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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Audio/Video Option

Program Description

The Audio/Video Option will focus on the detailed study of acoustics, audio production, recording engineering, sound design, motion graphics, visual composition, and non-linear video editing and production. Students will be qualified to seek positions in the fields of audio production, video production, post-production, advertising, interactive design, and electronic publishing.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning ◊ MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
DAT*H102 Intro to Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
Scientific Reasoning ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed (Prefer DAN*H175) 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed (Prefer ENG*H102) 3
Program Requirement DAT *H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H218 Electronic Music Composition and Audio Technology I 3
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed (Prefer ART*H101 or 102) 3
Scientific Knowledge ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed (Prefer BIO*H105) 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H220 Acoustics and Sound Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H224 Digital Video II 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed (Prefer HIS*H101 or 102) 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed (Prefer COM*H101) 3
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement DAT*H226 Motion Graphics and Animation 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project 3

Total Credits: 60-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

◊ MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate the properties of sound, human hearing, psychoacoustics, electro-acoustic and digital sound reproduction systems.
  2. Design and edit digital and analog audio files.
  3. Synthesize and apply the processes involved in transforming a concept to a video production.
  4. Design, produce, edit, and complete original video projects.
  5. Utilize state-of-the-art special effect techniques currently used in the film and video industry.
  6. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

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