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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television is one of a handful of film schools with a B.A. Recording Arts program. 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.

As a Recording Arts major, you'll have access to well equipped Pro Tools studios loaded with top shelf plug-ins for both music and post-production. Our flagship recording room, Studio L, is fully equipped with a brand new 32 channel API Legacy Plus console, a 24 channel Pro Tools HDX system, racks packed tight with vintage and boutique outboard gear, ATC, Genelec, and Yamaha monitors, and a healthy variety of high end microphones. On top of all of this you'll get real life experience working sound on film sets, and you'll also produce live concerts on campus using our Digico SD9 digital console and Dynacord Cobra speaker system.

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.


Alex Pasco
Alex Pasco '07
Grammy Award-Winning Engineer