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Digital Audio, B.S.

Requirements

The BS in Digital Audio allows students to study, without distraction, the physics and mathematics of audio engineering, basic audio-related electronics, recording tools and techniques, mixing tools and techniques, mastering tools and techniques, radio production, room acoustics and design, production sound for film and television, post-production sound, audio restoration (archival, historical, and forensic), and the business and marketing practices of the audio industry. 

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts 1 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 2 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   71 Credits
  DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
  MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music 3
  PHYS 1700 Descriptive Acoustics 3
  DGM 2130 Digital Audio Essentials 3
  DGM 2140 Electronics for Media 3
  DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television 3
  DGM 2460 Radio Production 3
  DGM 2481 Digital Audio Restoration 3
  DGM 2410 Core Recording Principles 3
  DGM 2430 Core Mixing Principles 3
  DGM 2490 Digital Audio Workstation Training I  3
  DGM 2491 Digital Audio Workstation Training II 3
  DGM 3110 Corporate Issues in Digital Media WE 3
  DGM 312G Digital Media for Intercultural Communication 3
  COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
  DGM 3220 Digital Media Project Management  3
  DGM 3410 Audio Engineering for the Studio I 3
  DGM 3460 Live Sound Reinforcement 3
  DGM 3420 Studio Recording II 3
  DGM 3440 Sound for Games 3
  DGM 4000 Writing for Digital Media 3
  DGM 4310 Senior Capstone I 3
  DGM 4410 Senior Capstone II 3
  DGM 4430 Audio Mastering 3
Elective Requirements:   13 Credits
Take 13 credits from the following including 6 upper division credits. 13
  MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music (3.0)  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I (3.0)  
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II (3.0)  
  DGM  2120 Web Essentials (3.0)  
  DGM  2210 3D Modeling and Animation Essentials (4.0)  
  DGM  2240 Interaction Design (3.0)  
  DGM  240R Special Topics in Digital Audio (1.0)  
  DGM 281R Internship (1)  
  DGM  340R Advanced Topics in Digital Audio (1.0)  
  DGM  3430 Recording Studio Design Principles and Practices (3.0)  
  DGM  3481 Advanced Audio Restoration and Forensics (3.0)  
  DGM 3490 Digital Audio Workstation Training III (3)  
  DGM 3491 Digital Audio Workstation Training IV (3)   
  DGM  350R Advanced Topics in Digital Motion Picture Production  (1.0)  
  DGM 481R  Internship (1)  
    Or other advisor approved electives  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. A minimum of 2.5 GPA in all discipline core courses with no grade lower than a C- required for graduation. To qualify for the portfolio review, DGM courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, which includes a portfolio review and acceptance into the degree.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1   MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music recommended.
MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business recommended

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 1110 Digital Media Essentials I 4
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 Ciollege Algebra 4
DGM 2460 Radio Production  3
Fine Arts Gen Ed See Wolverine Track for options 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2130  Digital Audio Essentials 3
MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
American Institutions See Wolverine Track for options  3
Third Science See Wolverine Track for options 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2410 Core Recording Principles  3
DGM 2490 Digital Audio Workstation 1  3
DGM 2481 Introduction to Digital Audio Restoration  3
PHYS 1700 Descriptive Acoustics  3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 2430 Core Mixing Principles 3
DGM 2440 Sound for Film and Television  3
DGM 2491 Digital Audio Workstation 2  3
DGM 2140 Electronics for Media 3
DGM Elective See Advisor to plan electives  3
*Student applies to program by submitting portfolio toward the end of this semester.
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3410 Audio Engineering for the Studio I 3
DGM 3440 Sound for Games  3
DGM 3110  Corporate Issues in Digital Media WE 3
Biology Gen Ed See Wolverine Track for options  3
Upper Division Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
DGM 301R  Digital Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 3420 Audio Engineering for the Studio II 3
DGM 3460 Live Sound Reinforcement  3
DGM 3220 Project Management  3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values  3
DGM Elective See Advisor to plan electives 1
  Semester total: 13
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4310 Senior Projects I 3
DGM 4430 Audio Mastering  3
DGM 4000 Writing for Digital Media 3
Physical Science See Wolverine Track for options  3
DGM Elective See Advisor to plan electives  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
DGM 4410 Senior Projects II 3
DGM 312G Intercultural Communication  3
Humanities See Wolverine Track for options  3
Social/Behavioral Science See Wolverine Track for options  3
Upper Division Elective See Advisor to plan electives 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Digital Media

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