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The purpose of the Digital Media: Audio program, (formerly Audio Production for Digital Media), is to provide students with an overview of MIDI sequencing, sound synthesis, audio recording, digital and analog audio technology, basic music theory, sound design for multimedia applications including video games (for educational and/or entertainment purposes), and delivery of audio content over radio, television, and the Internet. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in professional audio production including audio engineering, sound design, audio-for-video post-production, broadcasting, and CD/DVD mastering.
Audio production technicians use hardware and software to create, record, store, and edit musical and non-musical sounds. The development of multimedia and the Internet have created a variety of occupations built around the development and use of platform-specific tools for linear and non-linear digital audio production.
- Sound Designer
- Audio Engineer
- Record Producer
- Post-Production Mixer/Editor
- Sound Effects/Dialog Editor
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate technical proficiency with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW);
- create digtial audio recordings and master them for distribution; and
- design audio for video, computer games, and other multimedia applications.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
This program of study is also available as a Certificate of Achievement.
The requirements for the Digital Media: Audio (AA) program are:
Complete 25 units from
- Digital Media: Audio Requirements
|Digital Media: Audio Requirements - complete 25.00 units
|Introduction to Digital Media
|Introduction to MIDI
|Digital Audio: Fundamentals
|Digital Audio: Mastering for Multimedia
|Audio Recording 1
|Audio Recording 2
|Web / Interactive Media Projects
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
|Introduction to Music Theory
|Class Piano 1
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.