Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Music Production Requirements

A Music Production degree is designed to equip musicians and composers with music production skills that are essential for success in today’s modern marketplace. This degree will teach the student to multitrack record, overdub, edit, and mix music in a variety of styles using complex digital audio systems.

Individuals will be able to comprehend the principles and practices of music production; define, analyze, and evaluate the essential music production elements; discover musical, emotional, performance, and arrangement techniques; synthesize and apply knowledge to all aspects of music production; and create a portfolio of professional-sounding music productions.

Music Production Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Music Production degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Music Production degrees have experience in is Audio Engineer, followed by Music Artist, Composer, Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Musician, Music Teacher, Live Sound Engineer, Music Business Manager, and Music Editor.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Audio Engineer 9.4% 0.2% 55.2×
Music Artist 6.0% 0.1% 99.4×
Composer 5.0% 0.1% 45.6×
Music Producer 3.1% 0.1% 47.5×
Recording Engineer 2.0% 0.0% 94.6×
Musician 11.6% 0.7% 17.0×
Music Teacher 8.4% 0.3% 30.0×
Live Sound Engineer 2.2% 0.0% 64.2×
Music Business Manager 1.7% 0.0% 96.4×
Music Editor 2.9% 0.0% 278.7×

Music Production Salary

Music Production graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Music Production Underemployment

Music Production graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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