Apr 15, 2021
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.
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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.
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)
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)
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: ____________________________________________________
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.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Create audio recordings and provide mastering of material for distribution.
- Create radio commercials as well as educational and instructional industrial products.
- Create new and enhanced audio for existing video and film transfers.
- Explain and apply Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology and digital audio technology.
- Identify current production values, trends and industry standards affecting production today.
- 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 http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx..
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696