Bachelor of Fine Arts in Audio Production (BFA)

Are you into music? Does the idea of learning what goes on behind the scenes at recording studios intrigue you? At Sanford-Brown, our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Audio Production degree program can offer you the ideal environment to showcase your talents and push your creativity in the audio arena. Sanford-Brown's training program encourages experimentation and allows you to interact with students that share your interests.

In such a competitive industry, it is essential for you to gain a comprehensive education that combines both general education courses and principal concentration courses. Our focused curriculum can help you gain the essential hands-on training and real-world experience for your development into a capable professional. Are you ready to challenge yourself and push your imagination to new heights in the bachelor-level Audio Production degree program at Sanford-Brown? Consider enrolling today!

Sanford-Brown's innovative BFA Audio Production degree program focuses on helping students like you develop advanced techniques in recording, mixing and mastering. Our curriculum encourages you to learn the principles of MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) as well as synthesis and sound design for CD, film and video production. Through the exploration of current trends in digital and analog audio production, you can gain an adaptable skill set for this field.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Audio Production degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Introduction to Audio Production
  • Special Topics in Audio Production
  • Audio Recording Techniques
  • Studio Design and Maintenance
  • Music Design and Synthesis
  • Recording on Location
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Surround Sound Techniques
  • Music Composition and Songwriting
  • Digital Composition
  • Advanced Synthesis and MIDI
  • Advanced Mixing and Mastering
  • Foley For Film and Television
  • Session Recording and Mastering
  • Sound Dynamics

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in the field of digital audio production. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Assistant Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Assistant Location Sound Engineer
  • Foley Recorder/Mixer
  • ProTools Operator
  • Assistant Sound Designer
  • Sound Effects Assistant
  • Location Sound Recordist/Mixer
  • Production Assistant

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SBC - Las Vegas - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 17%

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