Audio Technology (AUD)

AUD-140  Beginning Studio Recording  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course offers instruction in the basic concepts of multi-track recording. Instruction includes an examination of basic acoustics, microphones, mixers, monitors, signal processors, and recording techniques. *Cross-listed as MUS-140.

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): C1

AUD-141  Intermediate Studio Recording  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course offers instruction in multitrack recording techniques, equalization, mixing, microphone techniques, Foley, signal processing, and 3-dimensional recording. *Cross-listed as MUS-141.

Prerequisite: AUD-140/MUS-140 and AUD-143/MUS-143 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): C1

AUD-142  Advanced Studio Recording I  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is the study of techniques used for audio-for-video and film. Study will include: multi-track recording, mixing, Foley, signal processing and ADR. *Cross-listed as MUS-142.

Prerequisite: AUD-141/MUS-141 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-143  Pro Tools 101 (formerly Computer Audio Editing)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is the introduction to audio editing techniques using Avid's Pro Tools software. Students will learn interface layout and organization, editing tools, input/output routing, mix and editing windows, clip organization, and audio effects usage and hierarchy. This course is part of the Avid Learning Partnership standards for a Pro Tools, User-level certificate (This is a third-party certificate and not related to Mt San Jacinto College or the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office) *Cross-listed as MUS-143.

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-145  Pro Tools 110 (formerly Midi & Computer Recording  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course offers instruction based on Avid's Pro Tools software. Instruction includes expanded hardware and software configurations; an in-depth study of tools for manipulating and editing audio and MIDI data; and applying various set-up techniques to accommodate larger, sophisticated mixing situations. *Cross-listed as MUS-145.

Prerequisite: AUD-143/MUS-143 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-147  The Music & Audio Business  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course acquaints students with business practices in the music and audio industries. Students taking this course will be educated in areas such as contracts, copyrights, publishing and industry trends. Other topics covered by this course include digital audio and music technologies such as streaming. *Cross-listed as BADM-147 and MUS-147.

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-148  Radio Production  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course acquaints students with major aspects of radio production and broadcasting. The course includes information regarding the broadcast process, on-air and production studios, and various types of hardware and software used for radio production and broadcast. Students will also be introduced to the protocols and etiquette of being an on-air personality.

Prerequisite: AUD-143/MUS-143 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-180  Video Production I  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course introduces students to the theoretical concepts and equipment operations of video production. Students will learn basic camera operations, lighting techniques, production techniques, audio-for-video techniques and video editing. Other topics covered in this course include acting, directing, storyboard, scripting, and production ethics. *Cross-listed as DIG-190.

Recommended Preparation: DIG-110.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AUD-183  Video Production II (formerly AUD-153)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the principles and techniques used to produce a television show for broadcast. Topics covered are video treatments; site research; scripting; on-location production which includes the use and operation of cameras, sound, and lighting; post-production editing and final render to broadcast standards. A field trip is required for on-location production. (formerly AUD 153)

Prerequisite: AUD-180 or DIG-190 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AUD-185  Television Studio Production & Broadcast  

3 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 32-36)

This course introduces students to the theories, operation and personnel staffing of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include signal flow, operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, graphics, fundamentals of studio/stage lighting, scripting, and real-time video production.

Prerequisite: AUD-180 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-299  Special Projects: Audio Technology  

0.5-4 Units (IS 8-72)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Audio Technology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-546  Recording Music and Live Sound (formerly AUD-146)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course offers instruction in microphone techniques for vocals, acoustic musical instruments and electronic musical instruments. Students will also receive instruction in advanced mixdown techniques and in the use of public address systems as applied to live sound (concert and theater) situations. *Cross-listed as MUS-546. (formerly AUD 146)

Prerequisite: AUD-141/MUS-141 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

AUD-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Audio and Video Technology (formerly AUD-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly AUD 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only