Icon: design degrees in Atlanta BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION (BFA) Audio Recording and Sound Design

The Bachelor of Arts (BFA) in Media Production Audio Recording and Sound Design degree specialization gives students the opportunity to learn what it takes to enter the field of media production and adapt as technology and production methods evolve. Overall, the specialized curriculum offers a solid foundation in the areas of audio and electronic music production, general media production, editing and computer animation and special effects production.

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    November 10, 2014

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  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Audio Recording and Sound Design specialization gives students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the entire process of media production, with an emphasis on developing specific skills needed to produce audio tracks for productions such as motion pictures, television, music videos and recording. In this industry-focused curriculum, students can learn how to:

    • Develop a thorough technical understanding of the three phases of the motion picture production process (preproduction, production and postproduction).
    • Generate and properly utilize industry-standard paperwork to track and control all three phases of motion picture production.
    • Demonstrate technical competency with various industry-standard software, camera, grip and lighting, and recording technologies.
    • Understand on-set protocol/behavior and professionalism appropriate to field, studio and post-production applications.
    • Contribute appropriately in a variety of positions to the production of motion picture projects.
    • Create audio projects from concept to finished product, on time and on budget, to a client's specifications.
    • Organize and manage self-directed audio production projects.


    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • This BFA degree program in Media Production includes the following courses, taught by instructors who have relevant career experience in the film, video and audio fields. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.


    • Music Production I
    • Music Production II
    • Music Mixing & Mastering
    • MIDI and Electronic Music
    • Musicianship for Engineers
    • Sound Design I
    • History of Recorded Music
    • Sound Design II
    • Producing and Engineering
    • Postproduction Recording
    • Music for Picture
    • Web Design I


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • The Audio Recording and Sound Design specialization program provides its graduates with industry-related knowledge and skills in music production, sound design and audio engineering.

    Students will have the opportunity to advance their creative and technical abilities in areas such as building professional soundtracks, including effects editing, automatic dialog replacement (ADR), dialog editing, composing and mixing music for films and videos and enhancing moving images with innovative sound design.

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