Audio Production Schools and Degrees

Many audio production degrees exist at the undergraduate level, in addition to certificate and diploma programs. Read on for more information about degree options and how to pick the right school. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

You can find audio production degree programs at a number of community colleges, technical institutes and art schools. These programs focus heavily on practical studio training and can prepare you for a career as a music editor or producer, sound engineer or recording studio technician. Undergraduate degrees are very common; certificates and diplomas also exist.

Degrees Associate of Applied Science and Associate in Science in Audio Production, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Audio Production
Diploma/Certificate Audio Production Diploma, Certificate in Audio Production
Courses Mixing, sound engineering, multi-track recording, digital recording, music business, sound design, audio aesthetics, introduction to MIDI

How Should I Select A School?

You should take a close look at who is on the faculty in the audio production department and what they have done professionally. You may also want to find a program with professors who do the specific type of work in your area of interest. In addition, choosing a school with a strong alumni network may also attest to the quality of training provided. These schools offer audio production degree programs:

  • Webster University (MO)
  • Aims Community College (CO)
  • New England Institute of Technology (RI)
  • Hennepin Technical College (MN)
  • Full Sail University (online)

What Degrees are Available in Audio Production?

Programs in audio production are commonly available as associate's and bachelor's degrees. Students can choose a two-year program and then decide if they want to pursue a four-year degree. An Associate of Science in Audio Production program is available, in addition to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Also, a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production program are available to interested students.

Which Audio Production Diplomas and Certificates Exist?

You may also find schools that offer diploma or certificate programs in this field. These may last the summer, a semester or a year, and may involve working as an assistant in a sound or production studio. This is a crucial part of your education, as it may lead to meeting future employers or collaborators. These courses will often be included:

  • Studio operations
  • Critical listening
  • Audio signal processing
  • Multitrack recording
  • Recording studio design

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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