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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Recording Arts CCC

Recording Arts  (6289)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This certificate program provides an introduction to professional training in recording arts production for students interested in a career in the film and entertainment industry. In this program, students work alongside professionals using cutting edge equipment and technologies, while learning how to put together a recording project from the ground up.

Because the courses are offered on a block schedule, it is recommended that the student enrolls in three or more major courses each term. Course content includes sound, editing, design, and business concepts in the motion picture and recording industries.

Students work cooperatively with those enrolled in concurrent courses to complete extensive production projects outside of regular class meetings. These projects follow the professional model for production.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Students must:


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be finished in as little as two semesters of full-time enrollment or two years part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 24
MUS1621C Acoustics and Psychoacoustics 3
MUT1001 Fundamentals of Music 3
FIL1547C Mixing and Mastering for Recording Arts 1 3
FIL2548C Mixing and Mastering for Recording Arts 2 3
RTV1558C Studio Recording 3
RTV1559C Live Performance Recording 3
FIL2538C Advanced Sound for Film 3
FIL2543C Film Sound Design 3
Total Program Credits: 24

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Employment Opportunities
Organizations employing graduates include video, film and recording production companies, government and educational agencies, motion pictures, commercial advertising studios and broadcast television stations.

Some entry-level positions include audio/sound technician, utility production assistant, boom operator and production assistant.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Associate in Science – Motion Picture Production Technology.