Audio Recording and Production BA

Excel in any branch of modern audio practice by connecting courses in radio production, theatre sound, music recording as well as audio for the web, games and new media. Gain skills and expertise through rigorous recording technology instruction and production experience.


The major prepares students for work in the sound recording and production industry across several platforms, and is responsive to contemporary industry demands for a more specific and hands-on educational background.

In addition to core courses in music theory, history and application, students learn a broad range of audio production techniques applicable to music, theater, and electronic media, as well as the opportunity to pursue further subjects on the physics of sound and music, the art of songwriting, and the business of music.

During their studies, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through internships at the many arts and broadcasting organizations in Central New York.


Bachelor of Arts

Renovated Tyler Hall

The recently renovated Tyler hall hosts a fully-equipped multi-station computer MIDI lab and a digital multi-track based recording studio designed to prepare students for working in the world of professional music production.


  • Ability to appraise live and recorded musical performances as active and discerning listeners through critical listening skills
  • Learn about tactics, tools and considerations involved in audio recording and producing sound for live performances
  • Gain a greater understanding of the business of music

Career Opportunities

  • Music producer
  • Sound engineer/designer
  • Digital audio editor
  • Radio broadcast engineer
  • Live sound mix engineer
  • Live sound systems engineer
  • Instrument technician 
  • Acoustical consultant
  • Dialogue editor (film, TV, and games)
  • Recording studio manager
  • Record producer
  • Sound designer (games, tech and theater)
  • Audio programmer (video games)

Program Resources

Nationally Accredited Program

Our program is one of approximately 651 accredited institutional members of the National Associations of Schools of Music.

Get Involved

Through the Music Department you can join Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society, or Mu Beta Psi, a national honorary musical fraternity open to men and women and encourages fellowship among musicians.

Individual Practice Rooms

These updated rooms are available for music students to hone their talents on their own time or with faculty lessons.

The Oswego Guarantee

  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni
  • Small student to faculty ratio
  • Limited room & board increases each year
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