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Music and Sound Recording, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, CT,
Love music but prefer to work behind the scenes? As a music and sound recording major at the University, you will be able to discover exactly why musicians say the real magic happens in the studio.


Our B.A. and B.S. in Music and Sounding Recording programs are built on the belief that musicians should have a working knowledge of how music is recorded and then heard, and that sound recording artists should understand the art form they are recording.

Depending on your specific interests, you can choose to pursue either the B.A. or the B.S.

In the Bachelor of Arts program, your studies will focus on:
  • Music history, theory, and aesthetics
  • Musicianship
  • Sound recording methodology and technique

In the Bachelor of Science program, your studies will include elements of the B.A. program, but will provide more emphasis on science and technology through courses in calculus, physics, and electrical engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sound Synthesis
  • Live Sound
  • Music Production
  • Sound System Design and Maintenance

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:


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      General Requirements

      All first year candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:

      • Common Application online
      • $50 Application Fee
      • 250-650 Word Personal Essay (If you have entered a personal essay on the Common App, this is the only personal essay that you need to provide to us.)
      • Official High School Transcript
      • At least 1 Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source
      • Official SAT or ACT Scores

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        37870 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        37870 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 37870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for New Haven

      • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
        Living Costs

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