Admission to Candidacy
All students are required to be admitted to candidacy to earn a degree as an Audio Production major. Candidacy is required as a prerequisite to enrollment in most upper-division courses within the college.
To be eligible to apply for candidacy, a student must
complete all learning support requirements;
complete all high school deficiencies;
complete 24 total credit hours;
have completed at least one general education natural science requirement (Physics suggested);
receive at least a C (not a C-) in College Algebra or higher-level math;
receive at least a C (not a C-) in RIM 1230 or MUTH 1110 ;
complete RIM 3010 , RIM 3300 , and RIM 3600 with a C (not a C-);
be in good academic standing (not on probation).
Audio Production Candidacy GPA: Take the average of (AP pre-candidacy course GPA) and (Inclusive GPA) to calculate your Audio Production Candidacy GPA.
AP pre-candidacy course GPA: Calculated by taking the average of: RIM 3010 , RIM 3300 , and RIM 3600 .
Inclusive GPA: Calculating the average of all classes that have a grade including those transferred.
Students in the Audio Production major are guaranteed admission to candidacy if they earn an Audio Production Candidacy GPA of 3.5 or higher.
A limited number of additional candidacy slots will be open based on availability. Candidacy will be granted three times per year; after the fall and spring semesters and summer term. Students may not take other RIM courses beyond the candidacy requirements, with the exception of RIM 3650 , until they have successfully completed admission to candidacy.
The application for admission to candidacy is an online application available here. Applications should be submitted by students during the semester in which they will have completed the above requirements. The deadline for candidacy applications is near the end of each semester and is announced via email each semester.
A few of any available slots will be awarded based on a faculty committee recommendation on an appeal application. Appeal applications will be accepted after formula slots have been announced early in the Fall and Spring Semester and Summer Term. Appeal recommendations will be based on exceptional circumstances and/or exceptional talent and/or diversity considerations.
| AP Pre-Candidacy Core
|| 12 hours
| AP Sub Core
|| 6 hours
| AP Post Candidacy Sub Core
|| 15 hours
| AP Electives
|| 18 hours
|Major Support Requirement
*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.
Curriculum: Audio Production
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Students should see their advisors to develop their individual schedules. Certain prerequisites and sequences in particular major concentrations and minor require special attention.
See course suggestions for studio production and engineering (music), electronic music (EM), sound reinforcement (live sound), and sound for picture tracks.