Our Mission

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.

Digital Audio Production Degrees

Students may earn a Bachelors of Science in Digital Audio Production or an Associate of Applied Science.

Digital Audio Production

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Digital Audio Production

Prepares students for Digital Audio related work. The program is a powerful gateway into the fascinating world of album recording, mixing, on-site location, and post-production sound for film and video, audio restoration, and forensic sound analysis, live sound, radio production, and audio hardware and software design.

Program Information

AAS Degree Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Flow Chart

AAS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of acoustics and the wave properties and physics characteristics of sound.
  • Audio production workflow.
  • Level matching.
  • Impedance matching.
  • Grounding and signal isolation.
  • Device-internal signal routing.
  • Device-external signal routing.
  • Minimizing noise.
  • Use of buses.
  • Use of inserts and sends.
  • Output levels.
  • Panning.
  • Proper use of frequency spectrum.
  • Microphone mechanism designs and their attributes.
  • Microphone placement for recording, specific to subject characteristics.
  • Equalization and its proper application as a signal processor.
  • Time-based signal processing such as reverb, delay, phase, flange.
  • Harmonic signal processing and its uses for sound alteration and restoration.
  • Audio restoration techniques.
  • Audio mixing techniques.
  • Competent use of leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
  • Audio mastering techniques.
  • Professional output formats and standards.
  • The aesthetics of audio.
  • The business of audio production.
  • Interacting with talent.
  • Interacting with clients.
  • Distribution and promotion.

AAS Degree Catalog Information

 

BS Portfolio Requirements

BS Degree Advising Sheet

BS Degree Flow Chart

BS Degree Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of acoustics and the wave properties and physics characteristics of sound.
  • Audio production workflow.
  • Level matching.
  • Impedance matching.
  • Grounding and signal isolation.
  • Device-internal signal routing.
  • Device-external signal routing.
  • Minimizing noise.
  • Use of buses.
  • Use of inserts and sends.
  • Output levels.
  • Panning.
  • Proper use of frequency spectrum.
  • Microphone mechanism designs and their attributes.
  • Microphone placement for recording, specific to subject characteristics.
  • Equalization and its proper application as a signal processor.
  • Time-based signal processing such as reverb, delay, phase, flange.
  • Harmonic signal processing and its uses for sound alteration and restoration.
  • Audio restoration techniques.
  • Audio mixing techniques.
  • Competent use of leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
  • Audio mastering techniques.
  • Professional output formats and standards.
  • The aesthetics of audio.
  • The business of audio production.
  • Interacting with talent.
  • Interacting with clients.
  • Distribution and promotion.

BS Program Learning Outcomes

BS Degree Catalog Information

 

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Have you been admitted to UVU? If no, please visit the UVU Admissions website.

To learn more schedule an appointment with one of our faculty, or one of the Digital Media department's advisors.

You can call 801-863-8648 and the admin can schedule a time for you to meet or talk with an advisor over the phone. The academic advisor office is located in CS 635.

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