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Recording Arts

Learn the art of recording

Hands-on Training in Professional Recording Studios

Start your career as an Audio engineer!

Have you always dreamed of working as a professional in the music industry? Do you want to collaborate with talented, like-minded individuals who share your passion for music? Do you want to love going to work every day? At MediaTech Institute, your dreams of pursuing a career in audio are closer than you think. 

MediaTech Institute is the choice school for you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start your audio career. You'll be trained by seasoned  professionals who are still working in the industry today. They have the experience, knowledge, and networks you'll need to succeed. 

The Recording Arts Program is offered at any of our four locations. Each campus has its own unique studio facilities with equipment ranging from vintage analog to the latest digital consoles. Our studios are out of this world; come see them for yourself!


The recording arts program

Diploma Program 

45 weeks

The Recording Arts Program is a comprehensive 1-year program designed to teach you every aspect of the audio industry, from the basics of music theory to the most advanced aspects of audio recording. You'll become proficient in all forms of audio, including studio techniques, post production, live sound reinforcement, and mixing and mastering. You can even get Pro Tools certified! You'll also take courses in music business and business communication, where you'll create a working resume and a professional recording portfolio. All of your projects and assignments give you real world experience and an awesome demo reel. As a graduate of MediaTech, you'll be an audio engineer with a body of work to prove it! You'll leave here confident in your abilities and ready to succeed in this hyper-competitive industry. 

Hands-On Training in a Real Recording Studio

This place rocks. As a student in the Recording Arts program we grant you unprecedented access to industry standard facilities and equipment. MediaTech's abundance of outboard gear and microphone choices rival any studio in the world.    

Audio Careers

Gradates of the Recording Arts program may find entry-level employment in recording studios, radio stations, T.V. networks, live sound venues, touring with artists, A/V solutions, gaming companies, post-production houses or even work freelance for themselves.  

You could be a professional: 

  • Audio Engineer
  • Studio Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Record Producer
  • Re-Recording Mixer
  • Location Sound
  • Foley Engineer

You could work in creative places like:

  • Recording Studios
  • Sound Companies
  • Pro Audio Equipment Companies
  • Music Technology Companies
  • Music Software Companies
  • Media Production Companies
  • Radio Stations
  • Record Companies
  • Television Networks
  • Major Motion Picture Studios
  • Production Companies 
  • Gaming Companies
  • Animation Companies 

Or, you could choose to work freelance for a variety of different companies, artists, or even for yourself.  


Do what you love, love what you do. 

If you want to make a living doing what you love, then call us today to set up a tour of our studios and get the information you need to start your career.  1-866-498-1122


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Graduates Employed in Field 82% 76.47% 67.16% 50%


The placement data are as reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It includes program completers that started the program between 7/2012-6/2013.


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  Dallas        Austin         Houston       Oceanside      
Median Loan Debt $5,346 $7,789 $14,750 $9,500
Private Education Loans $577 $7,819 $0.00 $0.00
Institutional Financing $1,566 $8,226 $930 $14,500

*This figure represents all funds borrowed by students in this program during that academic year, including monies to support these students during their time as students. It is not limited to the cost of tuition and fees for this program.


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