Recording Arts Technology/Technician Studies is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, or mixed media productions.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Studies majors and degree programs will cover courses in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound engineering; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification and modulation; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.
Search for schools that offer a major in Recording Arts Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "recording arts technology" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Recording Arts Technology/Technician Studies?
A major/degree in Recording Arts Technology can open doors to job opportunities both within the music industry as well as outside of it. Careers as sound engineers, mixers, editors, and even producers may be found in recording studios. Technical proficiency is required.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Recording Arts Technology/Technician Studies:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- High School for Recording Arts Organization
- Women’s Audio Mission
- Recording Industry Association of America
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