Sound Recording Technology Colleges and Degree Programs

Read about your education options in sound recording technology and the coursework for degree programs. Learn about the colleges that offer these degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Schools offering Music Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Sound recording technology is a field that focuses on creating, mixing and editing live and recorded instrumental music and singing performances. As a professional in the field, you will use digital and electronic recording equipment to produce musical broadcasts, CDs or movie soundtracks.

Degrees Associate's Degree Program in Sound Recording and Music Technology, Bachelor's Degree Programs in Sound Recording Technology and Audio Production, Master's Degree Program in Music Technology, Ph.D. in Music Technology
Colleges Community and four-year colleges
Courses Digital audio workstation editing, sound design for music production, mix lab, record lab, MIDI and music synthesis, multitrack recording, digital audio studio

What Colleges Offer Sound Recording Technology Degrees?

There are many colleges that offer students the chance to study sound recording technology in a degree program. Community colleges and four-year universities provide these programs. Here are some colleges to consider when searching for a degree that suits your needs:

  • State University of New York at Fredonia
  • New York University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • DePaul University

What Undergraduate Degrees are Available?

At the 2-year undergraduate level, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Sound Recording and Music Technology. A 4-year program might lead to a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology, which is fairly common. These undergraduate courses will be covered:

  • Music business
  • Music reading
  • Basic electronics
  • ProTools
  • Acoustics
  • Music licensing and marketing
  • Digital audio
  • Sound reinforcement

What Graduate Degrees are Available?

At the graduate level, you can earn a Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts and Technologies, a Master of Music Technology or a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Technology. These programs might require performance from a student in addition to a thesis. Students could also gain the skills and training that are necessary to teach postsecondary sound recording technology courses. A doctoral program might have specialized course formats for a particular area of study to suit your interests.

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