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Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
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Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media. Learn harmony, orchestration, composition and scoring, sound design, editing, and mixing techniques from professionals, and apply them in film and video game production.

American Intercontinental University
Campuses in Multiple Cities
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Media Production degree program provides students with a broad understanding of the different fields of media production, and the skills and technology necessary to become a professional in the motion pictures, television, music or video industries. Students in this media production program will review the different media formats and their elements, and develop a strong foundation in industry-current techniques and technologies. Students will also be given the opportunity to produce their own media in industry-based simulation activities and projects, allowing them to gain real-world industry experience and learn the best practices and standards of the media production industry.

American River College
Sacramento, CA
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Through a four-semester sequence, students will gain knowledge ranging from foundational skills to highly specialized music production techniques. Students learn how to operate mixing consoles, outboard signal processors, audio workstations, music software, practice microphone techniques, do remote recordings, and facilitate complete recording sessions.

Art Institutes
Campuses in Multiple Cities
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Working with digital computer-based audio recording and editing programs like ProTools and Sold State Logic, you’ll be guided by instructors with industry experience as you begin with acoustic, musical, and electronic audio basics.

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
Duluth, GA
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Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Music and Technology program students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and musical talents, and to acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering. The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media’s M&T AAS curriculum accomplishes this through class and practical application instruction, lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today’s most well-known and innovative engineers, producers, and music industry professionals. The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media’s M&T AAS is taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music/engineering degrees give each instructor the background to teach the demanding curriculum.

Ball State
Muncie, IN
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The Music Media Production and Industry area (formerly called Music Technology) at Ball State University offers an undergraduate music degree program featuring classes on recording technology, mixing, music industry and songwriting. The Music Media Production (MMP) degree encompasses aspects of audio production and music business. In addition, as a music major, you will be required to take traditional classes covering music theory, history, arranging and performance.

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
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It takes a special set of skills to bring out the best in a musician. In addition to technical and musical expertise, you must have experience in adapting to the various personalities that may walk through your door. Berklee music production and engineering (MP&E) students develop an expert ear for quality and learn how to help musicians achieve their full potential. Through course work in Berklee’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborations with some of today’s most accomplished industry professionals, MP&E students build and hone the skills required to work effectively in the fast-paced environment and challenging situations faced by today’s music producers and engineers. The department’s world-class recording studios contain professional-level equipment, supporting a busy roster of classes, faculty demonstrations, visiting artist clinics, and nearly 10,000 hours of hands-on student projects. For MP&E majors, the department also coordinates an internship program and assists with career guidance.

Broadview Entertainment Arts University
Salt Lake City, UT
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BEAU’s two-year program teaches students the technical skills needed in order to feel comfortable behind a studio console. Students learn the fundamentals of audio production including acoustics, audio signal flow, recording, music theory, digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencing and music and entertainment business essentials. The music production and engineering program also focuses on artistic applications essential to sound professionals: microphone technique, mixing, critical listening, session management, studio etiquette and basic song composition and programming.

Cedar Valley College
Lancaster, TX
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The commercial music & recording technology department of Cedar Valley College welcomes your interest in our unique program. Back in 1977, when the campus opened its doors, we conceived the first commercial music and audio engineering program in the state of Texas. Our plan was to offer the information and counseling necessary to allow a student to enter any of our four commercial music degree program areas, to focus on developing musicianship as well as technical skills, and to prepare the student to enter the music business job market in just two short years.

Cogswell College
San Jose, CA
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The Digital Audio Technology program offers a unique project-based experience that blends music theory, studio production, and audio engineering. The goal of the program is to raise individual artistic production to a professional level while providing opportunities for students to build a portfolio of client-oriented projects to maximize opportunities in the audio, video game, and film industries.

The curriculum includes Studio Production, Sound Synthesis, Soundtrack Production, Audio Mastering, Audio Software Development (for Audio Software Development & Engineering majors) and Music Theory and Composition (for Audio & Music Production majors).

College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
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The CSN Certificate of Achievement in Music Business and Technology is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in commercial music production, marketing, recording, or management. The program provides in-depth studies of recording technology in the studio setting with ample time for projects and research. Two levels of Business of Music are also offered to give students a comprehensive overview of all facets of the music industry including management, budgeting, copyrights, and related legal issues.

