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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media
 

MSRA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Program Content


 

What exactly is the Master of Science in Recording Arts?

It is a graduate degree designed to help students refine their skills in the field of Recording Arts.  See our Program Overview page for information on the field of Recording Arts.

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What topics will I be studying?

Mixing, mastering, sequencing, calibration and reinforcement.  Our program refines students’ skills in sound recording, aesthetics, multi-track recording, digital signal processing, automated mixing, synchronization, stereo imaging, and monitoring.  Also included is study in Audio Forensics and Pedagogy.

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How is this program unique?

There are a limited number of graduate programs in audio in the U.S.  This is a "users" and "teachers" program, not a designers program.  Our emphasis in Pedagogy and Forensics are the only such graduate degrees in the U.S.

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Why should I choose this program?

If your career path requires a graduate degree, then the MSRA is a logical choice.  It allows that your undergraduate degree may not be in Recording Arts, and therefore has a program of preparatory courses selected from the upper division of our Bachelors degree that will prepare you for this graduate program.

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Are there other programs like this in the US?

While there are a few other graduate programs in the U.S. (see www.aes.org/education for a directory) each has a deliberate focus.  This emphasis is intentional and is based on the specialties of its faculty and position in the entertainment or scientific communities.

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