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Creative Sound Design   (FIL-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This is a theoretical and practical course dealing with multi-layered sound. The major thrust of this course is to develop technical and aesthetic sensitivity to sound for its own sake, as well as the listening and production skills necessary for creative use of sound in any medium.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate and demonstrate familiarity with sound production tools and techniques
  • Assess effective use of those tools and techniques by providing examples and analysis of the examples provided.
  • Demonstrate a facility for sound editing, placement and mixing techniques
  • Demonstrate a familiarity for sound design techniques and their application
  • Create a sound design project which demonstrates skill and deft application of techniques and aesthetics

 
Physics of Sound and Music   (PHY-103)   3.00 s.h.  
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The goal of this course is to expose students to physics through its application to sound and music. The students will study these applications by examining the phenomena of voice, sound, hearing, musical instruments, acoustics, electronic technology and reproduction of sound and music. The historical development of such topics will be studied as well. 
History of Sound Film   (FIL-354)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the background and development of the Sound film. 
Advanced Sound Studio Techniques   (ELM-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Studio set-up, microphone placement, acoustic theory, console patchbay theory and practice, signal processing devices, equalizers, and limiters. 
Cinematography I   (FIL-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Fundamentals of film making; editing; photography, and sound; basic and experimental uses of the camera; student shoots and edits film, adds sound. 
Cinematography II   (FIL-222)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continuation of fundamentals of film making; editing, photography, and sound; basic and experimental uses of the camera; student shoots and edits film, adds sound. 
Fundamentals Audio Technology   (ELM-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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Anatomy of audio components; generation, transmission, and detection of sound; properties of sound; electricity and magnetism with applications to transducers, preamplifiers, amplifiers, tuners, and tape decks; electromagnetic waves, AM, FM, and PM modulation; and elements of AM and FM tuners. 
Technical Theater Production I   (THA-290)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Study of the elements of scenery, costuming, make-up, sound and lighting.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Scenic styles of play production;
  • Set design and construction;
  • Makeup design and application;
  • lighting design and operation;
  • Sound design and operation.

 
Ultrasound Physics I   (ULS-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A course that reviews relevant fundamental physics and mathematics as a prelude to the discussion of acoustical physics and physical principles of ultrasound. Modes of operation, imaging and display techniques that relate to high frequency sound production will be stressed.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the basic physical principles of sound and the terms that describe sound (i.e. period, frequency, wavelength, etc.)
  • Describe and explain echo production and the pulse-echo principle
  • Describe and explain pulsed wave ultrasound and the terms that describe it (pulse duration, duty factor, SPL, etc.)
  • Describe the relationship of power, intensity, and amplitude of sound as well as the relationship of decibel & intensity
  • Describe the rate of attenuation in media and calculate attenuation in decibels
  • Explain absorption, reflection (specular and non-specular) and the types of scattering
  • Describe the relationship of the amplitude of an echo with the impedance difference and angle of insonation
  • Define the term refraction and explain why it occurs
  • Explain the types of scanning modes including A mode, B mode, M mode, Doppler, Real time, and B scan
  • Define axial and lateral resolution and how to optimize both

 
Film Production II   (FIL-394)   3.00 s.h.  
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Working in small crews and using sophisticated production equipment, synchronous sound and color films. 
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