Recording Technology

Trevecca’s Associate of Arts in recording technology is a two-year program that teaches you the art of recording and audio production. You will be prepared for roles in concert sound, film scores, and video and computer game sound design or for audio production for various types of music. You can tailor the program by concentrating on audio production, audio mastering or audio for digital cinema.

Program Benefits

  • Develop your skills using state-of-the-art equipment in our recording studios and editing labs.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Learn from faculty who have valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.
  • Transition seamlessly into our four-year Bachelor of Arts in commercial music upon completion of your recording technology degree if you desire.


What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s Associate of Arts in recording technology program, you’ll learn the art of recording and audio production. You can tailor the program to match your unique interests and goals by choosing to concentrate on audio production, audio mastering or audio for digital cinema. Coursework includes foundational courses like Music and Aural Theory and The History of Audio Recording, as well as hands-on learning courses which cover audio technology and recording, editing and mixing techniques. 

This program is housed within our school of music so that you can develop the skills needed to interact with session instrumentalists or use your own instrumental knowledge to contribute to recording sessions, enhancing your role as a music producer or engineer. As part of the program, you’ll have access to our studios and labs with state-of-the-art recording equipment, live broadcast equipment and editing technologies to use for class projects. You’ll also be able to rent these spaces at a discounted rate for personal projects if you’d like.

Our faculty includes Grammy-nominated sound engineer Charley Hubbs, who has more than 25 years of professional experience in the industry. Our small class sizes allow you to work with your professors both in group and individual sessions, creating mentoring relationships that lead to professional networking contacts and exciting opportunities while you are a student and long after graduation. Past graduates are now running recording studios, working as front-of-house (FOH) engineers for successful bands and working as digital cinema engineers in California.  

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your recording technology degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.


Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

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Career Opportunities

With your recording technology degree from Trevecca, you can transition seamlessly into our four-year bachelor’s degree in commercial music, or you can pursue exciting roles in the music and entertainment industry such as:

  • Audio production/engineering
  • Digital cinema audio engineering/mixing (including ADR, Foley, sound design and special effects)
  • Live sound work as a front-of-house (FOH) engineer, monitor engineer, backline crew or stage manager

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of classes will I take as part of this program?

You’ll take classes in music and aural theory, as well as in audio technology. Coursework also includes instruction and hands-on learning in recording, editing and mixing techniques. A class on the history of audio recording provides a helpful framework for students earning a degree in recording technology.

Will I have access to the recording studio on campus?
Yes, students have access to the editing programs in the computer lab, recording studio equipment and live broadcast room equipment as part of their classes. They can also rent the space at a discounted rate for personal projects, if desired.
Does Trevecca have industry contacts for potential internships or post-graduate job opportunities?
Yes. After meeting certain academic prerequisite requirements, students can greatly benefit from our connections with Nashville-based recording studios and music executives. 
Can I transition into a bachelor’s degree after earning my associate degree?

Yes, classes completed as part of a student’s Associate of Arts in recording technology degree can be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts in music (commercial). Upon completion of the associate degree, students can discuss their course plan with an academic advisor and formulate a continued, seamless path of study.