What Classes Do I Take?
During the first year of the program students will learn the
basics of studio recording, acoustics, live sound reinforcement, and digital audio workstations (DAW’s),
as well as receive instruction in functional piano and music theory. In the recording studio students
learn mixing console signal flow, studio procedures, and microphone techniques while they participate
in live recording sessions. In the MIDI lab, using the latest DAW software and operating systems,
students develop basic mixing, editing and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) production
The second year of the program provides advanced study and
implementation of the aforementioned skills as well as internship opportunities at local recording
studios, radio stations, and post production facilities. Second year students further develop skills in
music theory and composing/arranging for film and multimedia applications.
The associate’s degree program can also serve as a
transfer program in the event that a student wishes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology/
Audio Engineering at applicable colleges and universities.