Fall 2023 – Hybrid Classes – In Person or Online!

After a number of years of necessary virtuality, most audio classes for the Fall 2023 semester at Santa Fe Community College will be taught in a HyFlex fashion! (That means you can come to campus whenever you want and take class remotely whenever you want.) Wanna keep taking classes online via Zoom? Great! It’s exactly the same experience. Wanna come to campus to use our computers and gear and get that in-person feel? Come on down!

Plus, you get FREE ACCESS to the software, even to install on your own computer for the semester.

The Fall 2023 semester starts on August 21. These classes can fill up fast, so sign up today.

Audio Production 1
FDMA 1410 – CRN 20283

Tuesday // 2:30pm – 5:15pm
8/22/23 – 12/5/23
Class starts August 22
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Learn the basics of audio production. Get an understanding of the science of sound, acoustics and psychoacoustics, recording techniques, how to treat a room, and how to use Protools – the most popular recording software in professional music studios around the world and the choice of the film industry. An ideal class for musicians curious about recording, people with some experience who want to learn more, people in film who appreciate the importance of sound and want to get better at it, and anyone who wants to learn how to use Protools from an Avid Certified Instructor. Students will have access to the software for the semester. This is the first class to take if you want to get the Audio Certificate.

Introduction to Ableton Live
FDMA 1390 – CRN 20734

Tuesday // 5:30pm – 8:15pm
8/22/23 – 12/5/23
Class starts August 22
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Learn how to use Ableton Live – one of the most popular and fun music software apps out there and the most-used app for live music performance. It works great for writing, recording, and mixing, and even better when you’re performing live. Learn from an Ableton Certified Trainer and get access to the software for the semester – either in a lab on campus or on your own computer. Connect with a group of people as passionate about music as you are. This is a great class for beginners and for people who want to take their skills to the next level.

Introduction to Sound Design for Film
FDMA 2510 – CRN 20171

Wednesday // 5:30pm – 8:45pm
8/23/23 – 12/6/23
Class starts August 23
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An introduction to the principles, techniques and applications of sound design and film scoring. Students learn how sound can affect storytelling in a film, examine the role of sound from the script to screen, and the professional process of creating a soundtrack. Students learn how to use sound equipment in a production environment and execute basic techniques used to develop a soundtrack.

Prerequisites are Audio Production 1 (FDMA 1410) and Intro to Digital Video Editing (FDMA 1220) or teacher approval.

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