Nurture your passion for sound design with an education in the latest technology and techniques in audio production. In Aims Community College's program, you will learn the tools used by top professional studios to produce high-quality recordings and sound. You can even get real-world broadcasting audio experience at the Aims student radio station.
The audio and music production degree at Aims starts with classes in the principles of audio and recording. After that, you move into hands-on learning using state-of-the-art audio equipment. The program culminates in a capstone course that applies what you’ve learned to a project of your choosing. This project could involve recording a friend’s band, producing your own music, producing audio for a film or developing another project in-depth.
Kaitilyn Furister, Lab Coordinator for the Communication Media department, shares how an audio production degree allows students to gain hands-on skills for recording, mixing, and producing to prepare them for a career in live sound, recording and more.
While earning an audio production associate degree, gain industry knowledge while building the professional skills you will need to have a successful audio career, including:
- Sound design
- Project and equipment management
- How to talk to customers
- When to be creative and when to be technical
Learn how to bring your ideas to life with an audio production associate degree.
- Audio Production Level I Certificate
- Audio Production Level II Certificate
- Audio Production Level III Certificate
- Electronic Audio Production Certificate
Careers in Audio Production and Engineering
An audio production degree or certificate from Aims prepares you for many career paths in the industry. Audio is both an art form and a key part of everyday life. We hear the work of audio producers on the radio, as background music, in advertising, and as scores and audio in film. Put the skills you learn to work running sound at live shows, mixing and mastering studio tracks, producing audio for movies, television and advertising, and crafting electronic sound design.
Job opportunities in audio production include:
- Setting up and running live sound
- Recording in a home or professional studio
- Starting a music production business
- Working in a recording studio
Audio Production Faculty and Staff
Learn from experienced audio production industry professionals who share your love of audio engineering. Benefit from their years of experience as musicians, producers and sound engineers. Instructors at Aims have worked on both sides of the microphone and are eager to share the most relevant skills that can help you realize your audio ambitions. Small class sizes mean all students have plenty of one-on-one time with instructors.
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Degree at a Glance
Degree TypeAssociate of Applied Science
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