In this introductory sound course students explore the fundamentals of sound theory, equipment and building story ideas to produce a quality audio product primarily for the Web. Students will examine the basics of acoustics and environment, audio equipment and their effective use and best practices. Students will discover why technical choices justly influence great storytelling to realize a quality recording. The goals of the course are the discovery of a new hobby or business, an added skill for a web entrepreneur or an introduction to a career in the industry.
*This course combines online learning and on-site practice for those students who are available to attend the four in-class discussion and lab dates (Tuesdays, January 8, February 5, March 5 & 19). Please note that the on-campus facilities are available during these dates only. **A subscription to Adobe Audition CC is recommended. Unless you are already subscribed to Adobe CC, DO NOT purchase the software until after the first session, during which the instructor will explain exactly what is needed. ***This course can also be completed by distance. The subscription to Adobe Audition CC is required for those students participating in the course online only. Check the Adobe website for current student subscription rates.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Describe how the environment affects sound waves and analyze the effects.
Explain how a microphone and mixer functions and demonstrate techniques.
Compare various sound processing equipment and evaluate functionality.
Discuss theoretical examples of simple post production and define techniques.
Explain how digital sound is recorded and use of digital editing software.
Determine television and location sound show requirements.
Analyze effective storytelling skills through technical competence.
Write and produce a Podcast production for the web.
Effective as of Fall 2016
BCST 1256 is offered as a part of the following programs: