VU – Audio Recording

VU Advisor: Virgil Franklin    Email:    Office Phone: 812-888-4453

VU Audio Recording Website

DOE Code: Radio TV I – 5986   and   Radio TV II – 5992

Program Description:  The Vincennes University Music Audio Recording Program is committed to offering, to a diverse student population, affordable two-year associate degrees and certificate programs in music that provide opportunities for further study and future employment in the fields of audio recording. Students will learn fundamental and transferable skills, along with concepts in musicianship and all facets of audio production. The overall goal of the program is for students to integrate the skills and knowledge acquired and to develop competencies in music and technology.

Many exciting jobs and internships await a graduate of the Audio Recording program at VU.

Recent graduates are working for such notables as Sweetwater Sound, The Lodge Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, WFIE-TV, and some have gained national notoriety on Van’s Warp Tour.

Grade Level:  12th

Length of Program: 1 year (Senior Year Only) 1/2 of the day.

HS Credits per semester:  3                  HS Credits per year:  6

Fall Semester Courses:                                                                       Days/Times:

MUSI 101 – Audio Recording I  (2 CR -1st 8 weeks)          Wed 1:00 – 4:20

The survey portion of this course examines equipment needs, acoustics, listening skills, industry needs, industry standards and career opportunities related to audio recording. The hands-on component of this course will instruct students on proper use of basic audio equipment, studio set-up and an introduction to recording techniques. *A laboratory fee of $200 will be charged.

MUSI 102 – Audio Recording II (2 CR – 2nd 8 weeks)       Wed 1:00 – 4:20

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in MUSI 101.  Students will continue hands-on training in intermediate studio and recording techniques including multi-track recording, digital recording and mix-down using the Pro Tools system.  *A laboratory fee of $200 will be charged.

MUSI 207 – Pro Tools I  (2 CR Full Semester)                          Tues & Thurs 1:00-1:50

This course is equivalent to Pro Tools 101 and takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, or Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Students will learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, software synthesizers and samplers, and audio looping with REX or ACID files. Through hands-on tutorials, students will develop essential techniques for recording, editing and mixing. Basic computer knowledge including the ability to use a keyboard, mouse and an Apple or Windows-based operating system is required. Students who opt for Pro Tools certification will be administered an on-line exam that requires each student achieve a score of 80 or higher on the Avid Pro Tools exam to progress to MUSI 208. *$159 plus $50 for book  (VU charges fee for book and we supply to student)

Spring Semester Courses:                                                                 Days/Times:

MUSI 103 – Audio Recording III  (3 CR Full Semester)    Wed 1:00 – 4:00

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSI 102.  This course continues to develop recording skills and techniques using the computer based Pro Tools system.  Students will record basic tracks, mix multi-track projects, and examine the use of MIDI and other computer applications. *A laboratory fee of $200 will be charged.

MUSI 208 – Pro Tools II (2 CR Full Semester)                         Tues & Thurs 1:00- 1:50

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MUSI 207 and passing a Digidesign Pro Tools exam.  This course is equivalent to Pro Tools 110. This Avid certified course covers the key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system in a home studio environment. Students will learn to record, edit and use the essentials of automation and to work with both audio and MIDI. Students will gain hands-on experience through a series of class exercise project files. 2 class hours. *Lab Fee of $159 plus $165 for book (VU charges fee for book and we supply to student)

MUSI 203 – Music Tech (2 CR Full Semester)                         Tues-Thurs – 3:30 – 4:20

This hands-on course introduces students to music production software packages for the Macintosh/ PC platform including Reason, Digital Performer and Pro Tools. Students will produce projects that incorporate sequencing, basic synthesis, and inter-application MIDI. *A laboratory fee of $70 will be charged.

Tuition: Twin Rivers pays all CTE course tuition.  Student pays fees only.

Occupations upon completion of program:  Audio Recording Engineer, Audio Editor, Post Production Audio, Pro Tools Technician, Broadcast Audio Engineering and Production

Additional education/training available after VU:  No additional training is required beyond the two year ASCT degree.

*Fees are approximate and could vary from year to year.

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