Bachelors In Digital Media And Journalism Audio Live Production Degree
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 16, 2023
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Become a Digital Storyteller with an Audio Live Production Bachelor’s Degree

Being able to tell a story that moves people is an art. We see this with award-winning films whose soundtracks brought us to tears. The power of audio in today’s growing digital marketplace is massive. Partner with Liberty to earn your B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism, and gain the skills you need to become a major contributor in this field through a specialization in audio and live production.

Your bachelor’s degree in digital media and audio can prepare you for an exciting career in audio engineering, live event recording and production, or radio announcing. Liberty’s program is designed to provide both the technical knowledge and hands-on experience you’ll need to open a wealth of opportunities upon graduation.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Digital Media and Journalism Program?

You need a degree that prepares you to land your first career position as soon as you have your diploma. By choosing to study at Liberty, you can receive the mentorship, resources, and skill set you’ll need to have a job lined up before you graduate!

Wondering how can we be so confident about that? Check out some of the benefits you’ll receive as a digital media and journalism student at Liberty University:

  • You’ll be training on over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment, like the Adobe Creative Suite and AVID, as well as state-of-the-art cameras, microphones, recorders, cables, lighting kits, and more.
  • Before you graduate, you’ll complete various projects and a practicum – so you can walk away with a professional portfolio you’re proud to show prospective employers.
  • All of our professors are teaching from years of academic and industry experience, and many of them are working in their field as they teach.
  • We don’t just train you to be an exceptional audio professional – we train you to lead with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith.

What Will You Learn in Our Audio – Live Production Degree?

In the fast-paced world of live production, you will need various skills to succeed. Our industry-trained professors will work alongside you as you complete hands-on projects that allow you to develop a working skill set you can take into the field as soon as you graduate. You will learn about location sound and how to produce content from sports broadcasts. You will also gain proficiency in using Pro Tools.

In your general digital media and journalism audio courses, you will explore:

  • Current digital media equipment used to create broadcast quality sounds for productions
  • Development of sound, sound effects, and sound design for effective storytelling
  • Evaluation of audio elements of digital media productions
  • Essentials of live sound, music recording, special effects, and Foley (sound effects created for a film)

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

CINE 271 – Pro Tools Fundamentals I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to record live instruments, use MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, and edit audio
  • How to use Pro Tools to complete a project from initial setup to final mix-down
  • New functions and feature enhancements of Pro Tools software

DIGI 250 – Location Sound

This course focuses on recording skills required for capturing good location sound for digital video projects.

DIGI 334 – Intermediate Audio Production

This course provides intensive, practical experience in planning, coordinating, directing, and producing various audio productions for broadcast.

DIGI 340 – Sports Broadcasting

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of play-by-play, analysis, and color commentary
  • Best practice through on-camera practice and attendance at Liberty sports events while observing LFSN professionals in action
  • How to conduct field research
  • How to develop your own broadcasting style through student projects
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.S. in Digital Media and Journalism Program

  • Our curriculum focuses on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Learn and train with over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Build your professional portfolio while working in our radio and television studios, an on-campus sports network, client promotional projects, our student-run public relations firm and our school newspaper.
  • Our degrees are career-focused. All of our instructors have both academic and professional credentials, with many of them working in their field as they teach. You can be confident that you are getting an excellent education taught by current industry professionals.
  • Our degrees emphasize integrity. As a nonprofit, Christian university, we aim to help raise the next generation of media professionals with unshakable ethics grounded in the Christian faith.

Digital Media and Journalism Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Audio and Live Production Graduates

  • Audio engineer
  • Audio specialist for plays, concerts, sporting events, etc.
  • Production manager
  • Radio announcer
  • Radio/television host/co-host
  • Sound engineer
  • Soundboard expert
  • Television personality

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Admission essay
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.