The Recording Arts Department gives equal emphasis to film/television sound and music engineering/production. Our students explore the theoretical and practical elements of sound recording, reproduction, and design – the fundamentals crucial to successful work in all media that tap into the creative power of sound.
Given the enormous influence of these media, it is vital that these studies are given perspective by courses in LMU’s Liberal Arts core curriculum. Recording Arts students are required to take one music class that deals with the fundamentals of music theory. In upper division courses, students study the science of sound behavior, reproduction and modification. They learn audio techniques that apply to both film/television sound and music recording.