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Columbia’s Audio Arts & Acoustics Department has trained some of the best sound artists, scientists, and technicians in the country. We specialize in live and recorded sound design, engineering and production/post-production; environmental and architectural acoustics for public, commercial and residential spaces; and design and management of audio installations.

Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
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The Sound Recording and Music Technology curriculum is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the music industry. Jobs in this industry include those of broadcast technicians, sound recording technicians, music production staff, artist agents, concert managers and many others for which both musical and technological knowledge are essential. This curriculum gives students a thorough academic and applied preparation for entry-level positions in the music industry. Students are trained in the use of industry-standard equipment and software ProTools to provide them with the necessary skills for employment.

Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
Gilbert, AZ
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The Conservatory was founded on the philosophy that the unique nature of the recording industry requires a combination of technical skill, knowledge and creativity. Teaching methods emphasize this through hands-on experiences with modern equpiment. The Conservatory provides training, disseminates information and encourages positive work attitudes and emphasizes career education, enabling dedicated students to achieve success.

Crē•8 Music Academy at Westlake Recording Studios
West Hollywood, CA
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Crē•8 Music Academy offers four expansive individual music production courses through a unique partnership with Westlake Recording Studios (Rihanna, The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Adele, Imagine Dragons). These courses provide the essential aspects of music production used each day by industry professionals. Each course includes 15 hours of in-depth classroom instruction, hands-on assignments, access the academy’s recording studio, new production workstations and various written materials.

Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
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Now your dream can be realized with a degree in Music Production Technology from Daytona State College. With this degree you will be well-qualified to work as a recording engineer, music producer, broadcast technician, event coordinator or work in booking and promotion, live sound production, tour production, audio video post, or work for a record company or music publisher or any field associated with the music industry.

Discosapien Academy
Denver, CO
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Discosapien Academy is Colorado’s original DJ and music production school. We offer private lessons and classes for DJing, music production, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Traktor Pro, Serato DJ, Native Instruments Maschine, Pioneer Rekordbox, Native Instruments Komplete, Music Recording, Serum Sound design and Ozone mixing and mastering. If you want to learn to DJ, learn to produce electronic music, or both, training with our experienced instructors will take your passion to the next level. Our program focuses on personalized courses in the appropriate curriculum depending on your experience level and learning goals. Learn to remix, learn to make beats, learn to produce EDM, learn music production and learn to DJ from the best instructors in Colorado. Courses are taught in our fully loaded recording and music production studio in Westminster, Colorado, or in the comfort of your home. Bring your passion to life by joining Denver’s original music production and DJ school, Discosapien Academy. If you are interested in learning more about our program and pricing information for our courses please fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you.

We would be happy to teach you all about the exciting world of DJing and Music Production. We offer an initial consultation, studio tour and 2-hour private intro lesson in the subject of your choice for $99. We also offer extended classes in Serato, Traktor, Ableton, Logic, Maschine, Sound Design, Mastering, Recording, and Turntablism that include 24 hours of instruction plus 8 hours studio time for $999. Payments can be split up into multiple installments if necessary. Each lesson is taught one on one by a dedicated instructor in our downtown Denver studio near Sloan’s Lake, in our top of the line recording studio facility in Westminster, online via Skype or in the comfort of your home. You can take a virtual tour of our studio at www.discosapienacademy.com/music-production-studio.

Feel free to give me a call or email anytime if you have any further questions about our program. Give us a call or text at 303-981-0429 to schedule your first lesson or class.

Dubspot Online
Campuses in Multiple Cities
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Our mission at Dubspot Online is to help you expand your knowledge of music and technology so you can bring your creative visions to life. We offer programs in Music Production, Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering, DJing, and Music Foundations. Our innovative curriculum helps you learn how to create and perform your music using state-of-the-art software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Maschine, and Traktor, with a top-notch faculty of professional DJ/producers, musicians and engineers to help guide your journey.

