AA Recording Arts

Students of recording arts technology learn how to produce sound for a range of media. They learn how to record music, dialogue, and sound effects; edit, dub, and mix; operate and maintain equipment; and more. Technology is constantly changing and, here at LMC, we're up on the latest industry standards to help you succeed in the career of your dreams.

There are many opportunities for the trained recording arts professional in the fields of producing, sound reinforcement, independent audio engineering, mastering, video game creation, film and television sound, radio broadcast, forensic audio, hardware and software development, equipment maintenance and repair, bio-acoustic research, theatre sound, forensic audio, bio-acoustic recording, audio project supervision, recording arts instruction/training, and many more.

It is extremely important to recognize that the industry has undergone a major paradigm shift in recent years. ""Studio jobs"" continue to exist, but due to the reduction in the need for large numbers of major studios, they are extremely scarce. The current model calls for entrepreneurs and independent contractors, trained to operate in a more ""freelance"" environment.

Digital technology and distribution via the Internet has shifted emphasis away from large record labels to independents who handle their own content and distribution, primarily by download.

LMC Recording Arts Fall 2023 Class Schedule

RA-010 Introduction to Recording Arts, W, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-012 Sound Reinforcement, T, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-015 Music Fundamentals for Audio Professionals, M, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-030 Recording Arts III, M, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-032 Recording Arts Workshop, Th, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-035 Pro Tools Production & Editing, Th, 3:20 - 6:30 PM

RA Courses Begin In-person August 21, 2023
Register at www.losmedanos.edu/registration

For high school concurrent enrollment please visit:

Questions? Contact Aaron Nakaji, Coordinator
(925) 642-5767
Studio tours are available upon request

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$11,531 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time