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As a premiere private institution, the school of film and television at LMU relies on the generosity of our alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners to provide the highest level of education in all areas of film, animation, television and digital media. It is because of the generous support of our LMU family that we are able to remain relevant in the ever-changing filmmaking industry.

Each year we increasingly rely on the support of alumni, parents and friends—like you—to offer students the finest programs and services. From panel discussions with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry to a full-service internship program, we strive to maintain an educational environment that enriches the lives of everyone here at the School of Film and Television.

Our Director of Development, Stacy Barnes will be happy to assist you with making a meaningful gift to SFTV. Please contact her to discuss the various giving options. or call at 310-338-5981

Recording Arts

The Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television is one of a handful of film schools with a specific Recording Arts program and major–RECA. The major will prepare you to work in film, television, games, music and other “screen arts.” Other programs, typically found in university music schools, tend to have different educational goals.

Mastering audio skills on state-of-the-art equipment is only part of the mix; the most essential learning takes place when you collaborate with your peers in the other departments, especially Production and Animation, amid the school’s intensely creative environment. Collaboration promotes robust work habits and a true understanding of how professional community works. These abilities are essential for a successful career in entertainment and will prove to be invaluable as you enter the world post-graduation.

As a Recording Arts student, you’ll have access to fully loaded ProTools studios for both music and film post-production with an array of plug-ins for recording and editing. That includes our music studio with its vintage Trident 80B mixing console, a treasure chest of superb microphones and outboard gear, and a live PA with a DIGICO digital console and DYNACORD speaker system for live engineering and recording. Whatever your interests, you’ll find something here to inspire you and satisfy your creative needs.

Assigned coursework is integral to a RECA education, of course. You’ll be working with instructors who are themselves part of the industry and gain wisdom from prestigious award winning alumni and professionals who give presentations and hands-on workshops.

You’ll learn about the physical and psychoacoustic properties of sound; the techniques of making, editing and processing sound recordings; the aesthetic contribution of sound to media; and how to make technically competent recordings of music, as well as production and post-production sound for film and television media.

Most importantly, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you need to push your creativity to the limit – so you can share the glorious sound you hear in your head with the world.

Career Opportunities

Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Sound Design
Production Sound
ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement)
Audio Engineering and Music Production
Live Sound Mixing

LMU Alumni

Bob Beemer, Sound Re-recording Mixer (Academy Awards–Dream Girls, Ray, Gladiator, Speed)
Darleen StokerDialog Editor (Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, ER)
Alex Levy, Music Editor (Star Trek, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol)
Warren Hendriks, Sound Editor/Sound Designer (The Grey, Tron: Legacy, Transformers)
Pete Elia, Sound Re-recording Mixer (True Blood, Dexter)
Matt Linesch, Music Engineer and Producer (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Look here for a more comprehensive list of LMU Alumni working in Recording Arts

Recent RECA Workshop Participants

David MacMillan (Academy Awards–Apollo 13, Speed, The Right Stuff)
Bob Beemer (Academy Awards–Dream Girls, Ray, Gladiator, Speed)
Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Kiss Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Spooky Tooth, Peter Frampton, Santana)
Ken Scott (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Supertramp, Devo)
Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, John Mellencamp, Ziggy Marley, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Lyle Lovett, Jewel, REM, Celine Dion, Mötley Crüe)