Echo Factory
Leicester, England
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Echo Factory offers you the highest level of professional music training and 360-degree knowledge of the music industry: Music, Performance, and Business. Our courses are uniquely industry-focused and flexible, empowering you to develop your passion and talent in whichever direction you choose. We focus on individual talents and develop your distinctive creativity. Learn how to make a success out of what you love most! Our teaching takes place in the real world, enabling you to launch a successful career in the music industry. It’s learning at its most vibrant, creative and professional. Unlike any other, Echo Factory looks, feels and sounds like a music school should. We give you one-to-one tuition, mentoring and guidance from our tutors, who are all music industry professionals. Our newly refurbished building houses our own live venue, record label, recording studio, band practice facilities, cutting-edge business hub, music classrooms, lecture theatre, café and chill out zone. Our outlook is global, our ethos is inclusive. Come and experience the buzz and excitement of Echo Factory!

Elon University
Elon, NC
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The Bachelor of Science in Music Production & Recording Arts degree is designed for students who wish to study the intersection of music, technology, and liberal arts. This includes songwriting, composing music for film and video games, audio engineering, post-production, music business, and performing in commercial music genres.

F.I.R.S.T. Institute
Orlando, FL
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Program Objective:
The Audio Engineering and Music Production Program strives to successfully train students for entry-level employment in the Audio Engineering and Music Production Industry.

Program Description:
The twenty-nine (29) week program is designed to teach students the fundamental aspects of recording arts from Basic through Advanced. Students receive hands-on education using cutting-edge technology found in studios and used by most audio engineers and producers worldwide.

In each course, students will be given sessions and projects to develop the skills that will make them competitive in the audio industry. F.I.R.S.T. Institute students are graded and held accountable for each and every course block they encounter. Consistent drills and quizzes keep students active and interested in the information given by the instructors. Upon successful completion, students will have the ability to gain entry-level positions in areas of the industry that encompass recording studios, radio and television broadcast, live sound and show production, post-production, audiovisual fields, and much more.

Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL & Online
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Full Sail is dedicated to helping creative students follow their dreams in the entertainment and media industry. Whether they are passionate about music, art and design, web and technology, filmmaking, or the business behind entertainment, an education at Full Sail University can prepare students for a career path doing what they love.

Through Full Sail’s real-world approach, students work in studios and labs using industry standard equipment, compiling a portfolio showcasing their work to potential employers. Located in Winter Park, Florida (just minutes from Orlando), the Full Sail campus has the look and feel of a creative studio environment, complete with industry-standard recording studios, spacious film soundstages, a motion capture studio, game studios, and a professional performing arts venue – all housed in a 191-acre multimedia complex.

Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
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The Music Recording/Production Certificate is designed as a four-semester program to provide the technical skills and theoretical background for a career in the music recording/ music production field.

Garnish Music Production School
Los Angeles, CA & New York City, NY
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Garnish Music Production school offers focused twenty-four-week or academic year Electronic Music Producer, and Pop Music Producer programs, for those who wish to get a fully comprehensive, undiluted schedule. We are the number one place to study music production because of our award-winning tutors, cutting-edge music production courses with small class sizes and boutiquey feel. We also offer shorter courses for beginners, self-taught learners of all genres of music who wish to learn how to get the most out of their DAW, right through to accomplished professionals who’re exploring different software or another area of producing.

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
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Music Technology (Recording/Music Production) (Bachelor of Music) prepares students for work in artistic, technical, or producer/director capacities in music and music-related media industries. Students are both aesthetically and practically trained for work as audio engineers and music technologists. The program balances the development of artistic and creative skills with the mastery of technical skills, achieved through coursework and a culminating internship.

Groove U
Columbus, OH
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GROOVE U is a revolutionary two-year music industry career program located in Columbus, Ohio. Led by 20-year industry veteran Dwight Heckelman, GROOVE U focuses on a career-centered approach to learning developed by active industry professionals. The guiding philosophy of the program is that the music industry is creatively engaged, apprenticeship-based and relationship-driven. The full-time program offers small, personalized classes with both a broad, solid foundation and specialized areas of study. The school officially opened its brand new 30,000-square foot campus in September 2012.

