College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
BS in Audio Engineering Technology
About the Major
Do you love sound? Have you always wondered how audio equipment actually works? Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of recording technology and applied electronics? If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, the Audio Engineering Technology program may be right for you.
We believe our students should be skilled in analog and digital electronics before entering the eld of audio. Through our Audio Engineering Technology program, students learn the ins and outs of audio equipment not only by using tools to create professional music productions, but also by pulling those very tools apart to learn how to maintain, repair, and design them.
About the Audio Engineering Technology Minor
This minor is intended to ensure minimum baseline knowledge in audio analog/digital circuits, systems, production, and software applications. Learn more.
About the Digital Media Technology Minor
This minor offers audio technology majors the opportunity to gain technical experience in all levels of video production-portable, live studio, and post-production editing and effects. Additionally, study in this area exposes students to experimental applications and projects involved with sound and moving image in performance, art installation, Web, and theatrical and non-traditional venues. Learn more.
The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the Audio Engineering Technology program. See more in the course catalog.
- AUD 266 | The Art of the Audio Mix for Engineering Technology
- ECT 241 | Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
- AUD 282 | Live Sound/Media Systems
- AUD 384 | Digital Audio Systems
- AUD 471 | Senior Project I
Students may elect additional courses in music management, radio, television, and business administration for additional expertise for their professional career.
Students are prepared to work in music and media production, broadcast audio, product maintenance, manufacturing and repair, automation, and live sound. Our alumni have continued their studies at institutions such as New York University, Boston University, Columbia University, and Stanford University. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies and artists:
- Encompass ESPN
- GC Pro Audio LabTech Maryland Sound Mohegan Sun NBC
- Nevessa Productions North American Theatrix Paravid
- Taylor Swift
- Telefunken USA
- The Hit Factory Universal Pictures Vertical Horizon