|Live Audio and Lighting A.A.S. Degree|
Live Audio and Lighting
The Live Audio and Lighting A.A.S. degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. It provides skills necessary to work with touring entertainers and audio/lighting companies in the set up and operation of live concert productions.
Learn the ins and outs of how to setup, calibrate, engineer, tear down, and repair cutting edge live audio sound systems for concert venues. Students will gain experience running sound for actual concert performances.
Additionally, students will learn how to program and synchronize light shows to enhance the concert experience. Our state-of-the-art programmable IQ intelligent lighting system and our top-tier concert sound system with digital mixing console will expose students to practical, hands-on experience solving acoustic problems on the fly and maximizing the listening experience in a concert setting.
Front of House Sound Engineer
Monitor Mixing Engineer
Total Credits: 67 credits
Fall Semester I Prerequisite
EIT 100 - History of Rock & Roll RDG094
EIT 101 - Introduction To Entertainment RDG094
EIT 151 - Digital Audio Workstation None
ELC 122 - Direct Current/Alternating Current Circuit Analysis None
BUS 101 or MAT 101 or Above MAT086 & MAT092
Spring Semester II Prerequisite
CIS 120 – Survey of Computer Information Systems RDG094
EIT 120 - Entertainment Law EIT101
EIT 130 – Live Audio Production I EIT101
EIT 140 - Introduction to Lighting EIT101
COM 100 - Fundamentals of Human Communication RDG 094
Physical Education None
Summer Term Prerequisite
ENG101 - English Composition III RDG094
PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology RDG094
Fall Semester III Prerequisite
EIT 221 - Entertainment Marketing & Promotion EIT120
EIT 241 - Concert Lighting EIT140
EIT 242 – Rigging EIT140
EIT 296 - Entertainment Internship Approval of Coordinator
CBA210 - Web Development Tools CIS120
Spring Semester IV Prerequisite
BUS 122 - Small Business Management RDG094
EIT 232 - Equipment Maintenance None
EIT 231 – Live Audio Production II EIT130
EIT 203 - Entertainment Capstone Project Approval of Coordinator
Physical and Biological Science - 100 Level or Higher RDG094
• Reading Competency: RDG 094 College Reading
• Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Minimum of 20 credits completed at CAC
1. Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present.
2. Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles.
3. Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry.
4. Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
5. Program and operate a standard computerized lighting control console.
6. Create a recording project using Pro-Tools.
7. Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities.
8. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines.
9. Develop a self-promotion package.
10. Create and maintain a quality house sound mix and multi-channel monitor mix for a variety of reinforcement situations.
11. Determine problems and solutions in professional live audio and stage lighting systems, as well as anticipate possible problems and create processes to minimize problems occurring.
12. Devise color into a carefully documented light plot for a CAC Creative Arts concert or EIT event that reflects the physiological, time of day, dramatic, historical, landscape/cityscape, and/or mixing effects of color and the director’s notes.