The Audio Production Technology program offers a unique combination of musical and technical training, and the opportunity to become proficient with a broad range of musically useful technologies while building a firm foundation in the musical arts. It prepares students for a variety of careers in:
- studio recording;
- live sound reinforcement;
- electronic composition; and
- music business-related fields.
The program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment by instructors with real-world experience and professional resumes. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels.
Studio Recording courses cover audio systems theory, analog and digital electronics, live recording and sound reinforcement, multitrack studio recording/processing/mixing, and digital audio workstations. State-of-the-art facilities for the program include the 14-station Center for Music Technology & Studio Recording, and Studios A (large) and B (small) for recording and mixing.
Students completing the degree in Audio Production Technologies program will gain the knowledge base, competency, and confidence they need to enter the commercial music marketplace.
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact theTransfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements. Audio Production students must see an advisor in the Music Building prior to enrollment every semester.