BM In Commercial Music Recording, Engineering, And Producing
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Aug 19, 2024

Develop Your Mixing Style with Our B.M. in Commercial Music – Recording, Engineering, and Producing Degree

You love engineering sound and creating innovative music. Our Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music – Recording, Engineering, and Producing degree can help you turn your passion into a career that impacts people around the world. We believe in equipping leaders who are dedicated to excellence and integrity, and our commercial music production degree program integrates a biblical worldview with hands-on training that prepares you for success in the music industry.

When you earn your B.M. in Commercial Music degree with us, you will learn how to create your own artistic style that reflects your personal faith – and share it with the world.

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 3 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music Recording, Engineering, and Producing?

We are committed to providing you with the training you need to succeed in the music industry.  As 1 of the top 10 largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of classes and opportunities designed to help you gain experience and share your work with the world. While you are studying with us, you will have opportunities to work with LU Praise, our Liberty Worship Collective, and to develop your own album in our state-of-the-art recording facilities.

Many of our faculty members have earned their degrees from the most prestigious music schools in the nation, and they work to ensure you have the classroom environment you need to develop your own musical style and skills.

What Will You Learn in Our B.M. in Commercial Music Recording, Engineering, and Producing Degree Program?

Throughout our bachelor’s in commercial music degree program, you will learn musical theories and techniques of multiple music genres, along with the fundamentals of recording and producing commercial music. Our Bachelor of Music program is taught from a biblical worldview, allowing you to explore music as both art and worship. You will also gain the experience you need to stand out in the music industry through hands-on classes, practicums, and internships.

If you choose to pursue our music recording, engineering, and producing degree specialization, you’ll learn how to create professional sound experiences both live and in the studio, culminating in an album-quality mix as your senior project.

In addition to studying the latest sound engineering and producing techniques, you will work to develop your own artistic style that integrates your personal faith with your love of music. By earning your bachelor’s degree in commercial music with us, you will be prepared to become a Champion for Christ in the music industry.  

Review our B.M. in Commercial Music Recording, Engineering, and Producing’s Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

MUSC 200 – Music, Art, Worship, and Culture

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Biblical principles for artistic development
  • How culture affects music in daily and professional life
  • How to develop a literature review, thesis, and craft a meaningful research paper
  • The relationship between music, art, worship, and culture

MUSC 218 – Fundamentals of Music Production and Audio

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Console mixing
  • Digital audio workstations
  • How to produce demo recordings
  • Studio mixing for instruments and voice
  • Techniques for studio producing

MUSC 329 – Fundamentals of Sound Reinforcement

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to apply these skills through hands-on exercises
  • Live front of house and monitor mixing for venues
  • Sound system setup and design

MUSC 463 – Music Mixing and Post Production 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to demonstrate your skills in a capstone project
  • How to develop your own sonic identity
  • How to produce album quality mixes in stereo and surround sound

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Bachelor’s of Commercial Music in Recording, Engineering, and Producing Degree Program

  • We are dedicated to producing graduates of distinction. Our graduates have found careers as musicians playing for stars like Carrie Underwood, well-known Christian singers and songwriters, worship leaders at Harvest Bible Chapel, and conductors leading choir festivals throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Our bachelor’s in commercial music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Our professors are experienced artists and musicians, and they are dedicated to mentoring you and helping you develop your talents.
  • The Liberty University School of Music has strategic partnerships with leaders in the industry, such as Michael W. Smith. Each semester, the School of Music hosts industry professionals who share their expertise with current commercial music students and provide practical, hands-on experience for those pursuing their bachelor’s in commercial music.
  • Our LU Praise choir’s latest album has been nominated for a Dove award.
  • You will have the opportunity to perform with a variety of ensembles through our School of Music.

Our Bachelor’s in Commercial Recording, Engineering, and Producing Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Our B.M. in Commercial Music – Recording, Engineering, and Producing Graduates

  • Arranger
  • Copyist
  • Mix engineer
  • Recording engineer
  • Recording studio manager

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

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