A Music Production School within a Commercial Studio

The Recording Arts Center offers hands-on training in audio engineering and music production within Studio West, San Diego’s largest commercial recording studio.  Our 12-month Diploma in Recording Arts program prepares students for a variety of creative careers in areas such as music production, game audio, live sound, audio post-production and video production. 

Next Diploma start: OCTOBER 26th, 2020

  • Get hands-on experience with top hardware & software

  • Earn industry-recognized certifications

  • Learn the ropes from experienced industry professionals

  • Jumpstart your career with networking opportunities

Subject Areas

Download Our Catalog for more details about our music production program

Instructors and Staff

Our faculty of working professionals have years of experience in music, television, and film, and are happy to share their knowledge.  Meet our team.


Our program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the music, television and film industries.  See some of the exciting things our graduates are up to.


Our spacious facility features three world-class recording studios and well-equipped classrooms with individual workstations for each student. 


“If you are interested in becoming an audio engineer, this is the place to be!”
—Shelby Meddock