Audio Engineering & Sound Production

Audio Engineering and Sound Production

Associate of Science in Audio Engineering (A.S.), Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering (B.S.)

The following information is for entry into the 2024-25 school year.


Prescreening requirements

All audio engineering applicants must submit a prescreening portfolio via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Portfolio should include:

The following questions are included in your JSOM Supplemental application.

  • Describe your musical education and training.
  • Describe your audio production skills and experience.
  • Describe your experience with technology and computers outside of audio production.
  • What are your musical likes and dislikes?
  • What would you like to learn from the Audio Engineering program?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Why have you chosen Indiana University?

This can include any of your artistic, creative, and technical work. Some examples might be CDs you have recorded, produced, or played on as a musician; musical repertoire; web design; computer programming; visual arts; film or video; electronics projects, etc.

Submissions may be URLs, photographs, and print materials. Please include a complete description of your portfolio materials.

You must include three letters of recommendation from teachers or musical instructors. Make sure to follow up with your recommenders to submit their letters via the emailed links. All three letters must be received via your JSOM Supplemental application to complete your portfolio.

Submit an essay of 3-5 pages on one of the following topics under the Media Upload section of your JSOM Supplemental application:

  • Choose an artist or recording and discuss the significance to you as a musician.
  • Choose a piece of equipment or technological innovation and discuss its impact on audio production and the entertainment industry.
  • Choose a film or video game and discuss its use of sound and how it enhances the storyline.

Please note, this essay requirement is in addition to the 300-500 word essay listed on the JSOM Supplemental application.

You must upload and submit a copy of your transcript to your JSOM Supplemental application to complete your prescreening portfolio. We cannot retrieve your transcript from the Indiana University Office of Admissions.

Interview Requirements

A limited number of students are invited for an on-campus interview based on prescreening reviews.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your interview:

  • Fri. January 12-13, 2024
  • Fri. February 2-3, 2024
  • Fri. March 1-2, 2024

A musical audition is not required for admission.

For more information, contact the Audio Engineering Office at (812) 855-1087 or by email at

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