Explore the project phases and documentation associated with AV system design, as well as physics affecting the surrounding environment, such as human ergonomics, display and projection needs, and sound reinforcement.

"My reasons for taking AV Design Level 1 were to enhance my professional skills and to prepare for my CTS-D certification. While being in some aspect of video distribution for the past 7 years, it has been quite some time since I have been in a specifically AV design position and there have been many changes and improvements since then. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to advance their career in the AV industry."
— Matthew Tonjes, CTS, DB Consulting Group Inc.

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who reads, works with or creates AV designs, including:

  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Technology managers
  • Project managers

Prerequisites

Students are strongly encouraged to complete AV Math for Design Online

Course Features

This three-day instructor-led classroom course is eight hours per day. Additional evening work may be required.

Students will also produce a complete drawing package based on several real-world scenarios they might encounter on the job.

The course covers the following topics:

  • The Audiovisual Design and Integration Process: learn how to properly document and translate a client's needs into actionable project drawings, throughout each phase of a design project
  • Ergonomics: learn human-centered design factors to help place the people in a space
  • Visual Principles of Design: learn how to properly specify and position displays using image specifications
  • Audio Principles of Design: learn how to specify microphones and loudspeakers to achieve target sound pressure levels in a given space

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Further Study

AV Design 2: Infrastructure
AV Design 3: Applied Design

Certification Renewal Units

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CTS: 24 CTS-D: 24 CTS-I: 24 Max: 24

 

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