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Courses for a Degree in Music Production and Engineering

In addition to a focus on music production and engineering, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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