Hocking College
Nelsonville, OH
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Ohio Students in this track intensify their experience by learning in a studio environment how to record, mix and produce music from a variety of genres. Hocking College is one of the premier music schools in Ohio, in this regard, with labs located in Washington Hall, including two state-of-the-art multitrack recording studios and several recording and isolation spaces.

Icon Collective
Burbank, CA
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“Our Los Angeles-centered hub serves as a breeding ground for aspiring artists looking to take on the constantly evolving music industry. With roots spanning the globe, we are connected, collaborative, supportive and driven to draw our introspective creativity out into the world.”

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
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Established in 1982, the Department of Recording Arts offers two degrees in Recording Arts: a Bachelor of Science, and an Associate of Science. These degrees are intended for the student who wishes to pursue a career in music recording, audio post-production for CD, DVD, television and film; live sound, technical support, and IT applications in audio.

Indiana University, Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
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The Bachelor of Science in Music Technology degree is designed to provide professional training for students seeking careers that employ music technology. The program builds skills and knowledge common to the music industry and professional fields. The program is broad in scope and enables students to function effectively in the changing, contemporary musical world.

Institute of Production and Recording
Minneapolis, MN
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The Audio Production and Engineering program is an occupational degree program designed to train producer-engineers who are entrepreneurs, musically and technically creative and proficient in modern recording technology and technique. Students learn the fundamentals: acoustics, audio signal flow, recording, music theory, digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencing and music and entertainment business essentials.

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
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In our program, in addition to taking core courses that focus on legacy recording techniques, you will be trained in the latest recording and mixing methods in our newly refurbished, state-of-the-art recording facilities. To complement your studies, you will take courses in electro-acoustic music, theater arts, and physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences, as well as work as a paid engineer within Ithaca College’s Recording Services work-study program for the duration of your undergraduate studies. Your skills will be honed and developed over four years in the program and will culminate with an internship in the field during your senior year. You will also create a senior project, acting as producer, recording, mixing, and mastering engineer. This will act as your portfolio piece that will illustrate that you are an entry-level audio professional who not only has a grasp on the audio complement, but who is also a schooled musician.

Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
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The program was developed in conjunction with members of the professional audio community to provide the technical knowledge and musical skills necessary to work at an advanced level in the field of audio/video and/or acoustics. The program is intended both for current audio professionals wishing to obtain a post-baccalaureate credential and individuals with a background in science, technology, and/or music seeking additional training in order to gain employment in the audio industry.

Kent State University
Kent, OH
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Students concentrate on courses in music production and audio recording using industry-standard technology. Students take classes and work in five on-campus recording and music production facilities, as well as at Kopperhead recording studio in North Canton. The development of strong musicianship is also an important aspect of the curriculum. Students are required to study instrumental or vocal performance, music theory, and music history, including world music, to provide a well-rounded education in preparation for successful careers in the music industry.

KMG Academy
Boulder, CO
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The KMG Recording Arts and Business Program is a 1-year long program that trains you to be the industry standard Audio Engineer. You will learn the technical side of audio (i.e. Pro Tools operation, compressors, microphones, live band recording, etc.) as well as how to market yourself in the music business. We will train you on brand consistency, social media management, client acquisition, client retention, business, and more! The minimum required time in the program for each student is two hour long classes per day, three times per week. However, you are welcome to be at the facility as much as you’d like, as long as sessions are going on. You will receive a certificate of graduation once the program is complete, as well as a glowing recommendation from the Director when you choose to move on in your career in audio at other studios.

The KMG Ableton Music Production Program is the only Ableton Certified Training Center in Colorado. It is also internationally recognized by Ableton and is one of sixteen such schools in the US. It is a 6-month long avocational program that trains you to be the ultimate music producer and DJ! You will learn the technical side of music production (i.e. basic Ableton Live workflow, songwriting, arrangement, sound design, mixing and mastering) as well as DJ and live performance. The minimum required time in the program for each student is two hour long classes per day, two to three times per week. You will also receive a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the program. If you’re looking to create captivating tunes, DJ in your free time or brush up on your production skills, this is the program for you!

