Computers, Tech & Engineering
Audio Production

If crystal clear audio production are the stuff of your dreams, an Audio Production degree, where you'll learn the creative and technical skills to record, edit, mix, and master digital audio using industry-standard equipment and technology, may be for you.

Types of Degrees

Audio production students can pursue an associate degree or bachelor's degree (4 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in computer technology as well as extracurricular experience in radio or broadcast media, recording, editing, and production outside the classroom helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Audio Production Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Audio Production include:

  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Audio Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Effects Engineer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Sound Engineer Technician was $67,090 in 2019 (1).

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and what industry the job is in.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.