Audio Engineering Track

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Students enrolled in MELE's Audio Engineering Technology focus track will complete coursework in areas including audio engineering, sound reinforcement and studio production. Below is the listing of required courses for MELE's Audio Engineering Technology focus track.

Audio Engineering Technology, Associate in Science
(63 credits)

This is not an official document. Use it to keep track of your academic progress. You are responsible for meeting your program and graduation requirements. Check catalog for course descriptions and course prerequisite. See your academic counselor if you need help.

Semester 1 (Fall)

HCC

Course Title

Prerequisites

Credits

MELE 101

Survey of Music Business

"C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25

3

MELE 102

Survey of Recording Technology

"C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25

3

ENG 100

English Composition I

"C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100

3

ICS 100

Computer Literacy

"C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100

3

MELE 103

Modern Music & Theory

Placement in ENG 22/60 and in MATH 25.  MELE majors only.

3

Semester 2 (Spring)

HCC

Course Title

Prerequisites

Credits

MELE 211

Audio Engineering I

"C" or higher in MELE102, and in ENG 100. MELE Majors only.

4

MATH 103

College Algebra

"C" or higher in MATH25 or placement in MATH 103

3

HIST 151

World Civilizations I or HIST 152 World Civilization II

ENG 22/60 or ESL 23. Recommended Prep: ENG 100

3

MELE 214

Electronics for Audio Engineers

Co-requisite: MELE 211. Major Restriction: MELE majors only

4

SP 151

Personal and Public Speech

Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23

3

Semester 3 (Fall)

HCC

Course Title

Prerequisites

Credits

MELE 212

Digital Audio: Theory & DAW

"C" or higher in MELE 211

3

MELE 213

Studio Production I

"C" or higher in MELE 211

3

MELE 215

Sound Reinforcement

"C" or higher in MELE 102 and ENG 100. MELE majors only.

4

PHIL 101

Intro to Philosophy: Morals and Society or REL 150 Intro to World's Major Religions

Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23

3

PHYS 100

Survey of Physics

 

3

PHYS 100L

Survey of Physics Lab

 

1

Semester 4 (Spring)

HCC

Course Title

Prerequisites

Credits

MELE 220

Audio Engineering II

"C" or higher in MELE 211. MELE majors only.

4

MELE 275

Practicum

Instructor approval required. MELE majors only.

4

JOUR 150

The Press and Society

 

3

HWST 107

Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific

Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23

3

 

Total Credits: 63

MELE Learning Outcomes

  • Program Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the careers, contracts, law, processes and economics of the music business

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of recording technology

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems

  • Prepare public relations programs for entertainment and music business clients

  • Describe various types of intellectual property and copyright laws within the music industry

  • Identify the role of music publishing in entertainment and music business

  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of techniques and skills used in operating studio equipment and sound systems

  • Describe the economic, musical & technological developments and new business models of the recording industry

  • Demonstrate an understanding of music production

  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical standards in entertainment and music business

  • Describe the importance of appreciation of diversity and global perspectives in music business and entertainment