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BS in Music Production (Campus)

Students interested in playing a managerial role in the creation and production of original music could develop the skills needed for this career path by enrolling in Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Music Production program. Read more details about this on-campus bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Music Production

School Offering Program:

Full Sail University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this bachelor's program might have a good ear for music, strong listening skills, and a basic knowledge of computer systems and functions. They might have taken previous courses in business management or operations. Applicants to Full Sail University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

How is music arranged? What is meant by terms such as harmony, melody, rhythm, compound meter, and music notation? How is musical structure described? These are among the topics that students will likely find addressed in the Bachelor of Science in Music Production program at Full Sail University. Courses might be taken in music theory, music genres, instrumentation techniques, audio mastering, sequencing techniques, and components of the music industry. Hands-on learning opportunities are offered in some courses as well as a sequence of project and portfolio classes; throughout this program, students will have the opportunity to use mixing software, create a musical score, compose an instrumental piece, and write and produce an original song.

Learning Format:

On campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Full Sail University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Music Production:

To obtain this degree, students must complete 120 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Full Sail University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Music Production Courses (120 credits)

  • Creative Presentation
  • Psychology of Play
  • Audio Arts in the Entertainment and Media Industries
  • English Composition I
  • Recording Principles
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • Sequencing Technology
  • College Mathematics
  • Audio Workstations
  • Project and Portfolio I: Audio Arts
  • Career Module I: Personal Branding
  • Musical Structure and Analysis
  • Musicianship
  • Project and Portfolio II: Music Production
  • Career Module II: Career Research
  • Popular Culture in Media
  • History of Popular Music
  • Project and Portfolio III: Music Production
  • Career Module III: Resume Fundamentals
  • History of Recorded Music
  • Music Genres
  • Fundamentals of Physical Science
  • Musical Arrangement
  • Project and Portfolio IV: Music Production
  • Career Module IV: Career Strategy and Planning
  • Professional Writing
  • Topics in Music Theory
  • Audio Engineering Techniques
  • Project and Portfolio V: Music Business
  • Career Module V: Networking
  • Cultural Studies and the Web
  • Music Production for Media
  • Audio Production for Media
  • Project and Portfolio VI: Music Production
  • Career Module VI: Resume Writing
  • Fundamentals of Music Business
  • Game Music Composition
  • Project and Portfolio VII: Music Production
  • Career Module VII: Job Interview

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the BS in Music Production program who aspire to higher levels of management within music or recording companies might enroll in a master's degree program. A master's degree might provide more in-depth studies of music theory, production processes, and management practices that could prepare students for executive positions within the music industry.

Master's degrees graduates might pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts in Music Industry
  • Master of Science in Music Technology

Career Paths:

Once they have met all the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Music Production program, graduates might possess the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to oversee the recording, mixing, and mastering of musical content for original albums, movies, video games, websites, and other media formats. Graduates might seek employment with record labels, recording studios, multimedia companies, or TV studios.

Career titles that graduates might be a good fit for include:

  • Audio director
  • Production sound mixer
  • Record producer
  • Sound designer
  • Studio manager

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