Schooling options in Utah to obtain a degree in audio engineering are sparse. Relocation might be an option for full time college students, and those who are not already working in their field.
On the upside, if you’re already working in entertainment, some employers will pay for relocation and part of your tuition costs if you are going back to school to further your degree and increase your skills in your field.
Audio Engineering Schools for Utah
- Associate in Applied Science in Music Production and Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Media Business
- Associate in Applied Science in Music and Entertainment Business
BEAU was founded on the belief that everyone in the industry – from artists to technicians to producers -can and should build off one another’s talents. At BEAU, you’ll be a part of a culture of creativity where ideas have a fertile ground to grow and adapt to changes in the industry and trends in the scene.
Whether your focus is fine arts, production arts or the business side of the industry, BEAU programs are designed to give you the knowledge and tools you need to see the bigger picture.
BEAU is nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, surrounded by inspiration! This town is a bustling hub of art, culture and music across a spectrum of genres and interests. All year round, immerse yourself in your kind of “scene” from art festivals, fine arts exhibits, new music performances and film screenings!
- 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.
Salt Lake Community College
4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123 United States Tel: (801) 952-7522
Salt Lake Community College offers a 2 year transfer degree program that will help you learn the basics of music and get your prerequisites out of the way.
Along with general education classes you will be able to learn the basics of music, music theory, ear training, and conducting. The program consists of 62 credit hours and you will be required to complete 4 recital attendance, and 4 performance ensemble credit hours.
The program is geared more toward students who are going in to performing arts, but can help students moving onto a four year college obtain their prerequisite classes for music theory, ear training, and music distribution. At this time Salt lake Community College does not offer any classes in audio engineering or music production.
As an audio professional it is important to have a deep understanding of not only the technical aspects of music, but also of music itself. The more you understand the more successful you will become. [*]
Because of its unique curriculum and teaching style, Recording Connection has become one of the most popular schools among audio industry professionals. You will be paired with a mentor that has experienced unparalleled success in their chosen career path.
Some of the mentors that work with Recording Connection include Christian Cummings who is the audio engineer for Sepultura, Akon, and Blink 182, as well as Mike Johnson whose client list includes Jessica Simpson and Justin Timberlake. The course curriculum consists of 19 lessons and a final exam.
You will be able to study at your own pace with your mentor, by the time you graduate you will have mastered ProTools digital audio, connectivity, and many other subjects. In addition to the audio engineering program, you can choose from several other programs including music production, electronic music production, post production audio, and other advanced programs. [*]
Utah is home to the world’s largest rock span, which is 309 feet high and 278 feet wide. It is also home to the first department store in the country and the first transcontinental railway system.
Of all of these things, Utah is best known for its’ salt lake, which covers approximately 2,000 square miles. The Great Salt Lake is home to the Spiral Jetty, which is a land sculpture resurrected by Smithson and is constructed completely of basalt rocks, salt crystals, and mud.
The cost of living in Utah is 7% lower than the national average. That means it is one of the cheaper states to live in. The average annual salary is around $39,000 for a worker living in the state, which is $7,000 lower than the national average for annual wages.
An audio engineer in the state can bring home around $66,000 a year. That’s almost double the average income for the state and much higher than the national average.