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Certificate Overview

The Audio Arts undergraduate certificate program provides students with a foundational knowledge of the audio production process. Students will learn the basic skills in recording, music creation, editing, and sequencing and will be introduced to computer-based project-studio production. Upon completion of this certificate program, the knowledge and skills gained will enhance the craft and marketability of audio professionals.

  • 01COV-01 | Business in the Entertainment & Media Industries
    The Business in the Entertainment & Media Industries course observes the internal framework of different industry divisions. This course enables students to understand the spectrum of the entertainment and media business, from its impact on the economy and the digital revolution to the global opportunities that technology creates. Students will examine modern and innovative business strategies along with current business trends within these creative industries. Students will research the careers available for professionals in the industry.
  • 01SC-02 | Introduction to Sportscasting
    The Introduction to Sportscasting course will introduce students to the fundamentals of sportscasting, basic television and production terminology. Students will learn the skills to create and execute a sportscast by writing their own material, appearing on camera, and recording voice-over. These skills prepare students the ability to function in any newsroom, including technical skills such as the ability to read a rundown, run a teleprompter, and edit simple audio.
  • 02COV-03 | New Media Tools
    In the New Media Tools course, students will examine new-media tools along with methods and media outlets of the past. Students will explore a variety of media used in digital and online environments to accomplish course projects and further their understanding, with the help of images and text. Students will gain an understanding of the possibilities and challenges of new media by learning the technology, techniques, and methods of storytelling on multimedia platforms. This course will help prepare students in their future career fields.
  • 02SC-04 | Broadcast Writing
    The Broadcast Writing course explores the essential writing and reporting skills for effective sports journalism, broadcasting, and broadcast storytelling. Students will learn how news is gathered, evaluated, and distributed. They will also further explore the role that sports journalism and broadcasting play in the progressive media landscape. The dynamic that exists between reporters, hosts, and sports organizations will be of major importance and concentration.
  • 02SC-05 | Project 1: Personal Branding
    The Project I: Personal Branding course combines hands-on learning experiences with summative and formative portfolio assessments. In this course, students will explore, build, and assess their professional brand identity, points of differentiation, and areas of expertise to highlight online that will be formative to their future careers.
  • 03COV-06 | Audio Workstations
    The Audio Workstations course explores the digital audio workstation environment through an overview of digital audio concepts and practices. Students will receive instruction and practical experience with powerful computer-based recording systems typically found in the modern recording and show production industry.
  • 03SC-07 | Sports Digital Production
    The Sports Digital Production course introduces students to content creation through the use of still photography and video production. Students will learn the skills required of professional photographers and picture editors in creating photographic and multimedia packages. Students will practice learning still and video camera functions and begin to train their critical eye through studying techniques and methods for reporting, messaging, and storytelling through video.
  • 03SC-08 | Portfolio 1: Personal Branding
    In Portfolio I: Personal Branding, students will create a digital portfolio website to serve as the foundation for their online presence and future endeavors. By the end of the course, students will have a digital platform to showcase their skills and knowledge to future employers and industry professionals.
  • 04EXT-SC | Externship Program
    During their externship, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom and in-studio training. They will refine their professional skills, assist in production, write news stories, troubleshoot software problems, and develop an effective career success strategy.

     Through this course, students will learn the proper techniques for recording and editing audio. Audio is an essential function to producing great content. Poor quality audio recordings can negatively impact reception of the work. 

     Appreciation for podcasts is on the rise. Podcasts are seeing multi-million dollar acquisitions from companies such as Apple, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. The podcast market is set to be a $1 Billion industry. Creative writing is an important function for podcasting because the audience must be captivated by the content to retain listenership.

     It's more important than ever to have knowledge and experience in audio production. With people spending more time on their phones and social media, businesses are starting to rely heavily on video content for their consumers. 

     Job opportunities with the Audio Arts program include recording engineer, program director, live sound tech, amongst many others. Get your future started today!




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