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Audio Production

Cornerstone University’s audio production major is one of the leading programs of its kind. Tell stories using the medium of sound while discovering the intricacies and science behind audio production. CU is determined to provide you with a holistic, cutting-edge education that will prepare you for a career in professional audio engineering.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids


We have partnered with several global organizations to offer our audio production students real-world experience in their field. From churches to local recording studios, we have partners that can help you develop your skills.


  • Corporate Sound
  • Fenton Records
  • Grooters Productions
  • Sound Post Recording Studios
  • Willow Creek Community Church


Our graduates go on to use their unique skills in churches, radio stations and broadcasting companies all around the country. Find out how you can serve the audio industry with your degree.


  • Church media director
  • Live audio engineer
  • Music producer
  • Recording studio engineer
  • Film post sound design and engineer
  • Recording studio operator


Of audio production graduates from the class of 2019 were employed within six months.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features and
Learning Outcomes

The audio production program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Study Abroad Opportunities

As an audio production student, you will have the opportunity to do an study abroad semester program at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Program Learning Outcomes

The audio production program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate an understanding of basic and advanced audio theory, as well as the functioning and use of both basic and advanced hardware and software involved in audio production.

  • Explain the core principles of basic and advanced audio theory.
  • Explain the core principles of basic and advanced hardware and software theory.

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Demonstrate skills in the areas of live sound production, studio production and post-production for film.

  • Engineer studio sessions.
  • Mix and master multitrack sessions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the area of post for film. This includes ADR, scoring, Foley and mixing of the elements.
  • Engineer and run a live sound setup.

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

Learning from professors that are so adept and knowledgeable in their fields puts the aspirations and goals that I have into perspective, showing me that they are attainable with the right amount of instruction, practice and application. They also help to shine a light on how to reflect Christ through media.

Luke Pohl (B.S. ’23)

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