FTH3310 Art of Audio Production

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Rick Beeman

Course Description:

This course focuses on the under appreciated art of Audio Production. We will detail the basic physics of audio and the biology of the ear. This helps us better understand how we can properly develop an audio production that meets the desired results from the intended audience. We will study the proper levels to achieve both in production recording and then playback in post-production. We will study waveforms in post-production and how to operate various audio editing platforms (i.e. Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, etc..) in Post-Production.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will be served by obtaining practical knowledge and skill how to operate professional equipment in the most advantageous manner possible. Designing a proper audio track requires meticulously planning and foresight.

Why This Course Is Important:

Audio is an under appreciated art that is usually not noticed until something goes wrong. In media productions you can get away with bad cinematography/videography but bad audio will have an immediate and direct negative impact. Whatever your production was trying to sell will become diminished and less effective. We will show how to avoid these pitfalls by creating near flawless audio productions.