For those interested in attending an on-campus Florida audio engineering school, you’re in luck. There are several quality options available in the sunshine state for you to choose from.
Even though most of the music “scene” is more towards Miami on the southern tip of Florida, there are plenty of schools scattered throughout the state for your convenience.
The two most well known Florida schools are SAE and Full Sail. Full Sail offers an online version of its curriculum as well. (Which you can find here)
Florida Audio Engineering Schools
- Audio Production (BS)
Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you’re going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that’s focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination.
- Recording Arts
F.I.R.S.T. College offers educational programs specializing in the exciting fields of Recording Arts and Film and Video Production. We offer extensive hands-on training with real-word experience, small class sizes and flexible scheduling.
ProMedia Training – Miami
1926 NE 154th Street North Miami Beach, FL 33162 United States Tel: 888-277-0457
ProMedia Training is located in Miami and offers individual courses as well as programs to students. When you attend Promedia, you will receive the hands-on training that is needed when working in the audio field.
You can choose from a plethora of programs and courses including ProTools core package, ProTools Operator Certification Package, ProTools 101, and many more. [*]
Unity Gain Recording Institute
1953 Ricardo Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States Tel: +1 239 332 4246
Unity Gain Recording Studio offers students a choice of two different one year audio recording programs. Students receive a high quality education with hands on training with state of the art equipment and programs.
The two programs are both four levels, the audio recording comprehensive
program is geared toward beginners and the advanced techniques program is for those who have completed the audio recording comprehensive program. [*]
SAE Institute Miami
16051 W. Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33160 United States Tel: 305-944-7494
SAE of Miami offers students their audio technology program as well as short courses. As a student, you can expect to receive a top notch, hands on education that will help you land your dream job.
The coursework entails a general knowledge of music, how to use audio equipment, and several other subjects. The entire program takes 9 months, full time. At this time, SAE doesn’t offer part time enrollment for this course. [*]
Future Media Concepts – Orlando
Westwood Corporate Center 6675 Westwood Blvd. Orlando, FL 32821 United States Tel: 407.354.4866
Future Media Concepts will allow you to obtain a hands on education in sound design. The coursework can include training in Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, ProTools, as well as NewTek; it just depends on which classes you choose to take.
Future Media Concepts doesn’t offer any programs, they offer classes. Classes can range anywhere from 2 to 4 days in length. Some of the classes offered are master classes where students can take all of the coursework, outside of a few prerequisites. [*]
Full Sail University
3300 University Boulevard Winter Park, FL 32792 United States Tel: 800 226 7625
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Full Sail University offers both online and traditional courses to students. They offer several different degree programs including Music business, Music Production, Recording arts, Recording Engineering, and Show production.
As a student at Full Sail, you will receive a laptop and several different tools to help you create and learn as well as a hands on education. The school also offers an easy way to connect with classmates and other students via their online portal. [*]
Even though this list was made up of all on-campus programs, you do have other options. If you are not located in Florida and are unable to travel, consider a course through your computer.
Audio Production Job Outlook in Florida
The job outlook in Florida for audio techs/producers/engineers isn’t the best, but just like any other job, you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd.
That starts with a solid education, followed by diligence and not being afraid to put in some long hours paying your dues. If you can do those things, you’ve got a pretty good shot in this industry.
Florida is best known for beautiful beaches, sunsets, and people. But for those aspiring audio engineers. Ignore all the beauty around you and get focused.
There are plenty of people that want to make music for a living. You need to prove that you are better at it than they are. You can start by getting a quality education.