What is the Audio &
Music Production Program?
We offer a four-year course
of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Audio &
What types of classes are
Currently the program
includes courses in three main areas: Music, Audio & Music Production, and
General Education. You need to be aware that this is a liberal arts college,
not a technical school. Your experiences will extend far beyond just working in
the recording studio, so if this is not what you are interested in you should
Is a musical audition
Yes! This degree program is
an accredited Bachelor of Music degree. Our philosophy is that this field needs
musicians who understand the technology, rather than just technicians who learn
how the equipment operates. Therefore, we recommend only students with a strong
background in music instruction and performance apply.
What if I don't want to
study in a traditional music program?
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:
Audio Production for TV,
Film, Commercial Video
Music Publishing, Licensing,
Production, Merchandising, and Retail of Musical Instruments and
Product Specialist for
TV, Radio, Stage, and Live
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 area.
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.