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Transform your love of music into an impressive production career.

Elevate your passion by learning the process of sound recording from start to finish. You'll master the technical foundations, music theory, and studio etiquette before transferring your credits to one of our 4-year partners. 

What You'll Learn

You'll receive hands-on training in recording, mixing, and mastering using industry standard equipment and software. Understanding music theory is critical to your success, so we've made it a key part of your education. After an audition, we'll put you in the right classes based on your skill level.

You'll have the opportunity to achieve professional certifications through your courses. Learning to identify different genres and how to record them will be another skill in your tool belt. We'll round it all out with important liberal arts credits. 


Where You'll Go

The sound recording track can lead you to a career as an audio engineer, music producer, studio technician, or a sound operator for live events like concerts.

Our program is designed to transfer seamlessly into SUNY Oswego or SUNY Fredonia with junior status. Your SUNY credits will also be applicable towards other schools.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Film and Video Editors 16% Low
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 14% Low
Broadcast Technician 5% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from Burning Glass.  SUNY wage data unavailable.
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Communication and Information Design
SUNY Oswego Communication Studies, A.A.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University