Recording Arts & Show Production

The Recording Arts and Show Production program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of multiple facets of the audio industry, including music production, audio engineering, sound for visual media, live sound reinforcement, and audio visual production. Students will receive hands-on education using up-to-date technology for all types of audio production. In each course, students will develop their skills under the mentorship of industry professionals, preparing them for an entry-level position in the audio industry.


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Our alumni group is growing, and can be found across the U.S. and around the globe. There are over two thousand F.I.R.S.T. graduates making an impact everyday in the digital media industry.


Hours of hands-on training

Our program consists of 1,014 hours of in-depth, hands-on, individualized, real-world training that students can use to secure entry-level employment in the digital media industry.

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Students placed in the industry

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is proud to have always met or exceeded A.C.C.E.T. accrediting agency’s requirements to employ over 70% of students in the industry after graduation. Our graduates work!

Top Career Paths


Music Producer

Learn to produce your own music using industry-standard software like Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One, and more! Become a music producer in the modern audio industry.

Audio Engineer

Learn audio engineering, mixing, and mastering while working hands-on in real recording studios. Become an audio engineer once you graduate F.I.R.S.T. Institute.

Live Sound Tech

Get immersed in live shows and audio-visual event production. Put on full concerts and comedy shows in school and become a live sound tech in the entertainment industry.

Recording Arts & Show Production News

"If you're considering coming to F.I.R.S.T. Institute... it's going to be one of the best decisions you can make because it's such an important stepping stone in your career."

-Jia Manning, Recording Arts Graduate, Live sound technician