Media Arts

B.A. in Media Arts - Digital Audio

The Digital Audio concentration offers hands-on experience and individually assigned studio hours on cutting-edge equipment, which allow students to further their skills and knowledge through class lectures and self-experimentation. Media Arts 101 Audio Prod. I (see below) covers microphones, live recording, multitrack mixing, and mixing board concepts. Media Arts 107 Digital Audio I, Media Arts 110 Digital Audio II, Media Arts 114 Digital Audio III series of classes focus on multitrack MIDI and hard disk audio recording, editing, mixing and locking sound to a moving image. These classes are appropriate for soundtrack design, sound effects design, or straight ahead music composition and recording. A minimum of 3 hours per week of studio time is assigned to each student, and additional hours are available for larger projects. The primary software packages used are the latest versions of MOTU Digital Performer and Pro Tools for the Mac and PC.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for acceptance into the B.A. in Media Arts - Digital Audio program:

  • Entering freshman must have a high school grade-point average of at least 80 and a combined SAT score of at least 1000.
  • Transfer students must have an overall gradepoint average of at least 2.0.
  • Submit a general application for admission through My LIU.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Science 10 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
Six (6) advanced credits in a single discipline other than Media Arts.
Major Requirements
General Requirements for major in Media Arts:
Foundation Courses (required): 12 credits
Area of Concentration Electives: 24 credits
TOTAL: 36 credits
12 credits of Foundation Courses
MA 100 Media Aesthetics 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 119 Business of Media Arts 3.00
MA 162 Photography Portfolio/Exhibition 3.00
MA 257 The Music Business 3.00
MUS 180 The Music Business 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
MA 150 Writing for Visual Media 3.00
MA 152 Screenplay 3.00
One (1) of the following courses:
ART 108 History of Photography 3.00
MA 164 History of Photography 3.00
MA 187 Film and Television Studies 3.00
MA 239 Survey of Computer Art 3.00
24 credits from the following:
Digital Audio: Music/Sound Design & Radio
MA 101 Audio Production I 3.00
MA 107 Digital Audio I 3.00
MA 110 Digital Audio II 3.00
MA 114.1 Digital Audio III 3.00
MA 114.2 Digital Audio IV 3.00
MA 1012 Audio Production II 3.00
MA 147 Studio Recording for the Music Producer 3.00
MA 199 Media Arts Internship 3.00