Recording Arts Program

Working in the field of music

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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.

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Careers in Recording Arts:

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.

Spring 2024 RA Schedule

LMC Recording Arts Spring 2024 Class Schedule

RA-010   Introduction to Recording Arts (TBA, please contact Coordinator for more information)
RA-012   Recording Arts II, T, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-021   The Role of the Producer, Online
RA-025   Basic Tracking Sessions, Th, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-030   Recording Arts IV, M, 6:40 - 9:50 PM
RA-035   Pro Tools Production & Editing, Th, 3:20 - 6:30 PM

RA Courses Begin on January 22nd, 2024
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Questions? Contact Aaron Nakaji, Coordinator
(925) 642-5767
Studio tours are available upon request

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