Audio Production Minor
Students receive training to work behind the scenes in productions. Requirements for this minor include classes such as Music and Technology as well as Sound Engineering.
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Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree. Additional specifications may apply. For complete information on program requirements and policies for the 2017-18 year, please see the University Catalog.
Please see the University Catalog for complete program requirements and policies, and discuss all program plans with an academic advisor. Certain courses may fulfill multiple requirements across the Mason Core general education program, the college or school, and/or the specific program.
Those students interested in exploring audio production in a purely music-based experience should consider the minor in Music Technology music.gmu.edu.
Required Courses (6 credits)
12 credits chosen from the following:
- AVT 374 - Sound Art I (3 credits)
- FAVS 333 - Sound Editing and Recording Credits: 3
- GAME 250 - Music for Film and Video (3 credits)
- MUSI 354 - Electronic Composition (3 credits)
- MUSI 355 - Recording Techniques (3 credits)
- THR 313 - Event Technology (3 credits)
- THR 337 - Sound Design (3 credits)
- THR 415 - Advanced Sound Engineering Credits: 3
Sound design students are encouraged to develop a resume of personal experience that includes class work, theater productions, events, internships, and summer field experiences. Students have opportunity to work with professionals and faculty members as well as those visiting Mason as part of the Performing Artist Residency in Theater (PART). Sound minors may find opportunities to learn and work in our venues, including ranging from TheaterSpace, a 150-seat flexible venue, the Harris Theater,a 460-seat traditional proscenium stage with a counterweight fly system, and the 1900-seat Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The School of Theater offers additional technical venue opportunities through touring productions to the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Mason’s nearby Science and Technology campus.