Music Production

Star Wars creator George Lucas famously said that sound is fifty percent of the modern motion pictures experience. The Music Production degree programs will give you the production skills that contribute to the overall presentation of any visual image. We offer hands-on, narrative driven courses taught by professional musicians and sound designers. What will you contribute to the future of visual media?



What We Teach

Audio Recording
Learn the audio recording and editing skills and hands-on techniques to produce quality recordings for music and other media, like games, animation, and film. You learn by doing; record voice, instruments, and more and mix all these soundtrack elements to sync with video.
As a music producer, practical experience in the area of editing in a digital audio workstation is a crucial skill. You will learn to edit music and audio elements in a timeline, and prepare for mixdown by carefully selecting the best takes, and learn mix setup and asset management for delivery.
Music Production
Learn the skills of modern music production for today’s media landscape. Learn to create original musical sketches, record, edit and mix.. You will also use digital audio workstations (DAW), virtual instruments and loops to sync music to video with SMPTE time code.

Music Production Degrees

Academy of Art University’s Music Production degree programs is where traditional music instruction meets 21st century production technologies—the best of art and science. You will gain a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility to create the sound you hear while watching visual media, be it a movie, video game, etc. Use industry standard software such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Sibelius. Collaborate with students from the School of Motion Pictures & Television (MPT), Animation & Visual Effects (ANM), Game Design (GAM), among others on projects ranging from animated films to video games.

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Student Work

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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