Audio Engineer

Audio Engineer in recording session

Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Creative Arts, Design & Media
  • Program Code: 30-701-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Audio Engineer Diploma


Plan now for a sound future. You will learn to work with live sound at concerts, stage and church settings; studio recordings and studio engineering; field recordings; production of beats; and audio for gaming. This program prepares you for entry-level positions in the audio engineering field.

Positions for audio engineers exist in live applications, commercial recording studios and home-recording production suites.

Your credits can be applied toward completing the Audio Production associate degree.

Additional program details: Important to success in this program is the ability to work as part of a team as well as being a self-starter, and to be able to work under stress and meet deadlines.



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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
AUDIO-100 Introduction to Audio Software 1
AUDIO-102 Techniques of Sound Recording ‡ 3
AUDIO-117 Sound Reinforcement 3

Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
MUSIC-150 Music Theory 1 4
MUSIC-189 Voice Lab 1 1
AUDIO-103 Recording Live Concerts ‡ 3
AUDIO-111 Advanced Audio Software ‡ 1
AUDIO-116 Advanced Techniques of Sound Recording ‡ 3
AUDIO-126 Electronics for Audio Engineers ‡ 2
MUSIC-177 Piano Lab 1 1



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply technical and artistic skills for entry-level employment in the audio production industry
  • Apply critical listening and post-production mastering skills to final audio mixes
  • Demonstrate the process of digitally blending multiple sources of audio using a mixing console
  • Set up and prepare audio equipment for proper sound reinforcement during performances
  • Utilize post-production mixing skills to mix studio recordings

Career Outlook

Positions for recording engineers exist with commercial recording studios producing final product for recording artists; studios producing audio voice, music and sound effects for commercials and radio programs; studios recording music for publishing companies, movie soundtracks and sound effects tracks; animation; gaming and multimedia. Other opportunities include audio engineers for live music applications.


Audio Engineer
Live Sound Engineer
Mastering Engineer
Mixing Engineer
Music Tracking Engineer

Admissions Requirements

  • Demonstration of basic computer skills in the Mac OS
  • Must have the ability to lift, bend, and move equipment



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Last updated: 04/17/2024