Music Production

Bachelor of Arts

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.

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
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In partnership with I-58 Studios, Cal Lutheran is able to offer students a unique opportunity to study audio recording and mixing in a 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.

K2 Recording Studio

Opened in Fall 2020, this state-of-the-art recording studio gives students access to the latest hardware and software tools in music production. Along with with our other recording facilities, this new studio will serve as the home for the Music Production major.

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 beginning students gain immediate access to recording tools available 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.

Apply for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship

If you have superior talent in music, theatre, or art, then you should apply for a VAPA Scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $30,000 and requires an audition.

The Experience
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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
Music Production major photo of student or faculty

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
Adjunct Faculty
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. 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

More Career Outcomes
Kimberly Hamilton

As a student, Dr. Spraggins recommended me for an internship with the music supervision company Whirly Girl Music. The experience and information I gained in this internship allowed me to find a job in the industry immediately after graduation!

Kimberly Hamilton ’17

Music Licensing and Administration Manager