House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSC-2448-01 (Audio Engr IV)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSC-2448-01 (Audio Engr IV)
|Instructor||Kares, Greg J|
|Course ID #||10404|
|Course Title||Audio Engr IV|
|Course Description||Introduces the role of the producer including recording, mixing, arranging,
analyzing projects, session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects,
technical considerations and music markets. Capstone course for Commercial
Music – Sound Engineering Technology AAS degree specialty.
|Course Prerequisites||Audio 3|
|Required Textbooks||Pro Tools 8 Power!, 2010, Course Technology|
|Learning Objectives||This class is designed to give students a strong understanding of creating beats and manipulating MIDI in Pro Tools. In addition, emphasis will be placed on advanced editing of audio for use with video. Students will also record a live band for use with the capstone project.|
|Major Assignments||Capstone Project: This is a major work involving all skills related to the topic of audio recording & editing. The capstone project is due at the end of the semester and is a major portion of the final grade.|
|Discussion Topics||Advanced MIDI techniques, Editing with audio & video in ProTools, Sequencing & creating beats, Sound effects and ADR.|
Based on a semester that typically runs 14 – 15 class weeks, the number of required classes per semester is 9. This means that the 9 classes is the minimum number of classes a student can attend and still qualify for a grade of an “A” (along with the instructor’s own grading criteria).
The grading system for audio classes is:
9 and more classes: May qualify for an A; contingent upon instructor’s other grading criteria.
8 classes: May qualify for a B but cannot qualify for an A. B is the highest grade possible when combined with other grading criteria.
7 classes: May qualify for a C but cannot qualify for an A or B. C is the highest possible grade when combined with other grading criteria.
6 classes: May qualify for an I (Incomplete) if the instructor is willing to make up classes. This is at the instructor’s discretion. Otherwise, the student will receive an F.
|Determination of Final Grade||Test/Quizzes: 20%, Assignments/Projects: 40%, Class participation/Attendance: 25%, Final Exam: 15%|
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM|
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