Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours
This course explores sound as a fundamental element of media and the human experience. Audio production—the recording and editing of sound—is the focus of the class, leading to the creation of an original sound file and podcast file as a final project. Emphasis is on creating a “soundscape”: a rich, multi-layered production constructed from audio sources such as interviews, narration, ambience, live events, sound effects, and music. Class demonstrations cover how various microphones work and how to use them, as well as the physics, history, and theory of sound recording. Digital post-production, including multi-track layering, mixing, editing, and filters, are used to create a sophisticated finished product. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.