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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Commercial Music A.A.S. Audiovisual Production Degree

Commercial Music

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

Audiovisual Production




The Audiovisual Production program at Lamar State College-Port Arthur blends music production, sound design and video technology to create compelling multimedia content for all forms of visual media including web, video, film, animation, mobile technology, and games.

The Audiovisual Production program's aims are to provide hands-on training utilizing industry-standard technology while focusing on professional best practices to build a music production and sound design portfolio that supports the visual narrative and demonstrates a broad range of creative skill sets including video editing, music composition, and sound design.

Graduates of the Audiovisual Production program are prepared for entry-level positions as audio and video editors, production assistants, sound designers, radio board operators, multimedia composers and audiovisual technicians.


Degree Plan
First Year
First Semester
CourseHours
 Lec      Lab    Credit 
Composition I + (ENGL 1301)
   3           0           3   
Audio Engineering I (MUSC 1427)
   3           3           4   
Piano Class Instruction I (MUSI 1181)
   0           3           1   
Fundamentals of Music I (MUSI 1301)
   3           0           3   
American Popular Music + (MUSI 1310)
   3           0           3   
Total Hours
  12          6          14   
Second Semester
Introduction to Cinematic Production + (COMM 2304)
   3           0           3   
Audio Post Production (FLMC 2330)
   3           1           3   
Special Topics in Recording Arts Technology (MUSC 1196)
   3           1           3   
Electronic Music I (MUSI 1390)
   3           0           3   
Public Speaking + (SPCH 1315)
   3           0           3   
Total Hours
  15          3          15   
Summer Semester
Physical Science I + (PHYS 1415)
   3           3           4   
Introduction to Sociology + (SOCI 1301)
   3           0           3   
Total Hours
   6           3           7   
Second Year
Third Semester
Approved Electives
  2-3       1-3       2-4  
Survey of the Music Business (MUSB 1304)
   3           0           3   
Audio Engineering II (MUSC 2427)
   3           3           4   
Electronic Music II (MUSI 1391)
   3           0           3   
Film and Video Editing + (RTVB 2330)
   3           1           3   
Total Hours
14-15     5-7      15-17  
Fourth Semester
Approved Electives
  2-3       1-3        2-4  
College Algebra + (MATH 1314) or Contemporary Mathematics I (MATH 1332)
   3           0           3   
Audio for Video (MUSC 2351)
   3           1           3   
Audio Engineering III (MUSC 2447)
   3           3           4   
Portfolio Development (Capstone) + (RTVB 2340)
   3           1           3   
Total Hours
14-15     6-8      15-17  
Degree Plan Total Hours
61-63   22-26    66-70
+ Denotes general education core



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