The Audio & Media Technology program at The New England Institute of Art strives to prepare graduates to seek careers in the field of audio. Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices and hands-on production techniques, students have the opportunity to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional audio engineers, technicians, producers and business people.
Students in the Audio & Media Technology program focus their studies in audio recording, editing and mixing audio content to be used in conjunction with visual media. Students can take advanced production courses in sound for picture and fundamental courses in video technology and multimedia.
Graduates from the Audio & Media Technology degree program may seek entry-level positions in music recording, television, radio, studio management, industrial and corporate audio visual, technical support, live sound reinforcement and other audio-related fields.
The Bachelor of Science in Audio & Media Technology degree program is a full-time program of study. Bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the entire core curriculum found in the Associate of Science in Audio Production degree program, plus additional courses in electronics, business, ear training, sound for picture, web technologies and, a variety of in-depth studio production courses.
Bachelor of Science degree candidates may choose a concentration of study in Audio Production or Audio & Video Technology, or may choose to have no concentration and fulfill the concentration courses through program electives. Students in the Audio Production concentration focus their studies in audio recording, editing, and mixing audio or content that is used in presentations where audio is the primary medium. The Audio Production concentration allows students to take advanced production courses in music recording, live sound, and maintenance. Students in this concentration may also opt to focus on the business and management aspects of the audio industry. Students in the Audio & Video Technology concentration focus their studies in audio recording, editing, and maxing audio content to be used in conjunction with visual media. Students take advanced production courses in sound for picture as well as fundamental courses in video technology and multimedia.
Methods of Instruction
Instructional methods at The New England Institute of Art include lecture, demonstrations, labs, one-on-one tutorials and periodic examinations. With the exception of Internet-based classes offered through Plus Learning, internships and field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.
Students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours with 60 quarter credit hours in general education courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Also, students must receive a passing grade or credit for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements, complete a 180-hour internship or capstone project and satisfy all financial obligations to The New England Institute of Art.