Mar 23, 2018  
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COM 125 - Introduction to Audio Theory and Production

The particular focus of this entry level class will be the fundamentals of sound and recording, and the use of digital sound recording equipment.  Students will conceptualize, record and produce a variety of forms of digital audio presentations including: advertisements, documentaries, interviews, as well as television and film production sound.  The successful student will be well versed with Adobe Audition sound editing and creation programs and their applications.  Additionally, there is a strong course emphasis on creating sound and sound effects designed for use in Foley Science, or the art of adding sound to film.


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Understand the fundamental principles behind the perception of sound and its effect on the human sense of hearing.
2.  Discern the differences between analog and digital methods used to record sound throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and be able to explain them.
3.  Know the difference between various digital audio formats and the role of compression/decompression algorithms (codecs) in each of them.
4.  Possess the ability to record their own digital audio files, either in the studio or in the field, and be able to export their files to a PC or Macintosh-based workstation.
5.  Gain a fundamental understanding of digital audio editing software (specifically, Adobe Audition) and be able to produce short projects of varying length using the digital audio files they have recorded over the course of the class.

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