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Digital Audio Engineering, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Digital Audio Engineering Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for careers in linear and non-linear digital applications. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Music should follow the Music AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide. Some schools accept credits from this program toward a more advanced degree.

Program Advisor:

Steve Malott
206-546-4670 Rm 809
Bruce Spitz
206-546-4662 Rm 807

AAAS Degree (113 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 113 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S. Degree
Enrollment: Fall (recommended), Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 2821

Program Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to start this program. ENGL& 101  or BTWRT 215  or an equivalent transfer course is a degree requirement; the prerequisite is college English or ENGL 099  or BTWRT 115  or placement at the ENGL& 101  level. Completion of BUSTC 105  or MATH& 148  is a degree requirement; MUSTC 106  Acoustics may be substituted for this math component. The prerequisite for MUSTC 106  is placement into college-level algebra. Students without secure knowledge of music fundamentals and keyboard ability should take MUSC 100  and MUSC 120  before taking MUSC& 141  

Core Curriculum - 19 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Multicultural Studies (5 Credits)

Choose either CMST 203  or MCS 105 .

Human Relations (2 Credits)

Computer Systems (2 Credits)

Music Tech/Music Requirements - 94 Credits

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree

* Courses meet the General Education/Related Instruction Requirements
** MUSC& 241 , MUSC& 242 , MUSC& 243  (Traditional Theory) may be substituted for MUSTC 241 , MUSTC 242 , MUSTC 243 

1st Year

2nd Year

Digital Audio Engineering-What is it?

Audio engineers use hardware and software to record, store and edit musical and non-musical sounds. The program provides students with an overview of music theory, performance, audio recording, digital and analog audio technology, Internet, and multimedia applications. Focus is on Macintosh applications.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Create audio recordings and provide mastering of material for distribution.
  2. Create radio commercials as well as educational and instructional industrial products.
  3. Create new and enhanced audio for existing video and film transfers.
  4. Explain and apply Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology and digital audio technology.
  5. Identify current production values, trends and industry standards affecting production today.
  6. Demonstrate basic music theory including ear training, sight reading, and keyboard proficiency

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Digital Audio Engineering?

The rapid development of recent technology continues to create growth in the audio engineering and music recording industry. Graduates are hired as Audio Engineers, Sound Designers, Recording Engineers, Sound Reinforcement Engineer & Mastering Engineers.

Potential employers include: These positions are available in post-production houses and a variety of other related businesses within the music, radio, television, film and multimedia industries. Many digital audio specialists work on a freelance or contract basis. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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