Sound matters.

Audio production allows you to tell stories through practical and creative uses of sound. Cornerstone stands at the forefront of enabling students to influence the airwaves of our culture through numerous interesting forms.

You'll focus on classes in mixing and mastering, post production, and live sound production in fully-equipped studios, learning the techniques necessary to deconstruct popular music production; develop your professional audio portfolio; engineer, mix, master and produce audio; learn audio post-production for film and television; and use industry standard studios and equipment.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Program Details

    • Major Credit Hours: 53
    • Minor Credit Hours: 19
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Church media director
      • Film post sound design and engineer
      • Live audio engineer
      • Music producer
      • Recording studio engineer or operator
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1

    Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production degree in four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

  • Related Majors

    If you have interest in audio production, learn more about other degree programs the Communication & Media Division offers:

    Internship Locations

    100% of Cornerstone University's traditional undergraduate students complete an internship experience.

    Audio production majors have received hands-on, professional training as interns with these organizations:

    • Corporate Sound
    • Fenton Records
    • Keys for Kids Ministries
    • Out of Cinco Films
    • Sound Post Recording Studios
    • South Harbor Church

Career Outcomes

  • Dave VanKeulen ('12) serves as the Tech and Programming Director at Impact Church in Lowell, MI, where he manages everything from live sound mixing to video content, lighting, and stage design.
  • Sarah Schaefer ('11) works at Brilliance Audio in Grand Haven, MI, where she edits, mixes, and engineers audio book recordings.
  • Mike Cervantes ('10) owns and operates a recording studio in Grand Rapids called The Foxboro.