Audio Engineering is an immersive, experienced-based, hands-on major that gives students a broad set of skills from studio recording, live audio, and lighting design through state-of-the-art recording studios and performance venues.
Hands-on, practical experience from the day you begin your degree!
Be a studio recording engineer, or run live sound or lighting for concerts. Stream live performances. Produce audio for TV, movies, or video games. GU has the resources you need to perfect your skills!
The Audio Engineering degree encompasses studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, an understanding of the Music Industry, and how each area comes together for a common goal. You will also learn more about advanced Audio Post Production and Game Audio Design to expand your engineering skills further. Earn a wide range of certifications within the classes too!
Projects Courses let you engage in any area of interest, at any level, in any semester. Projects classes create small production companies and create a team of Producer, Main Studio Engineer, multiple assistant studio engineers, and multiple performers. Or, work in a live audio team (GUAudio) for all live audio and lighting design needs. Either way (or both!), you function just like a small independent production company and gain real-world experience.
AND THERE'S MORE! Study the music industry for a semester in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, with GU’s Contemporary Music Center - Nashville and get immersive industry experiences. Get personalized attention from caring professors and industry pros committed to making you the best you can be.
Graduates from GU have worked at major companies like Universal Music Group, innovative companies like CTS, and in-house teams at large companies like the production team at Ramsey Solutions. We have GU grads living in all of the major music hubs in the US.
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Hands-on Practical Experience
You get hands-on experience day 1! Practice your craft with 24/7 access to recording studios complete with Pro Tools and Logic. Produce high-quality music in state-of-the-art recording studios where you engineer, produce, write, and perform. Don’t just learn about audio engineering, do it! Multiple performance spaces to practice your skills in live audio and lighting design. GU has all the tools you need to succeed.
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Double Majoring - Ultimate Flexibility
Double major in either B.S. Commercial Music Performance or B.S. Worship Arts and craft your degree to your areas of passion! You can double major, complete all your Gen Ed requirements, and even add a minor and STILL have a few elective credits available to take before reaching the minimum required credits to graduate!
This very flexible program makes it easy to fine-tune your degree to your areas of interest.
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Indie Artist Institute
Studio and live audio engineer students learn from amazing outside artists! Our students record independent artists in the studios, help them perform live, get videos and recordings of their work, and provide assistance with promotion and bookings for shows in the St. Louis area.
GU students help launch independent artists and gain major experience helping real musicians make it in the industry.
Recordings & Live Performances
Produce recordings and live performances while getting experience a wide array of recording equipment
Take a deep dive into studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, and gain understanding of the Music Industry.
Expand Your Skills
Expand your audio engineering skills into Game Audio Design and Audio Post Production
Integrate Christian values as you pursue your craft.