The sound recording technology program provides technologically inclined musicians with the practical and theoretical background needed for success in today’s music production industry. The program provides a multidisciplinary bachelor of music (B.M.) degree with coursework in music, acoustics, sound production, new media design, computer science, and mathematics.
Particular emphasis is placed on audio engineering as a technical-artistic field, recognizing that audio professionals often serve as the interface connecting the technical and artistic personnel in the music industry.
The program provides extensive project experience in state-of-the art studios where you will record, produce, mix, and master sound recordings. You also develop technical and managerial skills that are essential to the profession. A high level of cross-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged, with exposure to production techniques for many musical styles and media deliverables. You graduate with a portfolio of work that includes classical, world, popular, and jazz styles delivered on traditional formats alongside such new industry standards as web-based media and video games.
While studying in the sound recording technology program, students may choose a course of primary applied study on their instrument or voice in either the classical or jazz/commercial music tradition.
Possible careers include work as a recording engineer, producer, programmer, musician, and technical engineer. The program also provides a foundation for graduate work in engineering and computer science.