The Audio Production program at The New England Institute of Art strives to prepare graduates to seek careers in the field of audio production. 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 Production concentration focus their studies in audio recording, editing, and mixing audio or content where the audio is the primary medium. The Audio Production program allows students to take production courses in music recording, live sound, location recording, electronics, and other related fields. Students in this program can also focus on the business and management aspects of the audio industry.
Graduates from the Associate of Science in Audio Production 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. Students who graduate with an Associate of Science in Audio Production may also apply to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Science in Audio & Media Technology degree program.
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 92 credit hours with 32 hours in general education courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credit for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements, complete a 60-hour internship or capstone project and satisfy all financial obligations to The New England Institute of Art.