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Community College, Tech School, or No School. What is the better option?
Summer is coming to an end, and all the future music producers coming out of high school are deciding which college to go to. Through my experience as a audio engineer, I have received a ton of different feedback on what kind of education to get for this field of work. So I will provide a list of the positive and negative about each option based on feedback I received from developed engineers.
Depending on where you live community college can be considered one of the best routes to go to educate yourself about this career. Here in Arizona, Mesa Community Collegefeatures a very developed and well known audio engineering program. Overall, community college is a safe route to go, plus it saves you a lot more money than going to a university or a tech school.
Tech school is the more pricey route to go, but if you have the money to spend, and your heart is really in to this career then by all means go for it! From my experience tech schools can be helpful because most of them offer an internship at the end, (Some community colleges do as well.) and offer in depth learning about the subject. The one down side is the money! It's not worth it if you have to take a $20,000+ loan because you will be paying back for the rest of your life.
Surprisingly enoughschool is not necessary for this career path. One of the chief engineers down at Salt Mine Studios in Mesa, AZ told me "Why spend the money on education when you can use that money to buy equipment and learn how to do it on your own?" With our day an age technology is advancing at a rapid pace, most of the curriculum taught at these schools can merely be found on the internet! But this road is risky because it requires more time and more effort. I would advise some business training if you take this route as well because it will be harder to find customers without a degree or certificate unless you can show them recordings that will blow them away.