BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Audio Studies

The schedule below is only one example of a possible degree program. This sample plan should not be used as a strict guide to completion of the program.

The schedule below is only one example of a possible degree program. This sample plan should not be used as a strict guide to completion of the program.

Please work with your academic advisor during your first advising appointment to set up your individualized degree plan using the Degree Works Student Education Planner.

Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with the advisees sharing in the responsibility.

Students pursuing audio studies will be required to complete: MED 461(3), 561(3); MUS 100(2), 316(3); and select 7 hours of electives with advisor approval from: MED 361(3), 492(3), 595(1-3); MUS 103(3), 137(1), 327(2), 399(1-3), 461(3), 512(3), 529(3); THE 558(3).

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

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ART 100 2D Design 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education (MED 120 is recommended) 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MUS 100 Music Fundamentals
or MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I
2-3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Humanities - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 216 Introduction to Audio Techniques 3
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 290 Fundamentals of Multimedia Design 3
MUS 316 Advanced Audio Recording Techniques 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Course for minor 3
Portfolio Application Review - EA requirement 0
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 461 Sound Editing 3
Audio - EA elective (upper level) 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 300 Fundamentals of Collaboration in Electronic Arts 3
Audio - EA elective (upper level) 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
General elective 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
MED 561 Sound Mixing 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester I(spring)

CoursesHours
MED 498 Senior Project in Electronic Arts 3
Course for minor (upper level) 3
General elective (upper level) .3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Entrance to the EA program is selective. Students must complete at least 3 of the 4 pre-core admission classes (ART 100, MED 290, MED 365, MUS 216), including the course in the option area to which they will apply, before making a portfolio application. Portfolio includes a minimum of two and a maximum of three examples of work in the option area (audio, video, interactive new media, or computer animation) with at least one example coming from the preadmission core course in the track to which the student is applying.

Because of the structure of the EA program it would be very difficult to complete this degree in three years. Though not impossible, candidates would have to be accepted into the program in the fall semester of the second year. This outcome is difficult to accomplish given course periodicity and the requirement to have completed the pre-core classes before making the formal portfolio application to the program.

The EA major requires a minor. No more than 6 hours may count toward both the major and the minor.

NOTE: If you intend to take a minor in media or to use media as a fall back degree option if not accepted into the EA program, MED 130: Fundamentals of Media Convergence would be a good class to take early in semester #3.

Students need a minimum of 125 hours with 40 hours of coursework at a 300+ course level to graduate.

Periodicity of many classes is important with many scheduled as F (fall) or S (spring) only classes. Check catalog.

Degree plan last reviewed 05-09-2018.