Available on Campus & Online

Associate of Applied Science

Audio Production

About This Program

From the explosion of podcasts to independent artists making new music in their home studios, the need for audio producers has never been greater.

The Audio Production Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students with the technical and business skills they need to effectively work as an independent audio creator. Courses focus on listening skills, production and vocal techniques, and advanced editing skills.

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Program at a Glance


Campus + Online


Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Audio Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Audio Production.

  • I’m curious about how sound effects in movies and games are made.
  • I want the flexibility of being able to record anywhere.
  • I keep up with the latest audio industry trends.
  • I'd like to be able to apply my skills to a variety of industries.
  • I'm independently motivated and driven.

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Recording Principles - This course introduces students to the theory and operation of essential audio tools ranging from microphones to mixers. Primary topics include audio basics, signal flow, basic microphone techniques, gain staging, audio processors, and basic file and session management.

Mixing Techniques - This course explores the use of audio processors and mixers to shape high-quality mixes, building on the students' gear knowledge and listening skills. Students will learn to use principles of blend, contrast, space, and dynamics to build listener interest.

Modern Production Techniques - Synthesizing their work in recording, editing, and mixing from prior curriculum, students will apply studio techniques to build high-quality multitrack sessions in development toward a polished finished product.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components

  • Apple MacBook
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • iLok USB Dongle
  • Seagate 2TB External HD
  • Sennheiser HD280 PRO Headphone
  • 4-port USB Hub (Powered)
  • On-Stage Stands - Desktop Microphone Stand (Campus Only)
  • Sennheiser E835-N Microphone (Campus Only)
  • StageMaster 25ft XLR Microphone Cable (Campus Only)
  • Universal Audio Volt 2 (Campus Only)
  • Audio-Technica AT2035b Microphone (Online Only)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Audio Interface (Online Only)
  • Hosa Mic Stand Tripod (x2) (Online Only)
  • Hosa Pro Mic Cable 15' (x2) (Online Only)
  • Hosa TRS Cable 5' (x2) (Online Only)
  • Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 MIDI Keyboard (Online Only)
  • Presonus Studio 4 Speaker (x2) (Online Only)
  • SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC UHS-I Flash Card (Online Only)
  • Shure SM57 mic (Online Only)
  • Universal Hairy Windscreen (Online Only)
  • Zoom H5 Handheld Recorder (Online Only)

Other Software Taught in this Program

  • Chop Shop FX (Download)
  • Logic Pro (Download)
  • Pro Tools - Ultimate (Download)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Download (Campus Only)
  • Auralia - Download (Campus Only)
  • Musition - Download (Campus Only)
  • Ableton Live Suite - Download (Online Only)
  • iZotope RX10 - Download (Online Only)
  • Pro Tools Ultimate - Download (Online Only)
  • Slate Digital Plugins - Download (Online Only)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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