Find the Best Audio Engineering Schools for You

By Peterson's Staff updated on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Attending audio engineering college can help you pursue a career that deals with the creative and technical aspects of audio in music, film, television, advertising, multimedia, and broadcasting.

Matching audio engineering schools with career goals

Audio engineering colleges may also be known as music production colleges or recording arts colleges, but whatever their official title, make sure that the school you choose can help you meet your specific career goals. Typically, an audio engineer specializes in either recording, editing, mixing, or mastering. Due to the nature of specialization in this field, it's important to find the programs and opportunities that are right for you.

You'll also want to take into account the media you wish to work in when searching for a recording arts school. If you want to focus on music or film for example, the best fit for you will be a college or university that has strengths in that particular area and offers internship or other special opportunities to get experience in the field.

In addition, you may want to explore production-related aspects of audio engineering if you plan to work in a smaller environment where the audio engineer has to take on more responsibility. If so, look for audio engineering schools that will allow you to branch out and increase the scope of your activities.

Colleges Offering Audio Engineering Programs
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