Recording Arts

Do you make music on your computer? Do you want your recordings to sound more professional? Are you more comfortable on the other side of a recording booth? Recording Arts may be the career for you.

Interested in this program?

Why should I choose this program?

You will develop engineering skills, learn mixing techniques and how to master recorded works. You'll be a part of a live studio environment during your coursework, helping to develop your real-world skills.

To enter the Recording Arts program, you should have a working knowledge of music fundamentals. Our advisory board insisted that a basic knowledge of music theory and performance is necessary in order to be ready to interact with artists in a studio environment.

If you need a refresher on music fundamentals, you can take MUS 134: Music Fundamentals in order to prepare for the first class in the music theory sequence. MUS 134 has no prerequisites and is for students with no knowledge or with limited knowledge in music reading and theory.

What skills will I learn and improve?

  • Effective communication
  • Proper equipment set up
  • Audio and video editing
  • Mixing and recording
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Problem-solving

What are my career opportunities?

Median Salary

A degree in recording arts can offer many different work environments, including:

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Movie Studios
  • Recording Studios

Program features and benefits

  • Academic partner in the AVID Learning Partner Program
  • Utilize industry-standard Pro Tools music/recording software

    The Recording Arts program instructors are Pro Tools certified

  • Graduate from HFC with Pro Tools certification in one year

  • Studio 2 Stage

    Studio 2 Stage is an exciting new collaboration between HFC Music and HFC Recording Arts. First introduced in the Winter 2022 semester, Recording Arts students and Performing Ensemble members work together to produce a professional recording (CD and digital release) while preparing for live on-stage concerts.

    Musical selections are recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered in the HFC Recording Studio by HFC staff and Recording Arts students. Members of vocal and instrumental ensembles gain studio recording experience and are able to fine-tune their performances by listening to preliminary recordings during the rehearsal process.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

Lead Faculty, Director of Bands
Music - Teaching - AFO
Manager of Recording Arts