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Audio Production Schools in California

There are 23 schools in the state of California offering audio production programs. 620 students graduated from programs at California audio production schools in 2010. 537 of all these students graduated with certificates and 66 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 316 students graduate from audio production programs in this state every year. This accounts for 16% of students who US schools graduate from audio production programs. More specifically, 537 students graduated with audio production certificates, 66 with a degree at the associate's level, and 17 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

23 audio production schools are located in California. And of these, while 19 schools are public, four schools are private. Tuition at a private audio production school varies from $18,848 to $36,622.

Average tuition for audio production programs is $33,978. The lowest tuition in California is at Cogswell Polytechnical College, while the highest tuition for programs in audio production, which is $36,622 each year, is at Loyola Marymount University.

California audio production schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No students at the undergraduate level in audio production sought masters level degrees.

Audio Production Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 316 students graduate from audio production programs in this state every year. This accounts for 16% of students who US schools graduate from audio production programs. More specifically, 537 students graduated with audio production certificates, 66 with a degree at the associate's level, and 17 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Audio Production Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 175
  • Certificate 2010: 537
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 53
  • Associate 2010: 66
  • Bachelor 2006: 11
  • Bachelor 2007: 18
  • Bachelor 2008: 13
  • Bachelor 2009: 16
  • Bachelor 2010: 17

Audio Production Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 36 programs in audio production. Of these programs, about 55.6% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Audio Production Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 13
  • Bachelor: 3

Sound Engineering Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Sound Engineering Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29250
  • 25th Percentile: 39630
  • Median: 53030
  • 75th Percentile: 78640
  • 90th Percentile: 117650

Broadcast Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Broadcast Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20800
  • 25th Percentile: 25400
  • Median: 39190
  • 75th Percentile: 67790
  • 90th Percentile: 87240

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27070
  • 25th Percentile: 32780
  • Median: 44350
  • 75th Percentile: 62200
  • 90th Percentile: 81500

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31250
  • 25th Percentile: 40840
  • Median: 63660
  • 75th Percentile: 87330
  • 90th Percentile: 109980

Media and Communication Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Media and Communication Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24740
  • 25th Percentile: 31110
  • Median: 50220
  • 75th Percentile: 79230
  • 90th Percentile: 102540

Sound Engineering Technicians — Employment Trend

Sound Engineering Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 61210
  • Median Salary 2007: 66180
  • Median Salary 2008: 59470
  • Median Salary 2009: 53000
  • Median Salary 2010: 53030
  • Total Employed 2006: 3870
  • Total Employed 2007: 4670
  • Total Employed 2008: 5030
  • Total Employed 2009: 3770
  • Total Employed 2010: 3820

Broadcast Technicians — Employment Trend

Broadcast Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33290
  • Median Salary 2007: 31360
  • Median Salary 2008: 32630
  • Median Salary 2009: 30490
  • Median Salary 2010: 39190
  • Total Employed 2006: 4020
  • Total Employed 2007: 3970
  • Total Employed 2008: 3810
  • Total Employed 2009: 3350
  • Total Employed 2010: 4360

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians — Employment Trend

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37850
  • Median Salary 2007: 36270
  • Median Salary 2008: 38630
  • Median Salary 2009: 40410
  • Median Salary 2010: 44350
  • Total Employed 2006: 7010
  • Total Employed 2007: 6150
  • Total Employed 2008: 8670
  • Total Employed 2009: 8670
  • Total Employed 2010: 8220

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43560
  • Median Salary 2007: 44250
  • Median Salary 2008: 47430
  • Median Salary 2009: 53200
  • Median Salary 2010: 63660
  • Total Employed 2006: 4800
  • Total Employed 2007: 5470
  • Total Employed 2008: 6090
  • Total Employed 2009: 5280
  • Total Employed 2010: 5050

Media and Communication Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Media and Communication Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45770
  • Median Salary 2007: 44090
  • Median Salary 2008: 44320
  • Median Salary 2009: 48410
  • Median Salary 2010: 50220
  • Total Employed 2006: 2990
  • Total Employed 2007: 3520
  • Total Employed 2008: 5040
  • Total Employed 2009: 6620
  • Total Employed 2010: 7200

California vs National Audio Production Employment

California vs National Audio Production Employment

  • Employed in California: 21.342% (28650)

Audio Production Schools in California

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1. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
(310) 752-4700

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles offers one program in audio production and AI-Los Angeles, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Santa Monica, CA. This specialized college is one of 14 art colleges in California. AI-Los Angeles is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering audio production programs.