LA Film School
Los Angeles, CA
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Our Music Production program thrives on creativity, rhythm, and soul. Our students are its heartbeat, and they surround themselves with the music of the industry each day. Our career-focused and accredited Associate of Science Degree program expands your passion for music and turns it into the actual production of music. If music is your life, make it your career. Strike a chord, find your beat, and let the soundtrack of your dreams begin.

Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
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As a freshman, you’ll start learning the ropes as an assistant engineer, then move up to begin developing as a recording engineer during your sophomore year. Junior year puts you first in the mastering engineer’s chair, then unleashes your creative instincts as a composer and designer using MIDI, synthesis, and software to produce audio for such applications as live performance, composition, and posting to video. Find out what’s involved in designing, installing, and troubleshooting audio systems for recording studios and live reinforcement systems.

Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena, CA
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The Los Angeles College of Music, LACM, prepares students to be leaders in music and offers music degrees in Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. Located in the heart of the music and entertainment industries, the faculty of this music school is comprised of current, leading, musical professionals with a passion for inspiring the next generation. The music college offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, making it one of the top music schools today and setting the school apart from other prestigious music institutions. The music university is comprised of talented students from around the world who partner together in an intimate and supportive environment to learn to create, record, perform and market in today’s competitive music industry.

Master Mix Live
Las Vegas, NV
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Master Mix Live offers students a very unique semi-private engineering education to acquire skillful use of today’s audio gear, plus, confident hands-on console mastery to qualify as an A1, or, A2, proficient Live Audio Engineer in 20 weeks. Master Mix Live tailors their instruction, and training to focus expressly, and specifically on a Live Audio Engineering and Mixing Education. Master Mix Lives’ 5 month, 240 hour, hands-on, extreme, Live Audio Engineering program was uniquely modeled to teach, train and prepare up and coming audio engineers for live, practical, knowledge, understanding, and use of today’s cutting-edge audio gear. Successful students earn a MASTER MIX LIVE™ Certificate of Completion with school endorsement. If you are interested in a career as a Front of House Live Audio Engineer, Broadcast (TV or, Radio) Live Audio Engineer, Monitor Engineer or Systems Engineer, our program is specifically detailed for you!

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
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The program is designed to prepare students for careers in the music professions and related media industries with an emphasis on music production, recording engineering, electronic music synthesis and music composition & sound design for visual media. Additional courses in concert & theatre sound and audio system design & installation are offered as electives.

Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ
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In our program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to enter the commercial music marketplace. Our program offers you the opportunity to learn from instructors with real-world experience and serious resumes. We emphasize studio recording, live concert sound, digital audio workstations, and electronic music. You’ll work on industry-standard equipment and take responsibility for recording sessions and live music events. On top of the hands-on training, you’ll take classes in music theory, the music business, aural perception, and more.

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
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The school includes 34 full-time faculty & 34 part-time faculty.The school presents more than 180 concerts each year, including fully-staged operas, wind band, orchestral, choral, jazz, faculty & student solo, and chamber music performances. We offer the Bachelor of Music Degree with seven undergraduate concentrations and the Master of Arts Degree with eight graduate specializations.

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, WI
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Combining creative and practical aspects of sound and music, this program prepares you to enter the audio engineering field. Coursework covers working with live and recorded sound so graduates are ready for a range of employment options including working on television broadcasts, movie soundtracks, concerts and animation applications. Keys to success include creativity and abilities to problem solve and collaborate.

Musicians Institute
Los Angeles, CA
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Musicians Institute offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocal, as well as DJ & producing skills, composing for video games, audio engineering, guitar building, music business, and Audio Engineering. Through real-world experience and guidance from working professionals, students can earn a variety of degrees and certificates, while taking advantage of networking opportunities at its state-of-the-art Los Angeles campus.

Musicians Institute is a private institution that is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1981.

New England Institute of Technology
Warwick, RI
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Digital Recording Arts courses are designed to develop professional level skills in broadcast, non- broadcast, client-based and new media programs. Audio courses enhance the student’s abilities in multi-track studio recording and mixing techniques.

New York University
New York, NY
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Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt is a leading and internationally recognized program in music, sound and audio technology. Students prepare for successful careers in sound engineering, computer music, audio-visual production and post-production, mastering, scoring for film and multimedia, audio for games, software development, and multimedia production.

