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Sound Production and Engineering

Curriculum for B.A., Visual and Sound Media: Concentration in Sound Production and Engineering

Via classroom lectures, hands-on workshops, and on-site recording projects, students with a Sound Production and Engineering concentration in the Visual Sound Media and Music programs learn how to record/capture, edit and engineer audio in a variety of disciplines, from music recording to broadcast TV and radio to film/video production.
Students are highly encouraged to intern in the nearby New York City audio industry.  Graduates can pursue careers in a variety of audio related fields such as music engineers and producers, radio and TV audio technicians, film sound recordists, sound designers and re-recording mixers.

Visual and Sound Media Program Core (18 credits)

Complete the following five (5) courses:

  • COBF 2210 Introduction to Media Studies
  • COBF 2212 Introduction to Visual Theory
  • COBF 2220 Introduction to Film and TV Production
  • COBF 2231 Electronic Age in America 
  • COBF 2232 Evolution of Film Art

Complete one (1) of the following courses:

  • COBF 2222 Television-Film Writing
  • COBF 2401 Writing for Radio

Sound Production & Engineering Concentration

Sound Production & Engineering Courses (12 credits) – complete two:

  • COBF 2475/MUAP XXXX Sound Production and Engineering I
  • COBF 3001 Sound, Technology, and Culture
  • COBF 4001 Advanced Sound Editing, Mixing, and Mastering
  • COBF 4100 Sound Production and Engineering II

Media Studies Courses (6 credits) – choose two:

  • COBF 2213 Documentary Film
  • COBF 2234 Film Directors
  • COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies
  • COBF 2254 Reality Television
  • COBF 2470 Music in Film
  • COBF 2884 Sports, Media, and Culture
  • COBF 2885 Sports and Film
  • COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema
  • COBF 3214 Film Criticism
  • COBF 3216 Film Genre
  • COBF 3218 Television Genres
  • COBF 3219 The Future of Sports Media
  • COTC 2240 Media Criticism

Production Electives (6 credits) – Choose one (1) of the following three options:

  1. Two (2) production electives
    • ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia
    • ADIM 2312 Digital Art and Design I
    • ADIM 2322 Intro to 3D Computer Graphics
    • COBF 2215 Broadcasting Programming and Management
    • COBF 3033 Radio Sportscasting
    • COBF 3225 Radio Programming and Production
    • COBF 3992 Advanced Screenwriting
    • COBF 4777 The Producer’s Overview
    • COBF 4997 Directing for the Camera
    • COTR 3623 Lighting
  2. One (1) production elective and one (1) 3-credit internship
  3. Two (2) production courses from the television or sound production and engineering concentration(s).

Senior Seminar (3 credits) – choose one:

  • COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV
  • COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film