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    Gain an Expert Level Education in Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering


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    Kesha Lee - AIMM alumni Grammy Award Winning Engineer




    KEYZBABY - AIMM alumni Produced #1 Song in America, "WAP"


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    Music Production and Audio for Media Degree

    Music Production Courses at AIMM

    Looking for a school with music production?

    The Music Production and Audio for Media Associate Degree offers a variety of courses that are designed to further student's skill in recording, editing, mixing, and audio-post.

    Students will enhance their musical talents while gaining valuable knowledge and experience from professors about their future fields and industries related to audio engineering when in our degree program.

    Our hands on learning techniques are constantly changing because our college and its accredited professors realize that teaching styles must evolve with the music industry around us.

    Instruction Style For Our Students

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    We utilize varying instruction styles at our school, like:

    • live clinics hosted by industry professionals
    • lab instruction
    • practical application instruction

    Employing a variety of teaching styles within the classroom allows students to learn from traditional practices, hands-on experience, and real-world scenarios from current industry front-runners.

    AIMM also offers the Certificate in Music Production.

    If producing and engineering is your passion, our institute will assist you in achieving the career of your dreams than the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

    Important note: During these difficult times, AIMM wants to make school attendance as simple and safe as possible.

    Therefore, all of AIMM's programs can be taken online, on-campus, or in hybrid format.

    This is the standard response our music recording institute will adhere to for the foreseeable future.

    Instruction from Recording Professionals

    Some of the world's most accomplished professionals are professors at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.

    These industry professionals have an abundance of skill, knowledge, and creativity that they have learned to combine with their “real world” experience to teach the most beneficial combination of courses and degree programs a music college could offer.

    In addition to students obtaining a prestigious arts education, they are simultaneously networking to create professional relationships with these prominent engineers, producers, and musicians who are at the forefront of their industries.

    Additional Services AIMM Provides

    • Work-Study Programs: Students with financial needs have the opportunity to get a part-time position within our campus departments. 
    • Vast Musical Curriculum Experience: Students can experience incredible music flavors from all different genres including, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Blues, and R&B.
    • Job Placement Upon Graduation: During the final quarter of attendance, our students in Leeds work with a Placement Specialist to produce a resume, and begin exploring in-field employment opportunities.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Calling the shots on when and how each section of a song is played
    • Individual sounds that are used and added
    • If necessary, the music producer is in charge of the engineer working on the track
    • If the trust is established between the producer and musician(s), they can have creative control in the creation of new music contained within the song, which can include playing various instruments

    Essentially, they are a mix of sound engineers and project managers.

    The following career opportunities open up when you earn your production degree:

    • Director of Audio Events
    • Director of Visual Events
    • Music Producer
    • Sound Engineer
    • Audio and Lighting Technician
    • Audio Engineer
    • Music Center Owner and Entrepreneur
    • Audio Visual Specialist
    • Music Business Consultant

    AIMM currently administers the following Title IV Federal Aid Programs:

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Direct Loans
    • Federal Direct PLUS Loans.
    • Once a student has been accepted for admission to AIMM, and has applied for Federal Financial Aid, their Financial Aid File will be processed.

    All Federal Aid Applications and required supporting financial documents must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the student’s first day of class.

    The total tuition cost of the Music Production and Audio for Media Associate Degree is $35,420.00. *Financial Aid is available.

    There are many reasons that AIMM is the premier music school for producers and musicians.

    AIMM is unique in that we offer a singular program that combines organic instrumentation with music production techniques.

    For our online music program, you will master an instrument of choice (Guitar or Bass) and learn the best insider techniques for tracking, mixing, and mastering like the pros. As an AVID Pro Tools Training Partner, AIMM utilizes the best Pro Tools and Ableton software and strategies to ascend your skillset as an optimal and well-rounded musician in today's landscape.

    From hip hop and R&B to rock and jazz, we have any genre you prefer covered.

    With the assistance of our faculty, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, our facility, technology, and studios, we make music academics fun, yet focused.

    According to, Producers' average salary is $50,986. Now, it is important to understand this figure is an average.

    The pay scale they list ranges from the low-end of $29,000 to the high-end of $99,000.

    There will always be outliers on both sides, but this is a pretty good basis to take into consideration.

    According to Zip Recruiter, the average is a little higher at $89,628, but that is taking into account massive outliers, with the high-end being $371,500

    Beyond the technical skills of tracking, mixing, and recording, it is critical that a music producer has a good ear and has strong leadership personality traits. You'll work with an instructor that has exceptional recording and technical skills.

