• Music Recording Technology 

    The innovative Music Recording Technology program integrates computer, electronic, musical, and hands-on recording studio training to prepare students for jobs in the industry.

  • The Music Recording Technology program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and provides career preparation as an audio technician.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment.

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


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    Graduates of the Music Recording Technology program are prepared for careers as audio technicians. The AAS degree program in Music Recording Technology addresses the critical need for skilled technicians on local and national levels in the evolving and dynamically expanding digital industry.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, broadcast and sound engineering technicians earn $41,200 per year, on average. The job outlook is also growing as an additional 10,600 technicians are expected to be needed by 2022.


    Explore career possibilities on  Career Connect.  

    Current Students

    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.                                                                 


    Prospective Students

    Review the Music Recording Technology Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.


    Recommended Course Sequence


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    MRF101 MRT New Student Seminar  Program Core
    ENG101 English Composition I Pathways Required Core 3
      Math Course Pathways Required Core 3
      Flexible Core Course  Pathways Flexible Core  3
    HUM146 Music Audio Recording I  Pathways Flexible Core  3
    Session Credits 14 
    Total Credits 14 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Core Course  Pathways Flexible Core  3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 17


    First Year, Spring I 

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    ENG102  Writing through Literature  Pathways Required Core 3
    HUM140Music Theory program Core 
    HUM180 Piano I Program Core 
    HUM147 Music Audio Recording IIProgram Core 
    HUX102Basics of Digital Audio Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 29


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    Life & Physical Sciences Core  Pathways Required Core  3
    Session Credits 3
    Total Credits 32


    Second Year, Fall I 

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUX103  Ear Training and Acoustics  Program Core 3
    HUX104 The Business of Music Program Core 
    HUX106 Digital Music Production Program Core 
    HUX107 Analog Equipment and Microphones program Core 
    HUM181 Piano II Program Core 
    Session Credits 13
    Total Credits 45


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Core Course  Pathways Flexible Core 3
    Session Credits 3 
    Total Credit 48


    Second Year, Spring I 

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    HUX108  Mixing Music I  Program Core 
    HUX110 Recording Workshop Program Core 
    HUX112 Audio Post-Production Program Core 
    HUX114 Audio Applications Program Core 
    Session Credits 12
    Total Credits 60