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AUDIO PRODUCTION & COMMUNICATION

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B.A. in Audio Production & Communication

This inter-disciplinary degree requires courses in sound production and electronic communication to prepare students for careers that incorporate sound, film, production, music, etc. in many aspects of the entertainment industry, as well as in churches.

In addition, the school offers a minor in music, which provides grounding in the basics of music and worship, along with individual training and ensemble performance opportunities. Music is so much a part of church life that the music minor is highly recommended to all who are involved in the church in any capacity. It also provides a well-rounded education for any major.


Facilities

The school provides an acoustically mastered recital hall that is flexible for rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions, in addition to 15 Wenger sound-proof practice rooms, including some V-rooms with built-in emulation of larger environments. Students have access to 33 pianos, two organs, and two harpsichords. The Master’s University music facilities include the most recent music notation and sequencing software programs. The state-of-the-art recording facility is integrated into the recital hall. This all-digital room is anchored by a 32-fader ICON D-Control work surface and features an industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX2 system with a variety of plugins and outboard processing. The studio is used for classes as well as school ensemble projects, giving audio technology students the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.

  • 30 miles from all major studios in Los Angeles: Disney (23 miles), Columbia Pictures (31 miles), 20thCentury Fox (29 miles), Paramount Pictures (27 miles), Universal Pictures (23 miles), MGM (28 miles) and more.

  • Cutting-edge content and State-of-the-art equipment. Students are taught ahead of the trends, positioning them to be pioneers and entrepreneurs while still in school and leaders upon graduation. We use Black Magic Design industry-level 4K cameras, sound and light equipment, podcast studio, and more.

Computer Lab

Music facilities include a computer lab featuring Macintosh/Roland music workstations, each complemented with the most recent music notation and sequencing software programs. Students have access to the latest in computer-generated composition, digital sequencer recording, and educational technology. The School of Music offers courses in conjunction with the music technology lab that focus on equipping students with the abilities and experience to utilize the technologies available to the music profession.

Sound Studio

The state-of-the-art recording facility is integrated into the recital hall. This all-digital room is anchored by a 32-fader ICON D-Control work surface and features an industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX2 system with a variety of plugins and outboard processing. The studio is used for classes as well as school ensemble projects, giving audio technology students the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.


NASM Accreditation

The Master’s University is accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music is large enough to provide performance opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, yet small enough to grant individual attention and a variety of experiences. Our graduating Bachelor of Music students recently scored in the 96th percentile in the 2018 national standardized test (Education Testing Service, Princeton).

EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC IS OUR PASSION, BECAUSE GLORIFYING GOD WITH OUR BEST OFFERING IS WHAT DRIVES US -Dr. Paul T. Plew, Dean of the School of Music

At The Master’s University we believe that music fulfills what nothing else can satisfy. It fosters creativity, confidence, and community responsibility while promoting diligence and multicultural understanding. Music equips the mind and the spirit and produces skills that transfer to all areas of life.


Ensembles

  • The Master’s Chorale: 53-member auditioned choir

  • Wind Ensemble: approximately 50 music majors, non-music majors and community members

  • Women’s Chamber Choir: 15-20 women

  • Handbells: three handbell choirs (basic, advanced and small ensemble)

  • Chamber Strings: auditioned ensemble of students, faculty and musicians from the local community

  • University Singers: non-auditioned, campus community choir of approximately 150 members

  • The Master’s University Orchestra: The 70 members come from both TMU students and accomplished instrumentalists from the northern Los Angeles area, many of whom are professional musicians

  • Opera Workshop: semester project concluding in staged production of selected opera scenes or a full opera

  • Other Ensembles: Piano Ensembles, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles including a String Quartet, Brass Quartet and Woodwind Quintet, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, Vocal Jazz Quartet and Barbershop Quartet.

Potential Careers

Student Career Center

Core Courses

MU223-426 Audio Engineering I & II
Audio Tech., Pro Tools I
Audio Editing, Pro Tools II
Audio Mixing, Pro Tools III
ACC210-20 Accounting Fundamentals I & II
BUS368 Entrepreneurship
MKT350 Marketing Fundamentals
MU498 Internship in Music Production
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
B102 Old Testament I & II
B201-2 New Testament I & II
BTH321-2 Christian Theology I & II

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