On Ground Programs

What you’ll learn.


Production and Engineering
$4,500* — (2) 1 Month Modules

Production covers the foundations of digital music production including drum sequencing, music theory for producers, and studio etiquette. Production is taught in Ableton Live.
Engineering covers vocal recording techniques, digital audio fundamentals and recording templates. Engineering is taught in Pro Tools.


Songwriting and Business
$4,500* — (2) Month Modules

Songwriting covers lyric and melody writing, song structure, and song analysis. More advanced aspects of music theory are also discussed.
Business covers the foundations of managing a music career including publishing, copyright, contracts and taxes.


Mixing and Artist
$4,500* — (2) 1 Month Modules

Mixing covers the fundamentals of music mixing including balancing levels, vocal production and creating space, as well as current mix delivery requirements. Mixing is taught in Pro Tools.
Artist covers branding, marketing, song distribution and online presence for music artists, producers and other industry professionals.

*Does not include additional estimated $3,500 equipment cost

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Equipment.
Tuition Level I (2 Months, 80 Clock Hours) $4,500
Level II (2 Months, 80 Clock Hours) $4,500
Level III (2 Months, 80 Clock Hours) $4,500
Equipment* Estimated $3,500

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Enrollment in the 1500 Sound Academy requires an application and interview process. Learn more about enrollment and get started on your next level.

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Typical Occupations

Join the industry.

The typical occupations for graduates of 1500 Sound Academy, unless the student is simply taking a course for individual improvement purposes, are as follows:

27-2040 Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers
27-2042 Musicians and Singers
27-2090 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
27-2091 Disc Jockeys, Except Radio
27-3011 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
27-4011 Audio and Video Technicians
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians

*Numbers preceding occupations are SOC codes - Standard Occupational Classifications
Students should understand that most work in this field is self-employed.

This program is new. Therefore, the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but is not equivalent to actual performance data.

1500 Sound Academy is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.


Below are links to our School Performance Fact Sheets:

Level I School Performance Fact Sheet

Level II School Performance Fact Sheet

Level III School Performance Fact Sheet