Music Production

Bachelor of Arts

Ever wanted to produce your own music? How about collaborate on an album or soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state-of-the-art audio workstations.

With a recording studio right on campus, plus our proximity to the Los Angeles and Hollywood industry, you’ll be set up for success as a professional music producer, songwriter, musician, or engineer.

The Curriculum
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

Our campus facilities are optimized to give students hands-on access, with an emphasis on collaborative music-making. Our four primary production studios range from a single-workstation film scoring lab to a 2000 square-ft recording studio.

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Gain the skills for a successful career

Our proximity to Los Angeles and Hollywood allows you to pursue music industry internships, networking, and career opportunities. Companies where students have interned include: Atlantic Records, Mirrorball Entertainment, Whirly-Girl Productions, mVibe, Revolver Recording, Chris Hardin Entertainment.

Collaboration is a hallmark of the Cal Lutheran music production program. Student performance and recording opportunities are key to building lasting professional relationships beyond college.

Apply for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship

As a music production major, you are eligible to apply for the VAPA Scholarship as an incoming student. This scholarship awards up to full tuition!

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The Experience

I’m extremely grateful to have access to the various creative spaces on campus. Whether it’s producing a song in the studios or playing piano in the practice rooms, I genuinely enjoy setting aside intentional time to create. While I primarily work in the Red Room and K-Building studio, I would love to work more in Studio D as it is a cinematic scoring work station. I think it’s great that each space offers something different in the atmosphere it carries, as well as the equipment and software it has.

Tatiana Gabrielle '22
Music Production Major
Communication and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor

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
Music Production Major

Your Future

A degree in music production can open doors to careers inside and outside the music industry. Recording arts professionals work in studios as sound engineers, mixers and editors. Musicians on the creative side enjoy careers as song-writers, touring musicians, and entrepreneurs.

You might also work in one of the many music-industry careers that support creative artists, such as A&R, music supervision, music management, recording services, and many others. A degree from Cal Lutheran gives you a broad-based education helping you to discover a career path that matches your passion for music.


Our alumni work for:
  • Capitol Records
  • Conway Recording
  • Creative Audiovisual Production + Integration Company>
  • East-West Studios
  • Momentum Audio
  • mVibe Music Licensing Services
  • NRG Recording Studios
  • United Recording
Career paths:
  • Audio Engineer
  • Film Industry Audio-Related Careers
  • Musical Instrument Retail Services
  • Music Labels and Publishing
  • Music Producer
  • Songwriter
  • Touring Musician

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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Taking Digital Music with Mark Spraggins in my second semester at Cal Lutheran was the moment where it all came together for me. I dove in head-first to the technology of sound recording and editing, and then just lived in the studio.

Brett Leonard '06
Music Production Major
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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