Practical and Creative Storytelling.

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.

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  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    As a graduate of this program, you will discover opportunities as a...
    • Church Media Director
    • Film Post Sound Design and Engineer
    • Live Audio Engineer
    • Music Producer
    • Recording Studio Engineer
    • Recording Studio Engineer Owner & Operator

    Degree Completion

    Download a sample degree program for a major in Audio Production.

  • Interesting Classes

    • Audio Production II
    • Deconstructing Popular Music
    • Music Producing I & II
    • Live Sound Production
    • Mixing & Mastering
    • Music Business

    Internship Opportunities

    Cornerstone students have interned in a variety of exciting venues. You could do the same by interning with...
    • Big Ticket Festival: Help professionals run sound at our local music festival.
    • WCSG: Work with the one of West Michigan's strongest radio stations.
    • Contemporary Christian Music Center: Spend a semester in Nashville and intern with industry professionals.
    • Mega Churches: Improve your live mixing skills through interning at one of our many area churches.

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.