Audio Production and Technology—BS

Plug into a Program with a High-Tech Focus

The audio production and technology program (SFAT) is designed for students interested in system design, system installation, and other technical elements of sound. This degree program integrates course work in music and theater production with electrical engineering technology or computer science, emphasizing the technical aspects of audio production. Throughout the entertainment industry, consumer expectations and technological advances are driving a need for professionals who have a background in not only the fundamentals of music and theatre, but also in these specific areas of technology. Upon graduation, you will have the versatility to work with audio gear as it evolves.

  • A solid foundation in electrical engineering technology supports long-term success in working with sound technology. A specialization in computer science provides the ideal balance of code skills and artistic experience to enter the video game industry.
  • Course work in music, art, theatre, and literature develops the ability to analyze and discuss sound.
  • The department has two 7.1 sound-for-picture mixing studios, a high fidelity stereo music recording studio, a small studio/band practice space, and numerous tracking rooms.
  • Audio-production studios are available to students 24/7.
  • At Michigan Tech, you will start working on real-world projects and performances from day one. Through the First-Year Practicum, you will create a major dramatic audio project, mix many multi-track recordings and work on live sound and live recording.
  • Limited enrollment allows for more time with professors, advisors, and equipment.