Sound and Music Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Sound and Music Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in music and sound production.
You will study studio and live sound techniques, post-production and audio engineering, as well as music business management, allowing you to develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgment to handle both the artistic and technical demands of music production. You’ll have the opportunity to work with awe-inspiring artists and can take advantage of a wide range of on-campus resources, including a Digital Audio Workstation, recording studio, soundstage and Valencia’s own recording label. This practical approach gives you real-world experience and a chance to develop, practice and refine your craft on your way to a high-wage career.
Specializations Available:
  • Audio Engineering Technology
  • Audio and Music Business Management
  • Music Production
  • Sound & Music Entrepreneurship
  • Sound Production

Interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree?

Choose the Audio Engineering Technology specialization, which transfers into Valencia’s B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.


Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Sound and Music Production – Audio Visual Production (15 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

  • Career Pathways - Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school.
  • Technical College Programs - Receive college credit toward this program for completing an approved Orange Technical College program.

Program Length

 64 credits
  Full-time – 2 to 3 years
  Part-time – 3 to 4 years

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.

Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor's degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.


Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Author CDs, Dual Discs, DVD-A and streaming audio
  • Configure audio equipment in accordance with the client's needs
  • Integrate sound to film and television productions
  • Master audio
  • Operate an audio recording/mixing system using a digital audio workstation for recording and editing music

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

Orlando is achieving national recognition as a prime source for music artists and entertainment technicians. The career possibilities in the Central Florida music and entertainment industry are endless with concerts, musicals, plays, opera, theme parks, film, video, multimedia, broadcast and conventions all adding to the vibrant collage of employment opportunities.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Sound Mixer/Designer
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Post-Production Mixer/Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Effects/Dialog Editor
  • Music Producer/Technical Director
  • Surround Sound Mixer/Author

$27,000 - $35,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 - 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.


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Sound and Music Technology - Student recording song in production studio