Liberal Arts

Music Production & Technology Degree

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

With the explosion of electronic devices and Internet access, music and video is used by just about everyone. The demand for music and video is bigger than ever, making a bachelor’s degree in music production and technology one of the most popular majors for students. Music production and technology students get to create audio and video and work with live musicians in various kinds of settings, including live concerts, recording studios, and major concert venues.

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Why should I earn a music production and technology degree?

In Demand

Music production is needed in nearly every creative industry. Skills in this area can take you anywhere.

Manage It

Learn how to bring the best out of artists and performers who will rely on your expertise. 

Create Every Day

Use your gifts of pattern-finding and problem-solving to make original works that sing.

What Can I Do With a Music Production and Technology Degree

  • Recording engineer
  • Record/music producer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Sound mixer
  • Recording studio manager or engineer

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Why study music production and technology at BVU?


Hands-On Experience:  Create audio and video while working with live musicians in the recording studio, live concerts, and more. Hone your skills at BVU’s radio station and TV studios.

Access:  Get a key to the recording studio for the duration of your studies. Work on class and individual projects to build your body of work.

Expertise:  Learn from Dr. Klee, associate professor of music, who has over 30 years experience in the commercial recording industry. You’ll also work with BVU’s sound engineer.


Create the Perfect Sound in State-of-the-Art Facilities

You’ll have a key to the recording studios and are free to work on both class projects and individual endeavors.

Studios:  BVU recording studio equipment includes Mac computers, various recording/mixing/mastering software such as AVID Pro Tools 12.00, Sibelius 8.0, Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X, Steinberg Wavelab Pro 8, Propellerhead Reason, Waves plugins, Cubase Pro, and much more

Instruments:  Access a wide array of musical instruments such as bass guitars, a piano, and a complete drum set.

Microphones:  Record with BVU’s large collection of professional microphones including Shure, AKG, Cascade, and Neumann.

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Share Remarkable Experiences.

BVU Student “Shreds” With His First Album

Job Saunders came to Buena Vista University to learn all he could about music production. As he enters his final semester, he’s seeing the benefits of that program, and the fruits of his own labor. Saunders, who plays more than 21 instruments, has produced his first album, a solo act called “Shredder.” The senior music production major played, recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced everything heard in the album’s 11 tracks. He recorded all of it at Lage Communications Center on campus. 

I came here for BVU’s great music production program and the opportunity to learn from and work with Dr. David Klee, who really understood my work and where I was coming from.

Music Production and Technology Major Tracks and Courses

Gain career skills in an essential area of the music industry while following a concentration track that suits your interests:

Film Scoring and Audio for Video Games | Business

  • Music Production and Technology Major, with Concentrations (48-54 Credit Hours)
  • Music Production and Technology Minor (23 Credit Hours)

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Music Production and Technology Faculty

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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