Next Level Sound
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Next Level Sound programs were designed with a focus on modern music genres. Using the most advanced online learning technology, our programs combine online classes, private lessons (online and New York studio) and a comprehensive video lessons library with 200+ hours of video tutorials.

Ohio University
Athens, OH
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Ohio University’s Music Production & Recording Industry track encourages students to explore the music recording industry and, in addition to teaching skills in audio production, is organized to provide an understanding of the management, creative and leadership roles inside the industry.

Point Blank Electronic Music School
Los Angeles, CA, London, UK & Online
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Established in London in ’94 and voted the world’s ‘Best Music Production & DJ School’ by the readers of DJ Mag, Point Blank teaches the creative process of making music at the highest level. In partnership with Middlesex University and using expert instructors and state-of-the-art facilities, many successful graduates have passed through our doors into successful careers in music production, DJing and more, including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, AlunaGeorge, Patrick Topping, Gemma Cairney, Monki, Felix Jaehn – the list goes on….

You can study Music Production, DJing, Radio Broadcasting, Singing & Songwriting, Music Business and Live Sound Engineering with us. Using Logic, Ableton, Native Instruments and Pro Tools, every student has unlimited access to the studios including SSL Duality Delta, Audient 48 Channel, TLAudio and Oram mixing desks, fully equipped Mac workstations with Push, Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, the latest Pioneer and Roland kit and much more.

Pulse College
Dublin, Ireland
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Since 1990, Pulse College (Dublin, Ireland), as Ireland’s only Avid Pro Tools Pro School, has been at the forefront of music production & engineering education. Whether you aspire to produce, engineer or score music, Pulse College offers you the perfect setting in which to do so.

Based in the world famous Windmill Lane Recording Studios (home to artists such as U2, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC and Lady Gaga), Pulse College offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, along with specialist technical short courses and professional training.

Embracing learners from a variety of musical backgrounds, the BA (Hons) in Music Production 3-Year Degree equips students to use real-life recording studios and production suites to compose, create and deliver music of the highest quality, while the 1-Year MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media program develops the technical skills needed to work in this field and is now recognized as one of the highest caliber courses of its kind in the world.

Pyramind Training
San Francisco, CA
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A professional music production school focused on students desires to make the music they love as well as preparing them for the real world with up to date manufacture certifications and hands on experience. Our pro instructors will help and motivate you to produce awesome music in our HD studios!

Recording Connection
Campuses in Multiple Cities
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The Recording Connection is an industry-recognized trade school, a division of the Recording, Radio, Film and CASA Schools (RRFC). Our program is designed not only to train you for a career as an audio engineer or music producer, but also to help you break into the industry by helping you gain real-world experience and connections. We accomplish all this by our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a real music producer or audio engineer who trains you one-on-one in an actual recording studio, combining a structured-yet-flexible curriculum with plenty of hands-on training. By learning on-the-job, you not only learn how record, produce and mix, but you also have the opportunity to learn the inner workings of the industry and make valuable connections with other industry professionals that can help establish your career.

Recording Workshop
Chillicothe, OH
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The training programs we offer are without equal. Our instructors are gifted in their ability to communicate their talents. Our curriculum is an incredible feast of new information and hands-on experience, taught in such an efficient and logical manner that you can complete it all in less than 2 months, with or without any previous experience. Your decision to attend RECW Recording Workshop can be a vital turning point in achieving your career goals. We provide our students with the best value in audio education available anywhere.

Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
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Rowan University’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degree program provides students with the extensive knowledge and experience they need to launch a successful career in the music business or the recording industry. Music Industry majors can choose between two specializations: Music Technology and Music Business. The Music Technology specialization offers hands-on production experience in the recording studio.

SAE Expression College
Emeryville, CA
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Crank up the volume on your future by learning audio production, music recording, mixing, live sound, and audio post-production, all in professional-grade studio environments with our Sound Arts program. You’ll also learn classic analog technology for a well-rounded education, and certifications in both Pro Tools and Logic are available as well.

SAE Institute
Los Angeles, CA
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The Audio Technology Program (ATP) is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s commercial sound recording industry. Students attending this program have the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of audio recording as well as the essential business principles of the entertainment industry.

