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Are You Interested in Audio Recording Technology?

Pursue a career in Audio Recording Technology with a degree in Music Performance (Mus. B), Business Management (B.B.A.), or Mass Communication (B.S.) with a concentration in audio recording technology. The Audio Recording Technology concentration provides students with the business and technical expertise required to operate industry standard audio recording equipment and provides skills necessary for the industry.

These in-demand skills, expertise, and hands-on experience lead to several career paths in this growing industry. Learn more about the variety of careers, like music production and sound engineering, available with a concentration in audio recording technology.

Business Administration, Business Management, & Audio Recording Technology Careers

Get the business skills and technical expertise you need to pursue a career in business with an audio recording technology concentration in the Music Performance program.  The combination of this program and concentration gives students a hands-on-education and access to industry standard audio recording equipment on campus. Music students with business and technical expertise go on to pursue a variety of careers in the music and entertainment industry professions.

  • Live sound engineers. Control the sound at live performances and events, such as concerts, plays and festi
  • Studio engineers. Work with the technical aspects of recording, including sound manipulation, mixing, reproduction and more.
  • Audio format conversion specialists. Work to convert old media, such as 8 tracks or records, into new media, like CD and data.
  • Corporate audio and video professionals. Assist with the post-production work for multimedia companies.

Music Performance & Audio Recording Technology Careers

In Five Towns College’s Business program, students choose either a two-year Business Administration or Music Performance degree (A.S./A.A.S.) or a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.). The addition of the audio recording technology concentration gives students the technical expertise to operate industry standard audio recording equipment needed for audio technology careers and learn industry practices.

  • Audio Professionals. Work for audio manufacturers and recording technology companies that make and engineer professional sound equipment.
  • Professional Audio Salespeople. Work for manufacturers or retailers to sell professional sound equipment to clients, other retailers and consumers.
  • Studio Owners. Manage the day-to-day operations of their studio, hiring additional staff, and coordinating the rental of studio space to clients.
  • Live sound engineers. Control the audio at live events, such as festivals and concerts.

Mass Communication & Audio Recording Technology Careers

Students in the Mass Communication program learn a range of skills that will assist them in any job that includes social media, communicating with groups, video editing, writing and more. Many jobs include social media components. For example, someone opening a music studio in their home would need to create graphics and social media posts to promote their business. Mass Communication students learn this and more.

  • Podcasts. Work in the growing podcasting industry for people interested in audio, including producers, editors, sound designers, talent managers and creatives.
  • Audio engineer. Work at radio and television stations, live events, and sports venues and operate and/or be responsible for maintaining equipment, making sure the audio for microphones, video playback systems, PA announcers, music, game announcers, news anchors and others operate efficiently and properly.
  • Audio editor. Be responsible for editing music and/or voice work for a variety of industries, including music, movies, sports, radio, podcasting, audio books and more.

Get the skills and training you need to pursue an audio recording technology career. Learn about the FTC programs offering an audio recording technology concentration.