Studio Production, BM

CBU's studio production degree is designed to train students in emerging technologies and practices in the music industry, preparing them for success in current and evolving applications. 

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Program Intro

Students in CBU's studio production bachelor's program are trained in an immersive and integrated program — musically, theoretically, technologically and entrepreneurially. CBU students receive intensive training in studio production and will be able to create musical products for consumption and distribution.

86 Units

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2 Recording Studios on Campus
26 Soundproof Practice Rooms on Campus

Why Study Studio Production at CBU?

Aim for excellence

In every class, every rehearsal, every performance, students are held to higher standards that will encourage them to develop and expand their God-given gifts and ultimately share them with others.

Practice a contemporary conservatory style

CBU's music classroom style is often referred to as conservatory — intimate, challenging and rigorous — but unlike typical music conservatories that preserve the past with a traditional repertoire, CBU's music is forward-looking to engage both musicians and audiences in the contemporary enjoyment of the art. 

Use state-of-the-art technology

CBU music students work hands-on with the latest music technology on both their personal Macbook Pro computers and in computer labs and classrooms located within the state-of-the-art Hawkins Music Building. Software for professional and audio production, sequencing and publishing quality notation are used each day in many of the core music courses.

What You'll Learn

Students in CBU's studio production bachelor's program will learn:

Program Details

MUS 357: Music Production II

Study of the business and creative aspects of music production. Emphasis is placed on project development and tracking from demo to final product.

MUS 487: Sound Design for Film and Multimedia

Integration of audio and studio technology in post production.

MUS 497: Studio Production Project II

Students will record a 60-minute performance project of various ensemble configurations, including at least one soundscape. 

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Thomas Brooks

Assistant Professor of Music
Director, Commercial Music Studies

Office Phone: 951-552-8156

Mayu Fukasawa

I chose to major in music because it's something I really love to do and I realized I'd like to keep doing it for the rest of my life. I like the program at CBU because I have so many opportunities to perform. It's helped me get used to performing a lot.

Mayu Fukasawa '19

Braden Sapp

I grew up in a musical family and always knew I wanted to participate in music in some capacity. The professors here are really great people who want to be more than just someone who grades you. They really care about your education.

Braden Sapp '19

McKenna Sessions

I love music and am passionate about it. The program here helps you not only strengthen your skills but also helps with your spiritual walk.

McKenna Sessions '21

Career Possibilities

Studio production majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Music Producer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Arranger
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Recording Artist

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