Sanford Brown
Campuses in Multiple Cities
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To remain at the top of the game, professionals in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven recording industries must keep current with trends in digital audio production for studio and live recording, sound reinforcement, and video production. At Sanford-Brown, our audio production programs are designed to help students develop their recording, mixing and mastering techniques. Students in Sanford-Brown’s audio production programs will have opportunities to learn from and work alongside experienced professionals in industry-current recording studios. Sanford-Brown instructors’ perspectives can help students develop skills in areas ranging from synthesis and sound design for CD production to film and video production.

Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels. The program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge, competency, and experience important in the commercial music marketplace.

The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts
Baltimore, MD
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Discover Audio Engineering at the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts.

Becoming an audio engineer, whether behind the console in a professional recording studio or behind the console at a major rock concert, is a dream of many. However, as many people have come to find out, the dream cannot become reality for the individual who lacks the proper training and experience. The AudioWorks program gives the audio student both a solid foundation in audio engineering technology and the hands-on experience that will get him or her in the door of a major facility. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest sound engineering software you need to succeed in this field.

Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
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All Music & Technology students will complete a rigorous, unified curriculum that will include courses in music theory, history, composition, production, sound design, instrumental proficiency and technological innovation. This unified curriculum will prepare the student for a future within a field in which technological innovation and implementation is an increasingly critical requisite. The Music and Technology Major at Stevens is focused on providing a well-balanced course of study that will prepare the student for the ever-increasing demands of today’s musicians.

The OC Recording Company
Santa Ana, CA
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IN THE STUDIO you will develop the skills needed to succeed in the professional world of audio engineering, recording, mixing, mastering and music production. The program offers a unique combination of private instructions and ‘hands-on’ experience in a state-of-the-art studio. You will study our exclusive curriculum, complete your internship and develop your portfolio during the program. Build your connections and attend a school near the heart of the entertainment industry.

The Recording Conservatory of Austin
Austin, TX
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Working as an engineer or producer in the music industry is very reputation oriented. Often it is difficult for beginning engineers, even if they are accomplished, to gain a foothold. If they aren’t working then they aren’t gaining a reputation and if the don’t have a reputation then they aren’t getting work. The Advanced Program is a direct answer to that problem. During the program you will be seeking out what will be potential clients, bringing them into the studio, and doing single full production songs with them. In the Advanced Program, you will do as many as 10 projects like this. Through this process, you will be learning how to find and interact with potential clients, how to build client relationships and a refinement of the music production skills you started in the beginning class.

365 Producer
Santa Cruz, CA
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The 365 Producer Programs combine Music Education & Professional Production Support to offer the most inspiring, collaborative and hands-on artist development experience on the West Coast. We offer artists 12 month-long in-studio Music Producer and Audio Engineering training courses complemented with a professional producing and engineering staff to help artist develop their productions throughout the year. Our Full Experience provides everyone from beginner to expert, the opportunity to have a successful and productive production experience.

Torches Academy & Torches TV
New Britain, CT & Online
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Torches Academy offers a synergistic combination of core lesson plans, live streams, workplace development, and individualized curricula to ensure the most effective learning experience for musicians of all skill levels. Mike Harrison, the award-winning producer who runs the program, believes that digital classrooms need to be more than just video tutorials and has structured his school around building personal connections through digital mediums. Not only do we [Torches Academy] offer training in music production skills and theory, but we consistently integrate knowledge and aid to get yourself involved in the industry through licensing catalogs, rights organizations, fundamental contract formalities, artistry marketing, and more.

We offer an assortment of free material for prospective students, and enrollment is as easy as creating an account within our digital network. For more committed students, several enrollment options are available at a monthly or annual rate that comes with greater individualized content, interactive workshops, and project-based tutoring. Torches Academy doesn’t just offer training in music production and theory; it also emphasizes the importance of understanding essential industry skills, such as licensing catalogs, rights organizations, contract formalities, artistry marketing, and more. This protects less experienced artists as they enter the industry and it gives all of Torches’ students a wide range of technical abilities that create additional professional opportunities both within and outside the music industry.

