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Live Audio and Lighting AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  63
Effective Term: Fall  2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Live Audio and Lighting AAS Degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. It provides skills necessary to work with touring entertainers and audio/lighting companies in the set up operation of live concert productions.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Live Audio and Lighting AAS
Total Credits: 63

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3) (Recommended)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
EIT100 History of Rock n' Roll (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (Recommended)
Or select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (44)
BUS122 Small Business Management (3)
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
EIT101 Introduction to Entertainment (3)
EIT120 Entertainment Law (3)
EIT130 Live Audio Production I (3)
EIT140 Lighting I (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
EIT203 Entertainment Capstone Project (2)
EIT221 Entertainment Marketing and Promotion (3)
EIT231 Live Audio Production II (3)
EIT232 Equipment Maintenance (3)
EIT241 Concert Lighting (3)
EIT242 Rigging (3)
EIT296 Entertainment Internship (3)
ELC122 Direct Current and Alternating Current Circuit
Analysis (3)

Other Requirements (0-3)

Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0-3):
Select one:
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements
MSC122 Introduction to Web Design (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 63 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. (Synthesis Level) Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. (Application Level) Operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. (Synthesis Level) Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. (Evaluation Level) Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. (Synthesis Level) Prepare a completed project for the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s)and guidelines.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop a self-promotion package.
10. (Synthesis Level) Create and maintain a quality house sound mix and multi-channel monitor mix for a variety of reinforcement situations.
11. (Evaluation Level) Determine problems and solutions in professional live audio and stage lighting systems, as well as anticipate possible problems and create processes to minimize problems occurring.
12. (Synthesis Level) Devise color into a carefully documented light plot for a CAC Creative Arts concert or EIT event that reflects the physiological, time of day, dramatic, historical, landscape/cityscape, and/or mixing effects of color and the directors notes.
Standards for Program
None