Recording credentials can be obtained at multiple levels. Some of the factors students may want to consider when choosing a school include class size, hands-on experience and length of programs.
10 Schools with Recording Programs
The following is a list of 10 schools that offer recording programs. Tuition is based off the 2015-2016 school year:
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Indiana University-Bloomington||4-year, Public||Bloomington, IN||Associate's, Bachelor's||$10,388, in-state; $33,741, out-of-state|
|Texas State University-San Marcos||4-year, Public||San Marcos, TX||Bachelor's||$9,348, in-state; $20,268, out-of-state|
|Middle Tennessee State University||4-year, Public||Murfreesboro, TN||Bachelor's||$8,080, in-state; $24,808, out-of-state|
|Cuyahoga Community College District||2-year, Public||Cleveland, OH||Associate's||$3,136, in-district; $3,953, in-state; $7,648, out-of-state|
|Johns Hopkins University||4-year, Private||Baltimore, MD||Bachelor's||$48,710|
|Camden County College||2-year, Public||Blackwood, NJ||Certificate||$4,320, in-district; $4,440, in-state & out-of-state|
|Schoolcraft College||2-year, Public||Livonia, MI||Certificate, Associate's||$3,564, in-district; $4,854, in-state; $6,834, out-of-state|
|Columbia College Chicago||4-year, Private||Chicago, IL||Bachelor's||$24,344|
|Vincennes University||4-year, Public||Vincennes, IN||Certificate, Associate's||$198.25/hr, in-state; $493.14/hr, out-of-state|
|Guilford Technical Community College||2-year, Public||Jamestown, NC||Associate's||$2,064, in-district; $2,208, in-state; $7,056, out-of-state|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, Schools' websites
School Selection Criteria
The most common recording school programs award certificates, Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Here are some factors students should consider when looking for recording schools:
- Students interested in a certain aspect of recording should look at schools that offer specialized courses and programs.
- Students should consider the length and cost of each program, basing their decision off the career path they wish to pursue.
- Look for schools that offer smaller student-to-teacher ratios. Opportunities to work closely with the faculty will provide insight that can't be found in a textbook.
- Find schools that offer a variety of hands-on training. This will enable students to hone their skills and prepare them the field of recording.
Recording programs are offered at a number of different levels at both private and public schools. With tuition rates varying all across the board, the final decision is ultimately based on what the student hopes to achieve in their future recording career.