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BS in Recording Arts

Students enrolled in Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program have the opportunity to learn about recording audio for various media. Read more about Full Sail University's BS in Recording Arts here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts

School Offering Program:

Full Sail University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts program is designed to teach students about audio recording and production. Students focus on the fundamentals of sound, general music production, recording, mixing, and post production. During some courses, students have the opportunity to work in professional quality recording studios while recording live musicians. After completing initial recordings, students practice mixing sounds and editing recordings.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

133 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Full Sail University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Recording Arts

  • REC 1111: Introduction to Media Arts (4.27 credits)
  • REC 1630: Microphones and Theory (3.2 credits)
  • REC 1731: MIDI (4.27 credits)
  • RED 1751: Digital Audio and Theory (3.2 credits)
  • REC 1801: Audio File Management and Documentation (2.93 credits)
  • REC 2131: Principles and Applications of Electricity (2.67 credits)
  • REC 2141: Audiotronics (3.2 credits)
  • REC 2223: Digital Consoles (4.27 credits)
  • REC 2413: Audio Workstations (4.27 credits)
  • REC 2513: Critical Listening (2.67 credits)
  • REC 2623: Interactive Audio (3.73 credits)
  • REC 2803: Audio Postproduction (4.8 credits)
  • REC 2901: Session Recording (4.8 credits)
  • REC 3011: Songwriting and Development (2.13 credits)
  • REC 3123: Vocal Production (4.27 credits)
  • REC 3413: Advanced Audio Workstations (4.8 credits)
  • REC 3623: Advanced Interactive Audio (3.73 credits)
  • REC 4315: Advanced Audio Postproduction (4 credits)
  • REC 4511: Music Producing and Arrangement (4 credits)
  • REC 4735: Advanced Session Recording (4 credits)
  • REC 4935: Digital Mastering (4 credits)
  • MUB 2011: Introduction to Music Business (2.13 credits)
  • SHP 2031: Introduction to Show Production Systems (4.27 credits)
  • MUM 1608: Recording Consoles (4.27 credits)
  • MUM 3308: Music Copyright and Publishing (4 credits)
  • MUH 2051: Music History I (2.13 credits)
  • MUH 3051: Music History II (2.13 credits)
  • MUT 1023: Music Theory (2.93 credits)

General Education

  • CLP 1006: Behavioral Science (4 credits)
  • MFG 1213: College Mathematics I (4 credits)
  • CGS 1000: Computer Science and Internet (4 credits)
  • ENC 326: Professional Writing (4 credits)
  • ENG 1101: English Composition (4 credits)
  • PHY 1000: Fundamentals of Physics (4 credits)
  • COM 3109: Professional Communication and Presentation (4 credits)
  • SPC 1606: Public Speaking (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Full Sail University's BS in Recording Arts program, graduates could continue their education at the master's degree level. They could learn advanced recording principles or learn more about the recording and entertainment industry.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Entertainment Business
  • Master of Science in Recording Arts

Career Paths:

Graduates of Full Sail University's BS in Recording Arts program could pursue positions with recording and media companies. In many positions, they may be able to utilize the applied skills they learned while completing projects in Full Sail University's recording studio.

Possible careers related to the Bachelor's in Recording Arts include:

  • Mix Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Location Sound Engineer
  • Dialog Editor
  • Foley Recordist or Editor

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