Audio Recording Majors: Online and Campus-Based Programs

Get information about bachelor's programs that offer a focus on audio recording. Learn about the classes typically offered in these programs along with careers that might require this degree. Schools offering Music Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Programs Are Available for an Audio Recording Major?

If you're interested in earning a bachelor's degree related to audio recording, you have several programs to choose from. Education programs in audio recording are commonly found as Bachelor of Science programs in sound engineering or sound recording technology. Some schools also offer Bachelor of Music programs with an emphasis in audio or sound recording.

These programs may require you to be proficient at playing an instrument and have a strong background in computer science, music theory, math, physics and programming prior to admission. Some programs also require you to complete an audition and have some prior experience with recording equipment.

Degree FieldsSound engineering, sound recording technology
Common ClassesMusic history, electrical engineering, programming, music performance and recording techniques
Course FormatOnline, on campus, or hybrid
Career OptionsBroadcast technician, sound engineer, audio equipment technician, sound mixer

What Courses Will I Take?

Recording arts and sound technology programs include a blend of music, computer science and engineering classes that encompass both the artistic and scientific facets of audio recording. Your classes may take place in sound labs, computer labs and recording studies and include topics in:

  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Electrical engineering
  • Programming
  • Music performance
  • Music composition and arranging
  • Ear training
  • Audio recording techniques
  • Computer music
  • Electronic recording

Can I Study Online?

Sound and audio programs are highly technical and typically require you to be on campus to make use of recording studios, computer labs and other facilities and are not typically available online. A few schools, however, may offer hybrid programs where you can complete general education courses online.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

After completing this degree program, you are prepared to work in many audio recording and engineering positions. For example, you could work as a broadcast technician and manage the audio portions of TV and radio broadcasts, or you could work for a movie studio, theater or sports arena as a sound engineer. Other possible job titles include recording engineer, sound mixer or audio equipment technician.

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