PD400 Critical Skills Review

Course Description

Positioned near the midpoint of the program, this course tests and reviews students‘ comprehension of the previous Audio Production certification program topics. Students will work independently to complete an audio project, on deadline, designed to stimulate both creative and technical problem solving. A detailed critique of the assignment will allow the instructor to evaluate each student’s critical skillset, identify problem areas needing further attention, and assign tutoring or extra work as needed. The course concludes with each student’s commitment to an audio project focusing on an area of personal interest, which will be presented as a deliverable during the Portfolio courses at the end of the Audio Production certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students must demonstrate proficiency with the following topics:

  • Analog signal flow
  • Digital signal flow
  • ProTools
  • Logic
  • Mixing tools and techniques
  • Microphone techniques
  • Studio set up and etiquette
  • Pre-production techniques
  • Field recording
  • Sound design
  • Audio post-production techniques