Top School in Santa Monica for Recording Arts Programs

Students interested in studying recording arts in Santa Monica, CA, have many schools to choose from. Read about the top school's programs, tuition and ranking info to see if it's the right one for you.

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Aspiring recording arts professionals in the Santa Monica, CA, area can find programs at nearly a dozen career schools and colleges. One of two universities in the area offering a relevant course of study, the top school was chosen for the depth of its program, high regional ranking and internship opportunities for students.

  • Winner: Loyola Marymount University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that not only ranked within the top five regional universities in the West for 2015, it also made The Princeton Review's edition of 'The Best 379 Colleges' for the same year. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in Recording Arts through its School of Film and Television.

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Category Loyola Marymount University
Rankings #3 among Regional Universities in the West (2015)*
Location Los Angeles, CA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $40,265**
Recording Arts Degree Awards Offered Bachelor's
Recording Arts Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 11**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class 76%**
Noteworthy University alumni have worked on major film and television productions

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.

Loyola Marymount University

  • Recording arts program allows for concentrations in music engineering and production or film and television sound; a dual emphasis also available
  • Recording arts majors can collaborate with animation, film and screenwriting students
  • Students majoring in the recording arts have access to internships and entry-level employment
  • Student film festivals

Loyola Marymount University offers over 50 degree programs to approximately 9,660 students a year. The university maintains an 11-to-1 student-faculty ratio; faculty members have included a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners. The university's School of Film and Television offers undergraduate degree programs in film and television production or studies, animation, screenwriting and the recording arts, the latter of which can prepare students for careers in sound design, editing and mixing.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Recording Arts program, students learn how to capture and modify sound recordings while using music and sound effects to enhance film and other media. They gain an understanding of the techniques used within sound recording, editing, production and design by working in a variety of sound stage and studio locations. Upper-division coursework covers topics in live and studio recording, the nature of sound, the music business and music for the movies.

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