Texas has a great music history, and currently Austin has one of the top music “scenes” in the country. Although Texas is more known for Country and Folk music you can find every genre in The Lone Star State.
As you would expect most of the music programs are located in Austin, if you aren’t located nearby or are unable to move, you have other options available (Dallas & Houston). Also, consider taking an accredited audio program online.
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Featured Texas Audio Engineering School
- 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.
MediaTech Institute Austin
4719 S. Congress Austin, TX 78745 United States Tel: 512.447.2002
As a recording arts student at MediaTech Institute Austin you will receive hands the hands on training required to become a successful audio engineer. The program takes one year and will teach you everything you need to know about the audio industry.
You will learn a lot, from the basics of music to live sound reinforcement, mixing & mastering. You will learn and work along with your fellow classmates to learn everything possible about recording arts. Students are allowed a lot of time in MediaTech’s state of the art studios that feature a multitude of different types of equipment.
The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728 United States Tel: 1.512.691.4913
The Art Institute of Texas has a great audio production program wherein you will learn to design sound and produce music, both live and in the studio. The audio production program at The Art Institute of Texas will allow you to learn about several different areas of music production including: audio mixing, streaming media and webcasts, audio technology, the science of sound, and much more.
Because the program is a Bachelor of Science degree program, you will have the opportunity to earn a degree and not just certifications. Not only that, the program takes longer than others, so it will give you time to learn as much as possible in each class. [*]
The Recording Conservatory of Austin
Austin, TX 78730 United States Tel: (512) 231-0344
Recording Conservatory Austin offers a unique, hands on education to its students. The education you will receive is mostly one-on-one and lasts up to 9 months. Interested students can choose from 2 different programs. This type of program can be beneficial because you won’t have the distractions of a traditional classroom setting and can take your time.
The Beginning Audio Engineering program will teach you the basics of music, equipment, and software. In the Advanced Music Production program you will learn advanced music business, advanced ProTools, advanced projects, and advanced music composition. If students intend to complete both programs, it will take approximately 18 months. [*]
Audio Engineering outlook in Texas
The job outlook in Texas is quite strong compared to the rest of the country. The economy in Texas is doing well and for this reason business is flying into the state.
Additionally, Austin is the biggest little music city in the country right now and opportunities, studios, and music ‘labels’ are popping up all over the place.
Compared to the cost of living in Texas (which is much lower than CA and NY) the average salaries are quite high. But in the end, it will be you who determines how much you get paid, by how badly you work for it.
When looking at the schools available in Texas, keep in mind that additional costs may be involved for those not currently a resident.
Not in Texas?
This list contains ‘on-campus’ schools in Texas. If you aren’t in Texas and are unable to relocate, you have other options.
Texas has a lot to offer. A stable economy, a wide diverse collection of people, cultures, and music, as well as long sunny days and hypnotic thunderstorms. For those who aren’t afraid of a little humidity, you should consider a school in Texas.
Go get em!