Sound Arts Course Descriptions

MEA 114 – Digital Sound Editing
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Introduces non-linear sound editing and audio creation used for multimedia content, including podcasts, film and television soundtracks, video game sound design, and the internet.

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MEA 155 – Basic Audio Production
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Introduces the tools and techniques used to create professional audio for film, television, and new media. Explores recording methods for both studio and location sound recording and mixing.

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MEA 159 – Music for Film, Television and New Media
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Examines tools, techniques and aesthetics used in creating music scores and soundtracks for motion pictures, television, and new media including production fundamentals, audio/visual synchronization, and basic electronic music composition. (Same as MUSIC-159)

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MEA 255 – Audio Post-Production for Film/TV/New Media
3.0 units |  CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab

Recommended Preparation: MEA-114, MEA-155, MEA-159
Examines advanced audio technologies and postproduction techniques for film, television, and new media, including studio and location sound recording, digital sound editing, sound design aesthetics, and mixing/mastering of professional soundtracks.



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