    Yes, AIMM’s studios and computer labs are outfitted with all the hardware and software required to complete students’ coursework.

    AIMM also offers the purchase of an additional “Tech Kit". The "Tech Kit" is not included in the cost of tuition, it is an optional expense if a student would like to outfit their home workspace with our suggested hardware and software.

    The purchasing of the Tech Kit is handled through a third party website called Vintage King.

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    Our accredited Music Production and Audio for Media Music College strives to educate students on various music production techniques.

    Graduates finish their Music Production and Audio for Media degree with an in-depth understanding of:

    • Recording
    • Mixing
    • Mastering

    Along with their musical education, AIMM students receive hands-on training in Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Location Sound, and Sound Design for Film and Gaming.

    This production and recording degree caters to a student looking to maximize their income streams through capitalizing on all aspects of the modern audio field.

    The program consists of courses designed to provide graduates with the ability to obtain Pro Tools Certifications in music production, audio for film, and post-production. 

    AIMM is proud to be an AVID Pro Tools training partner. That means that all of our music production students get the very best software and training that is needed to compete with the best of the best in the industry.

    This DAW Certificate can be a significant asset in your pursuit for a career within the music industry.

    Our Recording Graduates Work With the Best

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    AIMM has landed many alumni successful and sustainable music careers. Three alumni we want to highlight include:

    Kesha Lee - Engineer

    Kesha Lee is an engineer who earned a Grammy for her work on Childish Gambino's song, This is America

    Tosin Abasi - Animals as Leaders

    Tosin is a phenomenal guitarist. He founded the band, Animals as Leaders, and even has his own line of guitars.

    KEYZBABY - Producer

    Jay Foye, aka KEYZBABY, is an AIMM alumni that co-produced the current #1 song in America, WAP.

    Additional artists that our most successful recording alumni have worked with:


    • Kandi 
    • Snoop Dogg 
    • Ludacris
    • Beyonce 
    • Cardi B
    • Lil Baby
    • Justin Bieber
    • Wiz Khalifa
    • Childish Gambino
    • Mariah Carey 
    • Young Thug
    • Gunna

    What goals could you accomplish and how would your confidence grow with a professional degree or certificate from our music production school?

    Music Production Degree Curicculum

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    Associate of Applied Science in Music Production and Audio for Media 


    Music Production Technical Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD100   Pro Tools 101
    RCD101   Critical Listening Skills
    RCD110   Basic Keyboarding Skills
    RCD120   Music Theory Basics
    RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
    RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I
    RCD150   Skills Lab
    RCD200   Pro Tools 110
    RCD205   Studio Interconnect Basics
    RCD220   Studio Acoustics Basics
    RCD231   MIDI: Sampling & Composition
    RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
    RCD255   Applied Computing Basics
    RCD300   Pro Tools 201
    RCD320   Electronic Music Production
    RCD330   DAW Editing and Processing
    RCD340   Introduction to Music Production
    RCD410   Science & Art of Mastering
    RCD430   Music Business
    RCD460   Intro to Audio Post Production
    Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 45


    Audio for Media Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD360   Sound Design for Game Audio
    RCD401   Audio Post Production Techniques
    RCD500   Location Sound I
    Number of Audio for Media Credits Required 8


    Elective Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD470   ADR and Foley
    RCD510   Sound Design for Film Audio
    RCD530   Portfolio and Web Media
    RCD520   Location Sound II
    RCD540   Mixing Audio for Post Production
    RCD350   Introduction to Live Sound
    RCD444   Advanced Music Production
    RCD400   Pro Tools 210M
    RCD435   Methods of Mixing
    The minimum requirement for elective credits is 15, therefore, a student will choose from the courses listed above to total 15 credits. 30
    Minimum Number of Elective Credits Required 15


    Required General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM115   English Composition
    SOC110   Cultural Anthropology
    MAT120   Mathematical Modeling
    SCI120   Physics of Sound
    Number of Required General Education Credits 12


    Applied General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HUM110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
    HUM120   Contemporary Music Survey I
    HUM125   Contemporary Music Survey II
    SOC120   The Sociology of Popular Music
    SCI110   Introduction to Electronics
    MAT110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
    The minimum requirement for Applied General Education credits is 12, therefore, the student will choose from the courses listed above to total 12 credits 18
    Minimum Number of Applied General Education Credits Required 12
    Associate of Applied Science in Music Production and Audio for Media - Total Credit Hours 92

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    Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Inc. is accredited by:

    - The Council on Occupational Education

    Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Inc. is certified by:

    - The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission