Love music and technology? Combine your passions into one with a degree in audio technology! Students that are interested in doing work that contributes to the production of television and radio programs can receive the training they need from a 2 year associate degree program in audio tech. This is a great degree for anybody looking to be a technician in the fields of audio and sound recording. With a degree in audio tech, students with technical skills and knowledge are able to get entry level jobs within film, television and radio. Most audio tech degree programs provide students with a basic understanding of the business operations of these industries.
Program coursework includes classes such as an introduction to studio recording, advanced studio recording, appreciation of music, movie post production, concert production, radio broadcasting and more! Credits from an associate program can be applied to a 4 year baccalaureate degree in audio engineering, record production and music management as well.
Prerequisites for an associate degree program is fairly minimal, requiring just a GED or high school diploma. Some programs may take into account GPA or previously completed courses that apply.
Employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is expected to grow 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected as businesses, schools, and radio and television stations demand new equipment to improve their audio and video capabilities.*