Courses for a Degree in Music Production and Engineering

Music Production and Engineering focuses on the process of recording and producing music. This major teaches you to understand all the tools in a recording studio and how to work with musicians to get the types of sound that they want in their songs.

For this major you’ll take lots of music production and engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in music production and engineering.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in music production and engineering:

Core Music Production and Engineering Courses:

  • Audio Technology
  • Critical Listening Lab
  • Production Analysis Lab
  • Audio and MIDI Systems for Music Production
  • Mix Techniques Lab
  • The Business of Music Production
  • Creative Production Skills
  • Multitrack Recording Techniques
  • Music Production for Records
  • Advanced Production Techniques
  • Creating Sound for Audio Visual Media
  • Vocal Production
  • Hybrid Recording and Mixing
  • Sound Reinforcement Systems
  • Orchestral Recording Techniques
  • Recording Drums
  • Analog Recording Techniques
  • Ensemble Recording Techniques
  • Live Concert Recording and Mixing Techniques
  • Masters Engineering Lab
  • Application of Loudspeaker Design
  • Production and Business of Dance Music
  • Architecture and Acoustics of Critical Listening Environments
  • Applications of Microphone Design
  • Hip-Hop Production for Records
  • Remixing for the Commercial Marketplace

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology