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    Music Production and Audio for Media Associate Degree

    Music Production and Audio for Media Associate Degree

    Associate of Applied Science in Music Production and Audio for Media

    Music College for Music Production | AIMM

    If you’re looking to push your technical skills to the next level through intricately designed courses that further your recording and engineering abilities, then the Associate of Applied Science in Music Production and Audio for Media Program is perfect for you.

    The Music Production and Audio for Media curriculum ultimately provides the student with an education that is both well rounded and specifically tailored to meet the needs of a rapidly changing audio industry.

    Students will complete this program with a skill set that prepares them for employment in a variety of fields.

    Master Music Engineering

    Graduates finish their Music Production and Audio for Media degree with an in-depth understanding of:

    • Recording
    • Mixing
    • Mastering

    Along with their musical education, students receive training in Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Location Sound, and Sound Design for Film and Gaming.

    The MPAM program caters to a student looking to maximize their income streams through capitalizing on all aspects of the modern audio field.

    The program consists of courses designed to provide graduates with the ability to obtain Pro Tools Certifications in music production and audio for film and post-production. 

    To learn more about our courses, check out AIMM's E-Brochure.

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    Audio for Media Students | AIMM

    This program can be completed in 18 months of accelerated studies, 24 months of full-time enrollment, or 30 months of ¾ time enrollment. The opportunities and choices are there to make it easiest on you and your lifestyle.

    Upon completion of this program, students in good standing will not only graduate with an Associate Degree but will also be given the opportunity to take AVID Certification Exams to become Pro Tools Certified.

    This Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) certificate can set you apart and will be one of your greatest assets when looking for a job in your field.

    Prior to graduation, all students must complete the required number of General Education credits. These credits can be transferred if completed at a prior institution, but you must demonstrate the appropriate comparability to the applied nature of each course. 

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    Associate of Applied Science in

    Music Production and Audio for Media 

     

    Music Production Technical Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD100   Pro Tools 101
    2
    RCD101   Critical Listening Skills
    1
    RCD110   Basic Keyboarding Skills
    2
    RCD120   Music Theory Basics
    2
    RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
    4
    RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I
    3
    RCD150   Skills Lab
    1
    RCD200   Pro Tools 110
    2
    RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics
    2
    RCD220   Studio Acoustics Basics
    1
    RCD231   MIDI: Sampling & Composition
    2
    RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
    3
    RCD255   Applied Computing Basics
    2
    RCD300   Pro Tools 201
    2
    RCD320   Electronic Music Production
    4
    RCD330   DAW Editing and Processing
    2
    RCD340   Introduction to Music Production
    4
    RCD410   Science & Art of Mastering
    1
    RCD430   Music Business
    1
    RCD460   Intro to Audio Post Production
    4
    Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 45

     

    Audio for Media Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD360   Sound Design for Game Audio
    3
    RCD401   Audio Post Production Techniques
    2
    RCD500   Location Sound I
    3
    Number of Audio for Media Credits Required 8

     

    Elective Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD470   ADR and Foley
    2
    RCD510   Sound Design for Film Audio
    3
    RCD530   Portfolio and Web Media
    2
    RCD520   Location Sound II
    4
    RCD540   Mixing Audio for Post Production
    4
    RCD350   Introduction to Live Sound
    2
    RCD444   Advanced Music Production
    6
    RCD400   Pro Tools 210M
    2
    RCD435   Methods of Mixing
    5
    The minimum requirement for elective credits is 15, therefore, a student will choose from the courses listed above to total 15 credits. 30
    Minimum Number of Elective Credits Required 15

     

    Required General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM115   English Composition
    3
    SOC110   Cultural Anthropology
    3
    MAT120   Mathematical Modeling
    3
    SCI120   Physics of Sound
    3
    Number of Required General Education Credits 12

     

    Applied General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
    3
    HUM120   Contemporary Music Survey I
    3
    HUM125   Contemporary Music Survey II
    3
    SOC120   The Sociology of Popular Music
    3
    SCI110   Introduction to Electronics
    3
    MAT110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
    3
    The minimum requirement for Applied General Education credits is 12, therefore, the student will choose from the courses listed above to total 12 credits 18
    Minimum Number of Applied General Education Credits Required 12
    Associate of Applied Science in Music Production and Audio for Media - Total Credit Hours 92
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    Program Features

      • Courses 38
      • Credit Hours 92 hours
      • Skill level Intermediate
      • Language English
      • Currently Enrolling Yes