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How to Choose the Best School for a Degree in Audio Engineering

Unfortunately, not everybody is able to turn an audio production or audio engineering career into a success. A lot of people are simply amateurs who experiment as a thing to do as a hobby or for simple fun, and they then start to see themselves as professionals. It is also for this reason that you can find plenty of online courses, many of which are free, in this field. However, these courses are often pretty much worthless for someone who truly wants to start a career. If you want to become an audio producer or audio engineer, you will need to go to a serious audio engineering school. This is where you will truly learn everything about how sound works, how to take it apart, how to use computers to manipulate audio data and more. You can choose to do this one step at a time, by taking free online tutorials, but if you really want to make it in this field, you will need to go to proper school.


Audio production can be a serious and very rewarding and lucrative career. You will, however, need to do more than a bit of tinkering and experimentation to make it. It is a good idea to find a good audio engineering school to kick start your career. There is likely to be a good school in your area that you can choose from, although you should know that geographical location should not be your main factor in deciding whether or not to go to a certain school. Of course, to make it, you also have to be determined and committed to making it, which will often mean doing things you don’t like as much or that don’t interest you as much.

If you find a good school, you will notice that they offer a huge range of classes and courses that focus on audio production and engineering. They will also enable you to explore the different areas you could get to work in, such as television, film and music. It is best to pick a program and stick to it, but you may even be able to learn things in each of these categories.

Three Things to Check
There are three specific things to look for if you are considering going to audio engineering school:
1.Is hands on training in a studio included in the curriculum? Your office will be a studio if you do get into a career, which means you will do most of your actual work there. Hence, you have to be trained properly in it as well.
2.Are the instructors good at what they do? They must have the right and relevant experience and they must be respected and appreciated by their pupils. Try to find some alumni to see whether or not the school is any good.
3.Is the school accredited? This will tell you that your degree is actually worth something when you go out in the real world.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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