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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPFV245 Sound I 3 cr.

This is a required course for the F/V major. Students are introduced to studio and field recording and post production for audio through a series of workshops. Subjects covered include the basic physics of sound, digital and analog audio formats, microphones, and understanding how to use audio recorders, amplifiers and speakers. The basic structural properties of sound and their relationship to the listener are explored through sound editing, effects processing and audio mixing using digital audio editing software. Emphasis is placed on the consideration of sound as a medium in its own right with a study of acoustic principles and effects. Whether working on soundtracks, musical compositions or sound art, this class provides the student with a solid foundation in audio production. No previous experience required. It is advisable to take this course in the sophomore year.

Hybrid Studio/Critique
Departmental Requirement