This is a one year audio recording program intended to teach you
the basics of how to engineer any kind of music, from hip-hop to
classical to movie scores. After successful completion of the prerequisites,
there is an interview process for evaluation of each applicant.
The program itself is 18 units per semester, a total of 27 hours
of lecture and lab with multiple projects each semester.
There are many recording, editing and mixing projects to emphasize
and improve specific skills in both semesters. The main projects
in the second semester are a Record Production project which takes
a band from the talent search stage all the way through mixing.
The other project is an audio for video project where the student
gets a 5 minute video clip and has to put in all of the audio, dialog,
music and sound effects.
We have a thriving alumni community that helps other grads find
employment. About 40% of our graduates work in major studios in
Los Angeles including Cello Studios, Cherokee Studios, Martinsound
Studios, Sony Pictures, Enterprise Studios, Studio 56, Firehouse
Studio, The Den Recorders and at NARAS (the Grammy's).
Interviews for the Fall 2015 Semester will be in June, 2015. Interviews are only for students who have successfully completed all three prerequisite courses with a C or better (Rec 100, 103, & 140). New students please see class listing. You will need to bring a cover letter, resume and a printout of your grades to the interview. Signup Form for Spring 2015 Semester will be available in May.
Note: Successful completion of the prerequisite courses and an interview does NOT guarantee a place in the program as there are more interviewees than seats.
See the Recording
Technology Program FAQ for information about fees,
class start times and other Citrus College information and links.
For more information about the program, call 626.914.8580 or email
with your questions.
For more information about Citrus College, admissions and student
aid, see the main Citrus
See Citrus Recording Arts in Mix
Audio Education's Finest.
See the Class Listing Page for pre-requisites
and class descriptions.
Citrus Recording Technology Sponsors:
ProTools at a discount to educational institutions.
Citrus is a Digidesign Sponsored school that
offers certification in the Recording Program for Pro Tools
101 and 110 classes.
McDSP's education program provides all
their plugins to the program for free.
Manufacturers providing educational discounts: