Ep 2: Music Production and Audio Programs with Ben Runyan

Ben Runyan

In this episode, Scott was able to chat with Ben Runyan, who is an adjunct professor of music technology at Rowan University. Ben walks you through how he runs his courses, and shares his vast musical experience.

If you’re thinking about making a jump into the music world, this episode is a must hear! You’ll discover how enrolling in music production and other audio programs can prepare you for a career in the music industry, either on the business side or the creative side.

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • The career opportunities that await graduates in music production, audio, music business, or music technology.
  • How a college-level music production course is graded, and what Ben evaluates his students on.
  • What skills are necessary to succeed in Ben’s classroom and music in general.
  • The perks of enrolling in an audio or music tech degree program.
  • … And much more!

Rowan University At a Glance

Rowan University Logo

Rowan University started as a teacher preparation college, and has grown to now offer more than 70 bachelor’s and 50 master’s degree programs, and several doctoral and professional programs. They aim to be a leading example in higher education by being inclusive, agile, and responsive to meet the needs of all of their students. The student success programs at Rowan University include academic advising, study abroad programs, career counseling, and services tailored to help first-generation college students succeed in the classroom and after graduation.

  • Year Established: 1923
  • Student Population: ~14,000
  • Location: Glassboro, NJ
  • Mascot: Whoo RU Owl

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry from Rowan University

The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degree program at Rowan University allows students to pursue a concentration in Music Technology, which is designed to prepare students to work as mastering engineers, sound designers for film, recording studio sound engineers, or post-production engineers, and more. Students in this program can take classes like Audio for Video, Producing the Record, and Computer Technology and Music.

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