Associate Degree

Music Technology and Recording Arts Degree (AAS)

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Music Technology and Recording Arts Degree (AAS)

Music Technology & Recording Arts Degree

Music Technology and Recording Arts combines studies of the latest technology with traditional theory, history, and performance courses.

Terra State offers students the chance to work in modern facilities with the very latest in audio technology. The main music lab contains 25 Mac workstations each with a 61-key keyboard controller and the latest version of Logic Pro X. The Terra State Recording Arts Complex houses an acoustically-treated control room equipped with a Slate Media Technology RAVEN control surface. The RAVEN is the newest audio technology available and offers a state of the art touch screen display as well as a powerful multi-touch mixer that can control all major DAW’s. The soundproof control room is surrounded by four acoustically-treated recording rooms that consist of an isolation booth, medium-sized tracking room, small ensemble room, and recital hall. Terra State’s recording studio can accommodate a myriad of music projects including voice-over work, solo artists, bands, small ensembles, choirs, and large orchestras. Additionally, a recent focus of the studio has been designing audio for gaming and movie projects. Projects can be mixed in stereo or 5.1 surround sound. Students will also have an opportunity to gain experience in live sound support.

This degree has been arranged so that a transfer into a Bachelors of Music program is achievable.

  • ProgramMusic
  • Award type

    Associate Degree

  • Required credit hours


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 Based on data for Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and create audio projects utilizing software-based musical synthesis techniques
  • Apply digital audio recording processes through composition and the workings of Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and other industry standard software
  • Produce and create audio projects utilizing computer-based hardware, and other technological equipment
  • Operate hardware utilizing digital recording techniques through live concerts and studio performances
  • Demonstrate use of proficient application of mixing and mastering techniques
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Potential Occupations

  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Recording Studio Technical Assistant
  • Sound Reinforcement Mixing Engineer
  • Audio Engineer/Sound Engineer
  • Record Producer
  • Event Productions
  • Post Production FX Audio/Film


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