What is the Audio &
Music Production Program?
It’s a Bachelor of Music
Degree in Audio & Music Production, combining core music training with
extensive audio experiences.
What kind of studios do
you have? Can I actually get to use them?
Of course! We have two
multitrack studios, a mastering studio, and a cool electronic music “playroom”.
They’re here for you to learn, so they’re open all day and you schedule time
whenever you want to work.
Is a musical audition
This is a professional
degree in music, so you need to audition to make sure you’ve got enough
background. Our philosophy is that this field needs musicians who understand
the technology, rather than just technicians who learn how the equipment
What if I don't want to
study music that much?
Then you won't be very
happy here. Fortunately, there are many different types of recording programs
around the country, so you can easily find a school that offers such a degree
that is not music-based.
What does the Music and
Recording Industry include?
The Music Industry is a
multi-billion dollar industry and provides many different types of opportunities
for careers. Here are just a few ideas:
- Recorded music
- Sound design
- Game audio
- Audio production for TV,
film, commercial video
- Live sound
- Music publishing,
- Production, merchandising, and retail of musical instruments and
- Product specialist for
- Performed music
TV, radio, stage, and live
- Entertainment law
Where are graduates
Our interns have worked
throughout the country (and beyond), and our graduates are employed in various
aspects of the industry, often through connections made during their
internship. Many have launched their own businesses. You'll find our graduates
working in post-production, recording studios, record labels, publishing, live
reinforcement, theater and show production, and the list goes on. Some have
gone on to law school, business school, or even become certified to teach in
the schools. Once you get out in the real world, you just start down the road
and see where it takes you...often in surprising twists and turns.
Is there a minor in Audio
& Music Production?
Due to the extensive
course of study required for this program, there is no minor offered in this
Is this degree accredited?
This curriculum is
accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Can anyone register for
just one class without taking the entire program?
students may register for certain classes with permission of the program
director, given current enrollment conditions at the time.
Can I transfer in from
Yes, but there are
implications involved. Depending on your particular studies, it usually will
take at least three additional years at LVC. Any previous recording coursework
may not help a great deal as many transfer students have a difficult time
learning our facilities and catching up on fundamentals that we focus on.
Finally, you will inevitably run into scheduling conflicts when you're out of
sync with the regular program. It can be done, but you should contact the
program director and discuss this before going through the paperwork.