Students wishing to learn the art and technical craft of audio engineering can obtain training at a variety of schools that teach studio recording around the country. The State of Georgia has several higher learning institutions that offer audio engineering programs. Each offers a unique type of learning environment for students, as well as different degree types that are awarded to graduating students.
ProMedia Training, Atlanta
ProMedia Training, Atlanta is a state licensed technical school that teaches audio production and recording arts at the Stankonia Recording Studio in downtown Atlanta. The primary curriculum is a three-month intensive technical program that trains students in the use of the industry standard Digidesign Pro Tools system. The school also offers a number of accelerated programs for those looking for more concise or specialized training. Upon completion, students receive Pro Tools certification.
ProMedia Training, LLC PO Box 821807 South Florida, FL 33082 (888) 277-0457 protoolstraining.com/
Savannah College of Art and Design
The School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design offers majors in Sound Design. Students learn the techniques for developing and mixing soundtracks, dialog and sound effects for film, television, video games and other media. The school has ten Pro Tools HD equipped labs, two surround sound mixing rooms and two classrooms, each with 20 Pro Tools LE workstations. Degree types include Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design.
Savannah College of Art and Design P.O. Box 77300 Atlanta, GA 30357-1300 (877) 722-3285 scad.edu/sound-design/
Georgia Southern University: Music Technology Program
The Music Department at Georgia Southern University offers education in Music Technology. Students study the technical aspects of recording and producing music as well as the historical foundations, theory and aesthetic contributions that technology brings to the world of music. The program focuses on combining technical proficiency on modern equipment with creative exploration of music as an expressive medium. Georgia Southern University offers both undergraduate degrees and Master's degrees in Music and Information Technology.
Georgia Southern University, Department of Music P.O. Box 8052 Statesboro, Georgia 30460 (912) 478-5396 mustech.mus.georgiasouthern.edu/
The Art Institute of Atlanta: Media Arts School
The Media Arts School at The Art Institute of Atlanta offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Audio Production that prepares graduates for entry-level jobs in a variety of audio related fields. The program provides students with a solid foundation in the principles of acoustic and electronic audio, as well as teaching them the fundamentals of computer-based digital recording and editing. Higher-level students learn the technical skills of advanced music production, mastering and how to mix audio for video and other visual media.
The Art Institute of Atlanta 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N. E. 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, Georgia 30328 (800) 275-4242 artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/
A professional outdoor photographer, trained recording engineer and freelance writer, Dan Bailey has written numerous articles and blog posts about the craft and business of photography and other media since 1996. His publications include Digital Photo Pro magazine and the Alaska Dispatch "Bush Pilot" blog. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in music production and engineering from the Berklee College of Music.