Live Audio and Lighting, AAS & Certificate
The Live Audio and Lighting AAS Degree prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. It provides skills necessary to work with touring entertainers and audio/lighting companies in the set-up operation of live concert productions.
Certificate Map – Live Audio & Lighting
The Live Audio and Lighting A.A.S. Degree program will teach you how to set up, calibrate, engineer, and repair cutting-edge live sound systems for concerts. Students will run sound for performances and program light shows. Our programmable lighting system and our top-tier concert sound system with digital mixing counsel will expose students to practical, hands-on applications maximizing the listening experience in a concert setting.
If you’re looking for a career in the music industry, look no further! The Entertainment Industry Technology (EIT) program at Central Arizona College will prepare you for an exciting career in the music business. A literal “School of Rock,” the EIT program is your chance to embed yourself in the technology and business of making music for a living – all while doing what you love… making music! This dynamic, hands-on program is designed to vie students comprehensive training in the modern music industry. Learn how to engineer professional-quality music in a recording studio, perform a high-energy show in front of live audiences, mix live sound and design lighting for concerts, get your music licensed in TV shows and movies, intern at professional recording studios or concert halls, and so much more! A fully accredited A.A.S. (Associates of Applied Sciences) degree or certificate can be earned in Recording Engineering, Live Audio & Lighting, Popular Music Performance. With CAC’s EIT program, you get a complete well-rounded education in the music industry with practical hands-on experience and an accredited associate’s degree or certificate in your chosen area of focus. Plus, CAC EIT students get FREE STUDIO TIME and FREE REHEARSAL SPACE for personal music projects and class assignments! CAC has on-campus living, low tuition, and small class sizes with personal attention with inspectors who have had successful careers in the music business. Our instructors are music industry veterans, national recording artists, stage performers, producers, entertainment law attorneys, theater sound & lighting designers, and professional studio musicians, etc. Seating is limited… REGISTER TODAY!
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Career & Transfer Resources
Many students who start their college career at Central Arizona College plan to continue on for a bachelor’s degree. If you plan to transfer, our Transfer Center has many resources to help you make the most of your time at CAC and plan for a smooth and successful transfer.
The Career Center is where students can find up-to-date resources in career assessment, resume development, interview preparation, and internships and more.