Arizona can be a great place to work and play, if you don’t mind extreme weather conditions. The average cost of living in Arizona is approximately 5% below the national average, which means it is a little less expensive to take care of the bills than it is in other places.
For an audio engineer, Arizona is a good place to start your education. They have several schools with training programs in audio engineering. While this does not seem like a lot, it’s more than enough to get going.
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Featured Audio Schools in Arizona
- Music Production, Bachelors of Science
- Entertainment Business, Master of Science
- Music Business, Bachelor of Science
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
- MA: Music Education
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
9014 N. 23rd Ave. Ste. 1 Phoenix, AZ 85021 United States Tel: 1-888-729-4954
Phoenix College (not to be confused with University of Phoenix), has a great Audio Production technology program that can help you get started on the path to reaching your career and educational goals. The program is a 2 year Associate of Applied Science with concentration in audio production technology.
You will learn about music theory, aural perception, electronic music, computer-based sound synthesis, studio music recording, and much more. Their facilities are state of the art and include a plethora of software and hardware for students to learn with.
There are 14 stations and 2 studios for learning to mix and record music. While attending Phoenix College you will be required to maintain a grade of “C” or better to stay in the program. There are no prerequisites for this program at this time.
The school also offers a certificate of completion for students who are not seeking a degree. However, students who are looking to advance further in their career may be better suited to take the degree program. [*]
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
2300 East Broadway Road Tempe, AZ 85282 United States Tel: 800 562 6383
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences is unique in that it provides its students with an Apple laptop recording package that includes Native Instruments Komplete Audio, ProTools, Logic, Waves certification bundle, as well as a microphone, headset, and backpack.
The program is top notch and will allow you to choose from several different career paths including recording engineer, live Stage Theater, live sound engineer, and several others. You will learn to use ProTools, Logic, as well as work in a studio side by side with other students so you can learn to use the many different types of equipment.
Conservatory of Recording Arts & sciences is also partnered with several companies that offer internships to their students. The course takes 48 weeks to complete, as part of the 48 weeks a 12 week internship is required of each student before graduation. [*]
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Job Outlook in Arizona
The median salary for those in audio engineering in the state of Arizona is around $68,000 a year.
This is a little low compared to states such as New Jersey where the salary is around $85,000 a year. However, it is not the lowest in the country; it is actually close to the average salary for audio engineering careers across the United States.
Because Arizona has a slightly lower cost of living and an average salary, it means you can still make your bills, and save some money for a rainy day or invest it. Schooling is not abundant in AZ but it is accessible for those who really want to earn a degree in this field.
However, the location of schools may not be convenient for those already working in this field, who just need to earn a degree for a promotion or to keep pace with changing technology.