VACV137 Audio Production

Department of The Arts: Cinema/Video Production

I. Course Number and Title
VACV137 Audio Production
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Work outside of class is required. Departmental equipment is used in this class. Equipment sign-out procedures are reviewed in class and procedures include equipment damage and late fees.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the basic theories of sound. Techniques of studio and remote audio production are demonstrated and discussed. Students create and produce two original radio shows.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. apply the concepts of hearing and sound to record and process audio;
      2. edit, mix, and record audio sound tracks to digital/visual media;
      3. explain copyright requirements for audio productions;
      4. produce an individual radio production;
      5. collaborate with other students to produce an original radio production; and
      6. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. introduction to studio production equipment
    2. introduction to hearing, measurement and metering
    3. discussion of copyright regulations
    4. demonstration and explanation of audio editing using software
    5. introduction to the techniques of audio production for visual media
    6. techniques for script production for radio show
    7. production of independent and group radio shows
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment is based on the successful completion of assigned projects, the presentation of projects, and the demonstrated use of appropriate vocabulary in oral critiques.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 3/07; Revised 10/2010