Audio Arts & Acoustics
About Audio Arts & Acoustics
Our Audio Arts and Acoustics programs live at the intersection of science and art. We systematically address the physics of sound production and transmission, the technology of audio equipment, the physiology of hearing, and the psychology of sound perception and cognition for the purpose of understanding and creatively exploring our sonic environment. Through this balance of science, technology, and creativity you will develop strong skills and aural sensibility and prepare yourself for a successful career in the many fields of audio. You will learn in our state-of-the-art recording studios, post-production suites, research facilities, and specialized classrooms and be given the tools and experience necessary to craft the soundscapes that enhance our everyday lives.
Recommended First-Semester Classes
We recommend you try to take the following classes in your first semester as an Audio Arts + Acoustics major:
- 43-1110 Introduction to Audio Theory (3 credits)
- 43-1115 Audio Production I (4 credits)
- 56-2820 Science of Acoustics (3 credits)
- 56-1720 College Math (3 credits)
- This is the minimum math qualification for Intro to Audio Theory.If you are not qualified to take College Math or higher, you are not yet qualified to take Introduction to Audio Theory.
Science of Acoustics will be a pre-requisite for Basic Audio Systems (along with Intro and Prod I)
You should also plan to satisfy your LAS mathematics requirements as soon as possible, either with previously earned credits or by taking College Mathematics.
If you are planning to concentrate in Acoustics, you will receive additional course recommendations before you register during Orientation.