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Earn Your Degree in Audio Engineering
1 and 2 year programs available

Audio Engineering Degree

McNally Smith’s intensive Audio Engineering program is designed to get you working in the fast-paced music and media industries in as little as 12 months. You’ll develop your craft by working in analog and digital studios with large format mixing consoles, giving you a broad skillset that prepares you to work in any studio environment. You’ll learn essential techniques for microphone placement, mixing, editing, post-production (radio, film, and TV), electrical engineering and live sound reinforcement.

With a solid technical foundation combined with practical engineering experience, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of career paths.

Ready For The Real World

As an Audio Engineering major, you’ll receive a hands-on education that prepares you for the real world. You’ll engineer multi-track recording sessions with ensembles of varying styles and sizes, learning firsthand how to capture and create great tones for every instrument — and how to balance each element in the perfect mix. You’ll also add to your marketable skillset by learning how to mix sound for live concerts and theater productions in our three on-campus venues.

You’ll create a portfolio of professional work that showcases your talent and highlights your abilities. This audio resume will help sell your work to future clients. And with access to guest artists and internships, you’re connected to the industry before you even graduate.

Teaching For Tomorrow

To thrive as an audio professional, you need a well-rounded education that prepares you for the dynamic future of music and media. That’s why our Audio Engineering degree program focuses on developing your creativity while giving you the necessary technology skills to adapt and compete in the industry. You’ll also graduate equipped with the entrepreneurial concepts and business savvy you’ll need to reach your goals and establish your career.

With a comprehensive education that blends artistry, technology and entrepreneurship, you’ll be ready to make and sustain a life in music.

Your Career Path

Graduates of the Audio Engineering program are prepared for a variety of career options, including:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Acoustician/Studio Designer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Sound Designer (animation, film, video games, commercials)
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • App Developer