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Become a Sound and Audio Professional with the BS in Sound Recording and Engineering Degree

Webster University, a pioneer in audio engineering education, offers the distinctive Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording and Engineering degree. The program is designed for students who are interested in the fields of music recording, live sound engineering, sound system engineering and/or audio technology.

Individuals will learn about audio and sound engineering as it relates to all media through a hands-on approach, utilizing Webster's professional-grade equipment and industry-leading educators. Students in the Sound Recording and Engineering program learn audio engineering history and theory, produce music recordings/radio spots, mix audio for video and film and master sound design.

Webster University is an educational member of the Audio Engineering Society. Webster's student section of the Audio Engineering Society is one of the most active and successful chapters worldwide.

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Choose Webster for Your BS in Sound Recording and Engineering

Gain Intensive, Professional Sound and Audio Engineering Training

As a Sound Recording and Engineering student, you will have access to valuable internship opportunities, which include stints at major recording studios, sound reinforcement companies and radio stations across the country. International internship opportunities are also available. The course of study includes specialized classes on music recording, live audio production, acoustics, studio engineering, two-channel recording and more. Students will also complete a capstone class that will allow them to demonstrate learned expertise.

Learn Your Craft With Professional Audio and Sound Engineering Faculty And Facilities

Webster’s Sound Recording and Engineering faculty are professionals working in their fields, as well as educators. Faculty members act as mentors and advisors as they bring their professional knowledge, skills and insights into the classroom.

Our School of Communications complex houses a state-of-the-art media production and education facility that surpasses industry standards and includes cutting-edge, innovative technologies and capabilities. Studio facilities include an audio and video production/recording suite, sound stage, workshop space, photography studio, gallery and post-production labs for animation, game design and video, as well as flexible teaching spaces.

Add the Sound Recording and Engineering Minor to Your Degree

This option is designed for students outside the department who wish to study audio with an emphasis on music recording and production. Through the minor program, students will learn to:

  • Set up and operate mixing consoles of varying size and format, employing appropriate gain structure.
  • Operate proficiently within a DAW environment, including effective session design and expedited software navigation.
  • Apply literacy of audio aesthetics to multitrack mixes.
  • Capture a multitrack recording in a studio setting at an introductory level.
David Farnham
Student Testimonial

“Having a top program for my major made my choice to transfer to Webster a no-brainer.”

David Farnham
David Farnham

BS in Sound Recording and Engineering, '24

Graduating with the BS in Sound Recording and Engineering Degree

As a Webster Sound Recording and Engineering graduate, you will be well positioned to pursue a career in multiple areas, such as:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Sound Engineering
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • Film and Video Sound
  • Digital Recording
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Studio Sound Engineering

Check out what some of our graduates are doing:

  • Bruce Buechner — audio engineer for Snoop Dogg, Ruben Studdard, Christina Milian, Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige
  • Matt "Buster" Allen — audio engineer for Garth Brooks
  • Brian Barrale — Los Angeles-based composer and arranger for "Aliens of the Deep," "Heart of the Beholder" and "Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch"
  • Chelsea (VandeDrink) Crutcher — recording engineer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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