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Art Institute of California—Los Angeles Introduces New Program

To meet the growing need for audio professionals, the Art Institute of California—Los Angeles is offering a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Audio Production beginning with the spring quarter, which starts April 2, 2007. Students enrolled in the inaugural program will have access to accomplished leadership and comprehensive training in technology, theory, industry trends and business practices.

The program is designed to launch careers in audio engineering and post-production for the music, film, television, radio, interactive media, gaming and telecommunications industries. In addition, an on-campus ADR/Foley studio will provide hands-on production experience.

“The current communications and entertainment industry, to which audio is central, is in a constant state of growth and change. Sound is paired with almost every sight we see and someone’s got to be there to capture and deliver it in new and creative ways,” explains Ryan Gahagan, director of the Audio Production program. “Students will learn the fundamental principles of recording and editing sound so that they can adapt to and influence the ever-changing music and audio industry.”

The program will also feature an advisory committee comprised of expert audio professionals, such as Grammy-nominated record producer Rob Graves and Emmy Award-winning sound editor Mark Steele, to help prepare students for the contemporary marketplace. The curriculum builds a strong foundation in the basic physics of sound and acoustics.

Professionals and students interested in the Audio Production program can attend an open house event on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 10 a.m.

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