This is the final course for the recording engineering student and serves as a juried exit path to the Audio Recording Engineering Certificate Program. Students will experience one-on-one engineer training as apprentice audio engineers. Students will be assigned 15 apprenticeship hours per week and assume all assistant engineer duties that might be expected in the modern recording studio complex environment. These duties can include recording session work, live sound engineering, repairs, equipment and facility maintenance, office work, and client contact as a studio representative. Additionally, students will work with, and independently of, an instructor and record a final project to realize and exhibit the extent of their engineering knowledge and skill. After completion of the recording project, the student will assemble a professional caliber portfolio CD of their best work for critical review. In addition to the above, students must pass a comprehensive written exam covering their learning experience in the ARE Program.