Offered as a major (B.A.)
Ever wanted to produce your own recordings? How about compose music for a soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state of the art audio workstations.
The crown jewel of our music technology program is a fully equipped Pro Tools HD2 Accel recording workstation housed in the Spies-Bornemann TV Studio. With this workstation, you can record, edit, and mix your projects with the highest level of professionalism.
An ideal location
Our location just outside of Los Angeles and Hollywood offers you an immersive experience into the music industry. With an emphasis on small class sizes and hands-on learning, you'll learn by doing.
From courses taught by Grammy winning audio engineers to the latest in analog and digital technologies, you have an opportunity to learn from the very best.
Work in state-of-the-art facilities
In partnership with I-58 Studios, Cal Lutheran is able to offer students a unique opportunity to study audio recording and mixing in a state-of-the-art commercial studio located in Thousand Oaks. Using a best-of-both-worlds analog and digital experience, students learn to harness the power of new digital tools and vintage analog gear.
SBET 128 Studio
A hybrid television and audio studio for recording, mixing, and post-production sound. This studio features an Avid C24 digital control surface with Pro Tools HD Accel-2, and analog outboard gear.
I-202 Music Lab
A center for music production and collaboration, the music lab gives students access to the latest hardware and software tools. Beginning students gain immediate access to the music lab, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SBET 138 Mac Lab
The Spies-Bornemann 138 Mac Lab houses 24 iMac workstations equipped with Logic X, Pro Tools, and a large sound FX library.
It’s important to learn a combination of theory and application. When students graduate, they should be ready to develop their own sounds, their own musical tastes, and be creative in their own way. I teach them what I know and then they take it to the next level.Benny Faccone
I love the creativity of songwriting; learning how to use software, such as Pro Tools and logic; and learning about the business side of music — all in one major.Emily Yoshida ‘18
A degree in the recording arts can open doors to careers inside and outside the music industry. Recording arts professionals work in studios as sound engineers, mixers and editors. Occasionally, they may perform on a recording, depending on their skills.
You might also work in a record label's artists and repertoire department, commonly known as A&R, discovering new talent and helping recording artists shape their albums. They may serve as producers, who lead recording projects, and hire musicians, schedule recording studio time and oversee album cover design.
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months