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Department of
Audio & Music Technology

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Mix it up with fellow mixers

Where Audio Freqs Unite

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Wanna create mind-blowing digital audio content that makes people’s jaws drop? At USV we’ll train you to become an artist of audio and music production. Before you know it, you’ll know the art of sonic sculpting. 

If you just want to dip your toe into the world of audio and music, you can start with our certificate and diploma programs for Audio Recording, Electronic Music Production, and Audio & Music Production. These progression chords can stack, and if you find yourself wanting to learn more, you can put those credits towards a Bachelor of Science in Digital Audio Technology. Either way, you’ll dive deep into the world of sound, learning the ins and outs of recording techniques, mixing and mastering, and all the fancy tech wizardry that goes into creating ear-pleasing sonic landscapes.

Our campus is buzzing with a vibrant community of fellow music enthusiasts and future industry rockstars. Collaborate on projects, jam out in our state-of-the-art studios, and maybe even start a band with your classmates. Who knows, you might just stumble upon the next big thing in music while you’re at it.

Certificate, Diploma, & Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Digital Audio Technology

Ready to rise above the noise floor and dive into the mind-bending world of sound? Look no further than our Bachelor of Science in Digital Audio Technology. We have everything you need to rock the music and audio production game from composing killer tracks to recording and digital sound design.

Diploma in Audio & Music Production

Ready to craft soundscapes? Our diploma readies you for digital audio gigs! Jam with industry tools, and hone aesthetic and tech skills. Master music engineering, ace digital audio production, and rock those workstations.

Certificate in Electronic Music Production

Create mind-blowing modern beats with our electronic music production certificate! Learn theory, audio tech history, and digital workstations. Finish in 30 weeks, transfer credits, and score financial aid.

Certificate in Audio Recording

Get hands-on with sound! Our certificate covers studio recording, editing, mixing, and more. Dive into audio history and tech, learn digital workstations, and create pro projects. Finish in 30 weeks, transfer credits, and even snag financial aid.

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USV alumni have gone on to work at some of the most prestigious music, film and video game recording studios in their respective industries. 

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Potential Career Options

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Bachelor of Science in Digital Audio Technology

  • Audio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Studio Technician
  • ADR Editor
  • ADR Recordist
  • Post Production Engineer
  • Production Sound Engineer
  • Music Supervisor
  • Dialog Editor
  • Music Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer for Video Games
  • Audio Implementation Engineer
  • Video Game Music Composer
  • Interactive Sound Designer
  • Audio Software Test Engineer
  • Audio Software Engineer
  • Embedded Media Software Engineer
  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Engineer
  • Audio & Signal Processing Engineer
  • Live Sound Engineer

Diploma in Audio & Music Production

  • Audio Engineer
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Assistant Mix Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Studio Technician
  • ADR Editor
  • ADR Recordist
  • Production Sound Mixer 
  • Audio/Sound Archiver
  • Producer
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Audio/Sound Archiver
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Live Sound Assistant Engineer
  • Live Sound Technician
  • Interactive Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer & Implementer
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Editor
  • Video Game Music Composer
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Film Composer
  • Media Manager
  • Audio Engineer

Certificate in Electronic Music Production

  • Mixing Engineer
  • Assistant Mix Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Studio Technician
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Editor
  • Audio/Sound Archiver
  • Producer
  • Media Manager
  • Sound Designer & Implementer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Video Game Music Composer
  • Film Composer
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Post-Production Engineer

Certificate in Audio Recording

  • Audio Engineer
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Studio Technician
  • ADR Editor
  • ADR Recordist
  • Production Sound Mixer 
  • Audio/Sound Archiver
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Studio Technician
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Live Sound Assistant Engineer
  • Live Sound Technician
  • Interactive Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer & Implementer
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