Full Sail University

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Associate of Applied Science

Music Production

About This Program

The growing use of the Internet in the music industry and the collaborative nature of music production has created a tremendous demand for original music content.

The Music Production Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students with the necessary skills for career paths in music creation and production. Courses focus on digital audio principles, audio engineering techniques, music theory, and music history.

Named a "School of the Year, 2022-23" — Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC), 2022-2023

Program at a Glance


Campus + Online


Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Audio Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Music Production.

  • When I watch a movie or TV show, I often wonder who composed the score.
  • I can keep up with basic music theory, like understanding scales, chords, and more.
  • I'm an artist at heart.
  • I'm self-motivated and ambitious.
  • I try to keep up with the latest music industry trends.

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Recording Principles - Primary topics include audio basics, signal flow, basic microphone techniques, gain staging, audio processors, and basic file and session management.

Audio Workstations - Students will receive instruction and practical experience with powerful computer-based recording systems typically found in the modern recording and show production industry.

Musical Structure & Analysis - Advanced harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic concepts are identified and explored in a popular music format. The course places emphasis on practical application in a project-studio environment.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • iLok USB Dongle
  • Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 MIDI Keyboard
  • On-Stage Stands - Desktop Microphone Stand
  • Sennheiser E835-N Microphone
  • Sennheiser HD280 PRO Headphone
  • StageMaster 25ft XLR Microphone Cable
  • Universal Audio Volt 2
  • 4-port USB Hub (Powered)
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Auralia (Download)
  • Chop Shop FX (Download)
  • Komplete (Download)
  • Logic Pro (Download)
  • Musition (Download)
  • Pro Tools - Ultimate (Download)
  • Sibelius (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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