To inquire about this program:
Music Admission Office | 773-325-7444 ​

The Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program will prepare you for a career in the audio industry as a sound engineer. As a School of Music student, you are required to take a standard sequence of music courses, but the majority of the SRT curriculum will provide you with extensive training in contemporary music technology.

As an SRT major, you will take courses in:

  • Applied music lessons
  • Business of music
  • Commercial recordings
  • Conducting
  • DVD authoring
  • Film scores
  • Large ensemble
  • Multimedia compositions
  • Music theory
  • Sound and acoustics
  • Sound for video
  • Surround sound mixing
Recording classes and practicum sessions take place at Studio DePaul, a digital Pro Tools facility with surround sound and digital video capabilities, as well as Studio Chicago, a world-class recording and CD mastering facility.

Chicago is known for its vibrant music and theatre scene. Concerts of nearly every genre take place each night in the city, and popular music festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork take place in the summers. Dramatic theatre, comedy, improvisation and musical theatre performances take place throughout the city, with nationally touring Broadway shows being one of the most popular attractions.

Internship Possibilities


What can you do with this degree?

  • Commercial recording
  • Film score recording
  • Sound mixing