When you hear the word “audio,” what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the music in your headphones or the swish of leaves blowing in the wind. Or maybe it’s the sound effects that bring a game or a movie to life. Read more »
Sound is all around us, and in the world of digital media, the ability to capture, create, mix, and convey audio to consumers is truly one of the widest-reaching sets of skills one can have.
In the Recording Arts Department at TFA, you’ll learn the very latest in audio engineering techniques and how they apply to filmmaking, game design, and music production. You’ll learn the ropes in professional-quality, state-of-the-art recording studios and labs. And when you leave, you’ll walk away with a practical, experiential skill set that truly sets you apart in the world of Audio Engineering.
About the Program: Quick Facts
Degree type: Associate of Applied Science (two-year); Concentration in Recording Arts
Enrollment terms: September, January, June
Average Class Size: 16
How We're Different from Other Audio Engineering Schools
When you first arrive on campus, it’s easy to see that TFA’s Recording Arts program competes with the best audio engineering schools in the nation. But what sets us apart from them?
As audio engineering schools go, we offer one of the most diverse perspectives on the many audio engineering career paths available today. From music mixing to corporate a/v to interactive application sound design to dozens of different jobs in the live audio and touring industry, our Recording Arts program gives every student a chance to find his or her niche.
We also differ from other audio engineering colleges by cultivating a continually evolving curriculum. Because we revise our course content each year and encourage our faculty to create work outside of the classroom, we ensure that our lessons, labs, and instructors remain up-to-date with (and, at times, even ahead of) the industry they serve.
Why so much emphasis on being different? We set ourselves apart from other audio engineering schools so that, when you leave TFA, you'll have much more than just a degree to point to. You'll have hours of hands-on experience, direct knowledge of the record production pipeline, and extensive skill in location audio and post-production for film and broadcast. All of this adds up to the on-the-job skills that will show employers you're ready to hit the ground running.
About Our Faculty
We firmly believe that an audio engineering school is only as good as the audio engineers who teach there. Our full time Recording Arts faculty boast a combined century of audio industry experience, ranging from worldwide record releases to major motion pictures to bestselling video games. They’re progressive thinkers whose knowledge is surpassed only by their hunger to learn more. But most of all, they’re dedicated to our students and to training the best new generation of audio engineers in the world. Learn more about our Recording Arts faculty.
What is a focused study?
Like a "major" at other audio engineering schools, a focused study in Tribeca Flashpoint Academy's Recording Arts Department gives you an in-depth look at specialized areas of your discipline.
Second-year Recording Arts students choose a focus in either sound design (which encompasses audio engineering skills for film, broadcast, games, and interactive media), or music recording (which also encompasses live sound). No matter which focus a student chooses for their second year, all students are encouraged to work on extracurricular projects that will help to sharpen their skills across all aspects of the audio engineering spectrum.