. They will need technicians to set up, operate, and maintain equipment.

The following courses are offered in the Audio Technology Focus Area:

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Students with this focus are encouraged to pursue a minor in Music Technology.

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Want to learn more about the Degree in Digital Media Technology? Contact the Digital Media Technology Program Coordinator Gabe Grant

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