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Interested in Recording Audio for Post Production?   Check out what's happening at AIMM...

:: Audio Post Production

Learn location sound, sound design, Pro Tools, and Mixing in surround sound!

March 8, 2014  ::  Matt Aston

Best Audio Production SchoolSince graduating from the Atlanta Institute of Music, Matt Aston has become one of the busiest audio guys in Georgia: running audio for reality TV shows Kandi Factory, Auction Kings, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Big Rich Atlanta, The Dub Magazine Project, The Family Hustle (with T.I. and Tiny), and countless more!

This Year  ::  Soundcraft

At AIMM you'll enjoy spectacular events like Soundcraft! "Mixing with Professionals" featuring Erykah Badu's front-of-house engineer and Kenneth Williams in live performances.

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media now offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, or Keyboard in addition to its existing vocational programs.

Audio Post Production Associate Degree Program

Our Mission
Atlanta Audio Production Degree Program

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Audio Post Production program students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and musical talents, and to acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's Audio Post Production AAS curriculum accomplishes this through class and practical application instruction, lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today's most well-known and innovative engineers, producers, and music industry professionals.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's Audio Post Production AAS is taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music/engineering degrees give each instructor the background to teach the demanding curriculum.

It is the belief of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that music, along with its many technological facets, is the universal language and; therefore; welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media serves students without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

The program's stated objective is to provide the knowledge and assistance in producing a recorded portfolio needed to obtain employment or self-employment in music and/or production used in the world wide web, movies, television, radio, record labels, video, film, multi-media production studios, and live performance in or recording for bands and churches.

Program Description

The AAS degree program in Audio Post Production is the technical application of music, dialogue, sound design, and location audio for film, television, gaming, and all new media forms of expression. The program consist of courses designed to provide students with the necessary education to further his or her recording and engineering abilities.

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Audio Post Production program students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and practical talents. Students will acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of audio post production.

The program also includes applied general education courses and gives the students the ability to obtain Pro Tools Certifications in music production and audio for film post production.

Students in the Audio Post Production Associate of Applied Science program are required to complete the requisite number of General Education credits.

Students wishing to attempt to transfer general education credits completed at other institutions must demonstrate appropriate comparability to the applied nature of the general education courses available at AIMM. Students must show proficiency on the instrument of their focus as described in Admissions procedures.

Audio Post Production Curriculum
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Audio Post Production Curriculum: Recording and Engineering Technical Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
RCD 100   Pro Tools Native 101
2
RCD 101   Critical Listening Skills
1
RCD 110   Basic Keyboard Skills 2
RCD 120   Music Theory Essentials 2
RCD 130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
4
RCD 140   Introduction to Audio Production I
3
RCD 150   Skills Lab 1
RCD 200   Pro Tools Native 110 2
RCD 205   Studio Interconnect Basics 2
RCD 220   Studio Acoustics Basics 1
RCD 231   MIDI: Sampling & Composition 2
RCD 240   Introduction to Audio Production II
3
RCD 255   Applied Computing Basics
2
RCD 300   Pro Tools HD 201
2
RCD 320   Electronic Music Production
4
RCD 330   DAW Editing and Processing
2
RCD 340   Introduction to Music Production
4
RCD 360   Sound Design for Game Audio
3
RCD 401   Audio Post Production Techniques
2
RCD 410   Science & Art of Mastering
1
RCD 430   Music Business
1
RCD 460   Intro to Audio Post Production
4
RCD 470   ADR and Foley
2
RCD 500   Location Sound I
3
RCD 510   Sound Design for Film Audio
3
RCD 520   Location Sound II
4
RCD 530   Portfolio and Web Media
2
RCD 540   Mixing Audio for Post Production
4
Total Available Credit Hours 68

Audio Post Production Curriculum: General Education Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
HUM 110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
3
HUM 115   Writing for Job Readiness
3
HUM 120   Contemporary Music Survey I
3
HUM 125   Contemporary Music Survey II
3
SOC 110   Survey of World Music
3
SOC 120   The Sociology of Popular Music
3
SCI 110   Introduction to Electronics
3
SCI 120   Physics of Sound and Music
3
MAT 110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
3
MAT 120   Mathematical Foundations of Music
3
Total Available Credit Hours 30
Students will select eight courses, totaling 24 credits.
Required Credit Hours 24
Audio Post Production Degree—Total Credit Hours 92


To better serve our students, curriculum is subject to change.
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  • Definitely check out AIMM, get a good tour of it, go to Open House, go to the orientation, and you'll find that it's really professional. All the instructors really know what they're doing--they're all industry professionals and have been for years. You get a lot of hands-on activity and a lot of time to work on your projects on all the gear.

    Benjie Freund

    Sound Designer at Hi-Rez Studios, and Founder of Neutrino Gaming--creator of the iPhone/iPad app Aries Revenge

  • If you're going to go to any music school, AIMM is the one to choose. Since graduation, I've gotten all my work through AIMM...So, this is the place to be.

    Butch Buckner

    Drummer for Bionic Jive

  • AIMM was one of the best choices I've made.

    Chris Kittredge

    Drummer for Arrested Development Australian Tour 2011

  • Honestly, AIMM is very high level...it's something that I'm impressed with, would recommend, and would have wanted to come and study at in my younger years.

    Dave Weckl

    Drummer for Chick Corea