Bachelor in Recording Arts

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Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program is designed to help you learn about the recording, mixing, and production of music and dialogue. If you're interested in Full Sail University's Recording Arts program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program at Full Sail University is a campus-based program that focuses on sound fundamentals, music production, recording, mixing, and postproduction. After enrolling in the program, you will learn about music history, music theory, digital and audio theory, recording consoles, digital consoles, session recording, and vocal production. The program also offers coursework in the music business, including copyrights and publishing, systems of show productions, MIDI techniques, sound effect design, and digital mastering. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for analog and digital recording and production, live music recording and production, and audio postproduction for film, television, and computer games.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program you should have a letter of recommendation. You should have also earned a high school diploma, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts is 133 credit, campus-based program. You must complete 32 credits in general education coursework in addition to the core curriculum.

Recording Arts Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
REC 4315 Advanced Audio Postproduction
REC 3413 Advanced Audio Workstation
REC 3623 Advanced Interactive Audio
REC 4735 Advanced Session Recording
REC 1801 Audio File Management and Documentation
REC 2803 Audio Postproduction
REC 2413 Audio Workstations
REC 2141 Audiotronics
REC 2513 Critical Listening
REC 1751 Digital Audio and Theory
REC 2223 Digital Consoles
REC 4935 Digital Mastering
REC 2623 Interactive Audio
REC 1111 Introduction to Media Arts
MUB 2011 Introduction to Music Business
SHP 2031 Introduction to Show Production Systems
REC 1630 Microphones and Theory
REC 1731 MIDI
MUM 3308 Music Copyright and Publishing
MUH 2051 Music History I
MUH 3051 Music History II
REC 4511 Music Producing and Arrangement
MUT 1023 Music Theory
REC 2131 Principles and Applications of Electricity
MUM 1608 Recording Consoles
REC 2901 Session Recording
REC 3011 Songwriting and Development
REC 3123 Vocal Production

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the audio recording and production industry. You could seek positions with recording studios, audio postproduction houses for film and TV, and video or computer game development companies creating sound effects. Possible careers related to the Bachelor's in Recording Arts include:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Re-Recording Mixer
  • Location Sound Engineer
  • Dialog Editor
  • Foley Recordist / Editor

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program at Full Sail University is designed to prepare you for positions in the industry. However, continuing your education with a master's degree could provide further career opportunities and enhance your skills, knowledge, and technical proficiency. Full Sail University offers a Master of Science in Entertainment Business for students interested in an advanced degree.