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Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production

Northwest University
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Bachelor's degree
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29 August 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production

Audio Production or Audio Engineering professionals are the experts in designing, recording, mixing, editing, setting up the environment and producing movies, live shows, or video games. It involves technical and engineering talent as well as artistic and design skills. The goal of this program is to train the future leaders and technical specialists with the expertise and experience needed to become leaders in these fields, and it will also provide the cornerstone classes for other media arts degree programs.

Admission requirements

The following information is specific to the traditional undergraduate programs of the University. Admissions to the College of Adult and Professional Studies, Oregon extension, Online Programs, or Graduate Programs are detailed in their respective section of this catalog or student handbooks.

International Students

International applicants must complete the same admissions process as other freshman or transfer students.

English Testing Requirement

Citizens of approved countries with English as an official language and/or the language of academic instruction are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS. A current list of approved countries is maintained by the Center for English Language Education.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Core Curriculum Requirements

Bible and Theology

  • The Christian Scriptures
  • Work of God, Work of Humanity
  • How to read the Bible
  • Foundations of Christian Faith

Written and Verbal Communications

  • Composition I: Expository Writing
  • Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication


  • Any literature course 3 credits
  • Any history course 3 credits
  • 3 credits from: Art, Bible, Drama, English, History, Language, Music or Theology

Social Sciences

  • Minimum 2 courses from the following:
    • Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Education, Geography, Health & Fitness, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, or User Experience Design

Science and Mathematics

  • College-level Mathematics
  • Science course with Lab

Formation and Calling

  • Life Calling
  • Gospel and Culture

Professional Readiness

Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 60 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 47-59 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives

Select any college-level courses

Lower-Level Foundation Courses

  • Survey of Music Business
  • Technology and Culture
  • Introduction to Design Thinking

Major Course Requirements

  • Survey of Audio Technology
  • Recording Engineering
  • Recording Engineering
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Recording Engineering
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Live Sound
  • Sound Design
  • Professional Music Industry Tour
  • Audio Integration
  • Sound Design for Games
  • Live Sound Practicum
  • Audio Production Internship
  • Advanced Audio Production/Capstone

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Total Tuition fee : $33,500


Credits: 125 Semester

Academic Awards: Bachelor of Arts

Graduates with a degree in Audio Production will be able to:

  1. Apply the interactive approach of design thinking methods to develop solutions to complex problems.
  2. Apply recording technology as producers of both live and studio recording ;events.
  3. Evaluate the acoustical quality of both outdoor and indoor venues.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in groups to produce finished projects.
  5. Produce live audio events for indoor and outdoor venues with professional quality sound.
  6. Produce finished recorded audio works with professional quality sound.
  7. Articulate how their faith informs their work in the field of Audio Production and Engineering.

Career paths

Specific employment opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Audio Engineer
  • Audio Producer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Editor
  • Video Game Sound Engineer

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Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs. Northwest University is a Christian...

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5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
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