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
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The A.A.S. in Contemporary Music – Production program is designed specifically to provide students with an intensive yet practical, industry-related education. Students receive training in keyboard skills, music culture, composition, studio techniques, pre- and post-production, business and music industry studies, and more.

University of Colorado – Denver
Denver, CO
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Ranked as one of the top music business programs in the country by Billboard, the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) lives up to its name with state-of-the-art recording studios, private teaching studios, and cutting-edge technology. This department is designed to prepare students for a variety of alternative careers in the arts and entertainment industries through its intense focus on commercial music styles. Our students have access to five state-of-the-art recording studios, 16-station piano lab with the most up to date applications, 12 student practice suites, and the King Academic & Performing Arts Center, a 500-seat concert hall, 200-seat recital hall and multiple production studios. MEIS offers a Bachelor of Science in Music with four emphasis areas: Performance, Singer/Songwriter, Music Business and Recording Arts. In addition, we offer a Master of Science in Recording Arts or one with an emphasis in Media Forensics.

University of Hartford, The Hartt School
West Hartford, CT
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The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree in music production and technology trains musicians to become music production professionals (i.e. recording, mixing, and mastering engineers). Musicianship training has played an essential role for many, if not most, successful producers. Through study in music, electronics and acoustics, Hartt students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the professional audio industry.

In their third year, each student joins a production team of two or three music and production technology (MPT) majors for an assignment that guides them through the learning and application of the tools of the modern recording studio. In their fourth year, each team produces a full-length CD project. The team follows the project from preproduction to recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. The senior project becomes a valuable tool for job seeking.

Another outlet for students to develop technique and gain more experience within the studio environment is The Hartt Recording Studio. Providing recording services to any Hartt student, staff, or faculty member, as well as outside clients, the studio is staffed by music production and technology majors. Students are encouraged from the time they enter The Hartt School to be actively involved participants with the production studio.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
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The Bachelor of Music in Music Media and Production (B.M.) is a four-year degree that trains students in composition in a variety of styles and in the use of technology appropriate for the music industry. Students are required to take courses in classical composition, songwriting, pop music, and film music. In addition, this degree requires the student to perform in an ensemble each semester while enrolled in the degree and lessons in a principle instrument. It also requires courses in theory, ear training, orchestration, music history, and music technology. The culmination of the degree is a senior recital that consists entirely of compositions written by the student.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
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The Music Production program is open to instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, and producers who aspire to compose, arrange and produce music and artists in a variety of contemporary popular musical styles (pop/rock, R&B/Urban, hip hop, EDM, etc.). The Music Production program combines a rigorous course of study in music with an emphasis in computer and studio based music production.

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
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The Entertainment Industry degree with emphasis in recording industry production is a Bachelor of Science degree that prepares students for participation in the fields of live concert reinforcement, studio engineering and production, remote location recording as well as preparing music for use in multimedia applications like websites, short and long form music videos as well as editing music for use in audiovisual presentations like TV and film.

Utah Valley University
Orem, UT
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Prepares students for professional work in the music media industry. Students may select from two tracks, one in media composition and the second in music technology and production.

Valencia College
Orlando, FL
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The Music Performance and Sound specialization prepares students for careers as Music Producers and Sound Recording Engineers.

Vatterott College – Extreme Institute
St. Louis, MO
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The Institute’s music production and recording courses and series are designed with the intent of providing hands-on learning under supervision of industry experts, and a self-taught mode of learning is utilized to train students in a variety of techniques.

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
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The music technology program combines a traditional approach to the study of music with a concentration in the theories, techniques, and technologies used for artistic expression in many forms. Our students study the basics of acoustics, recording and mixed-media production through the use of both conventional and emerging technologies.

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
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This degree option is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in audio and music production. Many students who choose this option continue their studies at the graduate level and in various professional programs in their specific area.

York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
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The Bachelor of Science in Music degree (with studies in Music Industry and Recording Technology) prepares students for a broad range of professional activities in the music world. Our “MIRT” majors are, first and foremost, outstanding, well-rounded musicians. These students use their musicianship to enhance and complement their understanding of music production, business, and promotion.