The recording arts and technology program trains students for entry-level positions within the audio industry. Students receive broad-based training in music recording and mixing, location sound, commercial production, audio for video and television, internet audio, record production, live sound reinforcement, audio electronics and music business. A field experience/internship component provides on-the-job training with local and national facilities. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions within the entertainment industry.
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Program Admission Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED
- Complete ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I
- Complete MATH-1xxx or higher
- Complete one of the following:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MUS-1010 Survey of European Classical Music 3 MUS-1020 Survey of Jazz 3 MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll 3 MUS-1040 Survey of African-American Music 3 MUS-1050 Survey of World Music 3
- Complete degree requirements for Social Behavioral Sciences
- GPA: 2.0
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Communicate verbally and in writing with clients, colleagues, vendors, and other professionals both technically and creatively to successfully complete projects.
- Work independently and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrate high technical and ethical standards.
- Manage self in order to complete a project on time and within budget.
- Apply computer and problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and complete projects.
- Design, install, and operate Live Sound reinforcement systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in audio recording and productions techniques.
- Manage and present a project that meets professional standards.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|Program Admissions Requirements Semester
|1000-level MATH course or higher
|Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement
|Select one of the following:
|College Composition I
|Honors College Composition I
|Select one of the following:
|Survey of European Classical Music
|Survey of Jazz
|Survey of Rock and Roll
|Survey of African-American Music
|Survey of World Music
|Basic Audio Electronics
|Music Business I
|MIDI Technology I
|Introduction to Recording
|Recording Theory I
|Recording Lab I
|Digital Audio Theory
|Audio Signal Processing
|Recording Theory II
|Recording Lab II
|Digital Audio Mixing
|Live Sound Reinforcement
|Audio Recording Field Experience
|Recording Arts & Tech Capstone
|Total Credit Hours
MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement. These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016. Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.