The innovative Music Recording Technology program
integrates computer, electronic, musical, and hands-on recording studio
training to prepare students for jobs in the industry.
Recording Technology program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads
to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and provides career preparation
as an audio technician. This is a jointly registered, dual-admission program
designed for students interested in recording industry careers. Students will
be provided with theoretical knowledge of the field, in-depth audio recording
technical knowledge, and practical hands-on skills. Music Recording Technology
students will earn 33 credits at LaGuardia, and 27 credits at the Institute of Audio
Research (IAR) in Manhattan. Those students completing the required courses at
LaGuardia or IAR will have a seamless transition to either institution. Please
note that IAR and LaGuardia are separate institutions and have different
tuition and fee structures.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and
graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible
citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed
to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.
Your Advising Team, made up of faculty and professional
advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are
ready to help you:
Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to
prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Please feel free to reach out
to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, broadcast and sound engineering technicians earn $41,200 per year, on average. The job outlook is also growing as an additional 10,600 technicians are expected to be needed by 2022.
Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.
Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Prospective Students Review the Music Recording Technology Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.