2. The Los Angeles Recording School

6690 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-5200

The Los Angeles Recording School, which is near the center of the city, is located in Hollywood, CA and this school offers one audio production program. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

3. Cogswell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 541-0100

Cogswell Polytechnical College offers one audio production program and Cogswell is in Sunnyvale, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 238 students seek degrees in four Cogswell Polytechnical College programs. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

4. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1927. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Compton, CA. This school offers students 49 certificates and 14 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 8,729 students sought degrees from the 55 programs at this school. It offers subjects including legal assisting and cosmetology. This vocational school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

5. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is 1.5 miles from the center of the city and it offers one audio production program. This college is a public 2-year institution.

6. The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028-7318
(877) 952-3456

Founded in 1999, the Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is in the center of Hollywood. It offers students four associates level degrees. In 2010, 2,083 students sought degrees from the four programs at this small school. This school offers subjects including music production and sound engineering. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

7. Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
(310) 233-4000

Los Angeles Harbor College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Wilmington, CA and it offers one audio production program. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2006. AI- Inland Empire, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Bernardino, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including fashion design, fashion marketing, and pastry arts. This specialized college offers one certificate, three associates level degrees, and nine bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,938 students sought degrees from the 11 programs at AI. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

9. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California and it offers one audio production program. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

10. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two audio production programs. Specifically, students are offered one audio production certificate by this community college and one degree at the associate's level in audio production. This public college is a public 2-year institution.

11. Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Antelope Valley College offers one audio production program and this college is in the suburbs of Lancaster, California. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production in terms of programs.

12. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College is 1.9 miles from the center of the city. It offers two audio production programs. More specifically, this college offers one audio production certificate to students and one associate's level degree in audio production. 23,902 students pursue degrees in 166 programs at this community college, overall. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in audio production.

13. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is located near Los Angeles, CA and LMU offers one program in audio production. It is a 4-year institution. This mid-sized school ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

14. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1883. It is located in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. It offers subjects such as sociology, chemistry, and management. It offers students 90 certificates and 78 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 19,469 students pursued degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

15. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College offers two audio production programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in audio production by it and one audio production degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. This large college is a public 2-year institution.

16. Citrus College

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
(626) 963-0323

Citrus College is in the suburbs of Glendora, California and it offers one program in audio production. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

17. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Costa Mesa, CA. This college offers two programs in audio production. Specifically, this college offers students one audio production certificate and one degree at the associate's level in audio production. This big college is a public 2-year institution.

18. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It offers two programs in audio production. More specifically, students are offered one audio production certificate by this public college and one audio production degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

19. San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400

San Diego City College is in the center of San Diego. It offers two programs in audio production. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in audio production by this college and one associate's level audio production degree. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

20. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This college offers subjects such as design, art, and language. It offers 101 certificates and 99 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 19,476 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this college. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

21. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public 2-year institution. This college is located in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. This community college offers 103 certificates and 103 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 22,142 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this community college. This college offers subjects such as design and human services. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

22. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College offers two audio production programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in audio production and one degree at the associate's level in audio production. This community college is 2.4 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 26,517 students seek degrees in 179 Long Beach City College programs. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering audio production programs.

23. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

1499 N. State S.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
(951) 487-6752

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is in the suburbs of San Jacinto, California. It offers two audio production programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in audio production by this college and one associate's level audio production degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

24. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College offers two audio production programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in audio production by it and one associate's level degree in audio production. It is in the center of Fullerton. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

25. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College is located in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. This school offers two audio production programs. Specifically, it offers one certificate in audio production to students and one degree at the associate's level in audio production. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. In terms of programs, this public school is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

26. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Cypress College is located in the suburbs of Cypress, California and this college offers one audio production program. This college is a public 2-year institution.

27. MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121

MiraCosta College is located in the suburbs of Oceanside, California. It offers two audio production programs. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in audio production and one audio production degree at the associate's level. 14,529 students pursue degrees in 171 MiraCosta College programs, overall.

28. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College offers two programs in audio production. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in audio production and one audio production degree at the associate's level. This college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Valley Glen, CA. This large college is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

29. Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Los Medanos College is in the suburbs of Pittsburg, California. It offers two audio production programs. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in audio production to students and one associate's level degree in audio production. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering audio production.

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