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Audio Production

Category: Media Communication

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Program Description

The sweet sound of success begins here with training as an audio production specialist in Hennepin Technical College's state-of-the-art facilities. You will learn from Hennepin Tech's highly qualified instructors how to record and mix music, narration and sound effects for music and commercial productions, video, television, film post-production, and audio-visual projects. You will be ready to produce on the job because you will be training on up-to-date equipment used by industry leaders. Prepare for mastering and duplication to multiple audio formats, including emerging media. Understand acoustics and studio design, as well as location recording and sound design skills. You will be ready to succeed as a member of a professional production team.

Program Information

Multi-term Registration Available!

Class Time: Day/Night
Semester: Fall Semester
Campus: Eden Prairie

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Skills Required

First semester requirements into the Audio Production Program include:

  • Admission to Hennepin Tech
  • Concurrent enrollment in ARSP 1100, ARSP 1110, and ARSP 1130
  • 78+ on Reading Placement Test or ENGL0921
  • Please contact an advisor or counselor with any questions you may have


Wage and Job Outlook information for this program are available at CAREERwise

Typical entry-level positions are often competitive and may involve long hours. Candidates who strive to advance beyond entry-level status must show a great degree of creativity, motivation and persistence. Well-developed interpersonal skills are a must for success.

Entrepreneurism is alive and well in the audio field. Many engineers have secured permanent positions as a result of competent freelance work. Others have built their freelance work into successful businesses. Jobs exist in music and voice recording, location audio for video, corporate media production and live sound reinforcement. Many musicians/engineers specialize in advertising work, composing and recording exclusively for commercials and industrial clients. Relocation may be necessary to pursue your career as an audio recording specialist!

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