BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Audio Studies

The following is a sample schedule this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MUS 100 Music Fundamentals
or MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I
2-3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education (MED 120 is recommended) 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 3-4
Humanities - General Education 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning (Writing II) - General Education 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 216 Introduction to Audio Techniques 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
MED 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 316 Advanced Audio Recording Techniques 3
Audio studies electives 5-6
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3-4
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
Portfolio application review - electronic arts requirement 0
Total hours14-16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 461 Sound Editing 3
Audio studies elective 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 300 Fundamentals of Collaboration in Electronic Arts 3
Audio studies elective 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts
or MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts
3
MED 561 Sound Mixing 3
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
Audio studies elective 3
Audio studies elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
Electronic arts history/theory course 3
Audio studies elective .3
Audio studies elective 3
Audio studies elective 3
Total hours15

Entrance to the electronic arts program is selective. You must complete two of the pre-admission foundation courses (ART 110, MED 365, MUS 216) and one pre-admission core course (ART 210, ART 230, MED 361) with a B or better average before making a portfolio application. One of the foundation courses taken prior to applying must be MUS 216. The portfolio consists of two-to-three examples of your best work in the discipline to which you are applying, several short essays and an interview.

A minimum of 120 credit hours (with 40 hours of upper division coursework at a 300+ course level) is required to graduate.

Periodicity of many classes is important, with many scheduled as fall- or spring-only classes (F/S). Check the class schedule.

This schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan. Please meet with your advisor early in your first semester to discuss possible variations of your own degree plan.

Degree plan last reviewed 08-06-2020.