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Fredonia’s Audio Production program prepares you for a career in a variety of digital media fields, including radio, music, television, and live productions. You will develop critical skills to understand sound and use audio principles and techniques in a variety of applications, including recording, writing for the ear, announcing, interviewing, sound design for television and theatre, Internet applications, and radio production and programming.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia has award-winning outlets to practice what you have learned in classroom and lab settings. Fredonia Radio Systems has been named the “Best College Station in the Nation” two years in a row by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Several on-air staff members and managers have also received national individual awards in recent years.

Career Opportunities for Audio Production

  • Audio engineer
  • Concert tour manager
  • Radio board operator
  • On-air personality
  • Production/Programming director
  • Theater tech director


What does a 4-year degree look like?

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What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

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Sample Courses

COMM 312 Multimedia Integration

Course concentrates on authoring multimedia projects which integrate graphics, animation, digital video, and audio. It combines both multimedia theory and production. Students will learn how to structure information, anticipate user experience and create transparent interfaces.

COMM 395 Radio News and Podcasting

Theory and practice of radio journalism including writing and reporting news and journalism law and ethics. Students produce weekly radio newscasts and podcasts.

COMM 466 Sound Design

Students will study the technical and creative audio components needed to create the audio elements for mass media projects, focusing on audio production for video projects. The class will use several softwares including Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, and SoundTrack Pro, and Quicktime movies in the audio projects.

Why Audio Production at Fredonia?

students work on a  television production in Thompson studio


Three multi-track control rooms, one stereo control room, one voice-over booth, and one large studio; a variety of sound processing equipment; three editing suites featuring Adobe Creative Suite and ProTools software.

a student in the radio station studios talking live on the air on WCVF radio

Student-run media

Fredonia has two student-run radio stations and a student-run television station. You can get involved your first semester on campus.

study abroad students pose for a photo wearing a shirt that says "I studied abroad"


Communications majors have studied abroad in England, Italy, Australia, Ireland, and many other countries.

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