Recording Arts

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 a great 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 amazing; come see them for yourself!

Learn the Art of Recording

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Recording Arts

Timeframe: 60 Weeks (15 months)
Location: Dallas Campus Only

thumbs_04The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Recording Arts, currently offered at the Dallas campus is a course designed to provide you with the skills necessary for employment in the audio and recording industry. You will get firsthand experience in the many different aspects of audio recording and engineering while learning in a professional environment. The facility provides both digital and analog recording equipment that can be found in many professional studios around the world. Working with modern Digital Audio Workstations, students will learn about the functionality of microphones, speakers, acoustics, troubleshooting, and then integrating such skills in hands-on live and studio recording, editing, mixing, and working in post- production. Students will also learn the role of the producer, music theory, songwriting and a survey of the music business including publishing and copyrighting of music. The coursework provides an effective combination of in-class lectures as well as live, hands-on training in the recording studio, bringing real world experience to the classroom. The Faculty includes seasoned professionals of the audio industry. Besides having a plethora of professional experience to share with students, the faculty continue to work in their field as well as teach, giving the student valued, up-to- date information about the ins and outs of their career. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be well equipped for entry-level employment in both live and studio applications of audio engineering as well as having a working knowledge of music production, post- production and the music business.

Certificate Program – 45 weeks

Timeframe: 1 Year
Location: Dallas, Houston, Austin & Oceanside

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

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 will prepare you for real-world studios.

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.