Music production programs are becoming more and more popular at colleges and universities across the nation. So yes, you can attend college to major in music production.
Look for programs with names like Recording Arts, Music Technology, Audio Engineering, Sound Recording, Production and Recording, and (obviously) Music Production. In these programs, you’ll learn your way around the recording studio and be on your way to producing music within 2-4 years.
Where do most Music Producers go to college?
The schools graduating the most Music Producers are Berklee College of Music, Full Sail University, and the Musicians’ Institute. All three of these schools have large programs which are readily accessible for most musicians and others wishing to study Music Production. While there are other outstanding schools and programs, these three are the most common colleges for Music Production.
While not all Music Producers go to college, most do. Reasons to attend a large college or university program include learning the needed skills, learning about the technology and equipment used by Music Producers, and making the important connections to build a professional network. Graduating from a renowned music program also leads to internship opportunities, which are sometimes the only way to break into a lucrative career as a Music Producer.