BA in Audio Production
Webster University is a pioneer in audio education by teaching the subject as it relates to all media while still emphasizing a hands-on approach. Students work with professional-grade equipment during their freshman year.
Students produce music recordings, radio spots, run live sound for concerts, learn sound design and mix audio for video and film throughout their time at Webster. Of equal importance they learn audio history and theory.
A portfolio review and internship are required for graduation. Many of these internships have resulted in employment. Recent opportunities include stints at major recording studios, sound reinforcement companies and radio stations across the country. International opportunities also are available.
The faculty are professionals working in their field as well as educators. They speak frankly about Audio Production as a career choice and available jobs in the industry. Following graduation, students are capable of working in a variety of fields in the audio industry.
Reflecting Webster's commitment to maintaining an international perspective, the program offers an emphasis in International Audio Production.
Webster University is an associate member of the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services and an educational member of the Audio Engineering Society. Webster's student section of the Audio Engineering Society is one of the most active and successful chapters worldwide.
Successful alumni with a degree in Audio Production include:
- Bruce Buechner, audio engineer for Snoop Dog, Ruben Studdard, Christina Milan, Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige.
- Brian Barrrale, Los Angeles-based composer and arranger for "Aliens of the Deep," "Heart of the Beholder," and "Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch"
- Chelsea VandeDrink, recording engineer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra