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Audio Production and Recording

Original title in Czech: Zvuková produkce a nahráváníFEKTAbbreviation: AUDM-ZVUKAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Audio Engineering

Profile

The study programme provides interdisciplinary studies for MSc degree in audio engineering. The programme focuses on the education of professionals - sound engineers and audio technicians with technical and artistic overview in the area of audio equipment, audio signal processing, music direction and studio practice. Students are educated in the field of audio electronics, studio equipment and digital audio signal processing, and gain practical experience in studio practice.
The study of this branch can be commenced only after the students have successfully completed the bachelor’s degree programme and passed the bachelor’s final state examination, preferably in a programme oriented towards audio engineering or multimedia.
Instruction is provided primarily by the Department of Telecommunications FEEC and the Faculty of Music of JAMU in Brno. A wide range of optional courses along with individual technical and artistic projects and the master’s final work enable students to focus more closely on the area of studio audio engineering, audio technology, audio signal processing and multimedia.
Student can complement his theoretical knowledge by studying courses theoretical extension of the field of higher mathematics and physics. To extend the range of their knowledge the students select courses from other disciplines master's degree of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC) BUT, as well as language courses and general education.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate will possess detailed knowledge in the field of audio signal processing, multimedia, spatial sound and modern audio technologies and knowledge of and its utilization in the studio practice, multimedia installations, etc. The area of the knowledge extends from the range of sound waves and audio signals through their analogue and digital processing, compression and transmission to design and realization of audio systems, from musical theory through recording practice to sound and multimedia installations. He is familiar with the principle of room acoustics and sound reinforcement using modern sound systems.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate will possess detailed knowledge in the field of audio signal processing, multimedia, spatial sound and modern audio technologies and knowledge of and its utilization in the studio practice, multimedia installations, etc. The area of the knowledge extends from the range of sound waves and audio signals through their analogue and digital processing, compression and transmission to design and realization of audio systems, from musical theory through recording practice to sound and multimedia installations. He is familiar with the principle of room acoustics and sound reinforcement using modern sound systems.
Graduates are fully qualified in area of audio electronics, acoustics, electro-acoustic and multimedia. The graduates have also knowledge in area of studio audio engineering, sound recording practice, sound reinforcement and technical realization of audio systems. Thanks to the good theoretical foundations coupled with sufficiently universal education in applications-oriented studies he can be expected to accommodate to all concrete requirements of his future professional practice also in other related areas.
Graduates in this branch of MSc studies will find application in the research, development, design and operation of broadcasting, post-production and recording studios, theatres, in the staging musical performances, multimedia production, in companies engaged in the production, sale and service of audio and music electronics, in companies engaged in the design of studios and space for audio production, with complex installation of AV technology, etc. In addition to their technical knowledge of problems, they will be prepared to perform higher executive and managerial functions. Their sufficient theoretical education provides the required basis for possible enlargement of their knowledge in doctoral studies.

Entry requirements

The condition for admitting is a completed secondary education and passing the talent examination and written examination from the field of the audio engineering.

Supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-IN1Instrumentation 1cs3winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-VTMVideo Technology and Multimediacs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-ZP1Audio Production and Postproduction 1cs3winterCompulsoryCryes
MPC-ZVMAudio for Video and Multimediacs3winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-DREDifferential Equations in Electrical Engineeringcs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-DVVDigital Broadcasting and Video Technologycs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-MKSMicrocontrollers and Embedded Systemscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2no
MPC-PSOProbability, Statistics and Operations Researchcs5winterCompulsory-optionalEx2yes
MPC-SPRDigital Signal Processorscs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
MPC-UINArtificial Intelligencecs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-CSIDigital Signals and Systemscs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-FYAPhysical Acousticscs7summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-IN2Instrumentation 2cs3summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MPC-ZP2Audio Production and Postproduction 2cs3summerCompulsoryCryes
MPC-CIFDigital Filterscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MATMatrices and Tensors Calculuscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MNMModern Numerical Methodscs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-MPGModern Computer Graphicscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-NAVComputers and Peripheral Devicescs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PZOAdvanced Techniques of Image Processingcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-PLDProgrammble Logic Devicescs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1no
MPC-ADPA/D and D/A Converterscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
MPC-ZPRSpeech Processingcs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1yes
1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-FTVFilm Makingcs4bothCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
MPC-HREMusic Directingcs4bothCompulsory-optionalCr1yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-EL2Electroacoustics 2cs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exno
MPC-INEInteractive Electronicscs6winterCompulsoryCr,Exno
MPC-M2TSemestral Thesiscs1winterCompulsoryGCrno
MPC-AMAAutomated Measurements for Audio and Acousticscs3winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2no
MPC-CASDigital Audio Signal Processingcs6winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2no
MPC-SD1Fundamentals of Sound System Designcs3winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex2yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-MSADiploma Thesiscs20summerCompulsoryCrno
MPC-ZIPFundamentals of Interactive Computer Musiccs4summerCompulsoryGCrno
MPC-AKPRoom Acousticscs6summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1no
MPC-SD2Sound System Design and Optimizationcs3summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1no
MPC-ZEAFundamentals of Experimental Psychoacousticscs3summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Ex1no
2. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-XUPArt projectcs4bothCompulsoryGCrno
MPC-OHROrchestal Playcs4bothCompulsory-optionalCr1no
MPC-SALAuditory Analysiscs4bothCompulsory-optionalCr1no
MPC-UNMArt in New Media - Art and Technologycs4bothCompulsory-optionalEx1no
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-EFE1English for Life 1cs2winterOptionalCryes
XPC-CA1CISCO Academy 1 - CCNAcs3winterOptionalExyes
XPC-CA3CISCO Academy 3 - CCNPcs3winterOptionalExyes
XPC-CA5CISCO Academy 5 - CCNPcs3winterOptionalExyes
MPC-TAPAdvanced Technical Englishcs2winterOptionalCr,Exno
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
MPC-EFE2English for Lifecs2summerOptionalCr,Exyes
XPC-ELBSafety in Electrical Engineeringcs2summerOptionalExyes
XPC-CASCISCO Academy - CCNAcs3summerOptionalExyes
XPC-CA2CISCO Academy 2 - CCNAcs3summerOptionalExyes
XPC-CA4CISCO Academy 4 - CCNPcs3summerOptionalExyes
MPC-TAPAdvanced Technical Englishcs2summerOptionalCr,Exyes
Any year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
XPC-CVSPractice choircs2bothOptionalCryes
MPC-DHUHistory of Music in 18th and 19th Centurycs7bothOptionalExyes
MPC-DVHHistory of Vocal Musiccs7bothOptionalExyes
MPC-KOSCreative Personalitycs4bothOptionalCryes
XPC-OPXProfessional Practicecs3bothOptionalCryes
MPC-ZTKFundamentals of Composition Theorycs4bothOptionalCryes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
1 4 MPC-OHR, MPC-SAL, MPC-UNM
2 6 MPC-AMA, MPC-CAS, MPC-SD1
1 6 MPC-AKP, MPC-SD2, MPC-ZEA
1 4 MPC-FTV, MPC-HRE
2 5 MPC-DRE, MPC-DVV, MPC-MKS, MPC-PSO, MPC-SPR, MPC-UIN
1 6 MPC-CIF, MPC-MAT, MPC-MNM, MPC-MPG, MPC-NAV, MPC-PZO, MPC-PLD, MPC-ADP, MPC-ZPR