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Digital Audio Recording Arts, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Joliet, IL, United States| Online
At Digital Audio Recording Arts from University of St Francis you will become a musically competent professional. You’ll gain the technical knowledge to excel in today’s digital-based music production industry. 
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Overview

As a Digital Audio Recording Arts from University of St Francis major will have a prolific portfolio of work with a resume that illustrates his/her exceptional abilities. You’ll be equipped for success as an audio engineer, music industry entrepreneur, creator of user generated content or a recording artist.

Graduates with Digital Audio Recording Arts from University of St Francis will:

  • acquire the knowledge, principles and practices of engineering methodology and music production, 
  • turn their artistry into a viable and sustainable business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USF accepts applications year-round – however, priority will be placed on those who fulfill their application requirements early (and completely). 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Audio Recording 
  • Live Sound Recording 
  • Live Audio Production & Sound Reinforcement 
  • Digital Audio Recording 
  • MIDI Composition 
  • Music Architectures and Structures
  • Acoustics for the Recording Artist/Audio Engineer 
  • Audio for Film/Post Production 
  • Survey of the Music Industry 
  • Controller Techniques 
  • Elements of the Groove 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    158

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • You need to provide high school transcripts
    • Successful completion of a college prep curriculum
    • 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average or higher
    • 1030 SAT/20 ACT score or higher
    • Complete and submit an online application. There is no application fee for online summations.
    • Provide proof of English proficiency
    • GRE – Verbal 158, Writing 4.4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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On-campus tuition.

Living costs for Joliet

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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