Academics Recording Arts


A premier audio engineering school, Flashpoint Chicago offers a recording arts degree that provides students the ideal mix of creative inspiration, hands-on experience, and professional mentorship that fuels a lifelong career in audio.

Focusing on the technical side of audio, our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Recording Arts teaches students to capture, create, mix, and manipulate audio using industry-leading hardware and software. Students learn sound design, music engineering, live event production, and audio post-production while working on a variety of projects on campus and in the field.

Recording Arts Degree:

Recording Arts

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Program Length:

1.5-2 Years

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Facilities & Equipment

The Recording Arts department at Flashpoint boasts an impressive collection of audio facilities and gear available for student use. Highlights include:

  • Professional Music Recording Studio
  • High-tech Audio Post-production Suits with Foley Pit
  • Synthesis Suite
  • Mixing with Pro Tools
  • Audio Mini-suites
  • World-class Collection of Software (including ProTools, McDSP, iZotope, and more…)
  • Location Audio
  • Microphones & Preamps


A degree in Recording Arts from Flashpoint can help develop practical skills to help launch your career in audio. Here are some of the areas of study our recording arts degree addresses:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Studio Recording
  • ADR
  • Mixing with Pro Tools
  • Postproduction
  • Foley
  • Sound Design
  • Location Audio
  • Synthesis

Recording Arts Faculty

We firmly believe that an audio engineer school is only as good as the audio engineers who teach there, that is why we only hire the best and the brightest. Our recording arts staff boast more than a combined century of audio industry experience, ranging from worldwide record releases to major motion pictures to best-selling video games.

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