B.M. Sound Engineering Arts

Coordinator Dave Kerzner with Students

The William Paterson University Sound Engineering Arts program offers students the essential combination of the technical, theoretical, practical and musical areas of the audio arts. This approach serves to graduate developed musicians with the ambition of entering the professional audio world

Developing the skills both musical and technical

The SEA programs rests on a strong belief that to reach the highest levels of success and to experience longevity in the audio industry an aspiring audio professional is best prepared by developing skills in all areas pertaining to the professional audio world. This includes a strong and diverse musical background, a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of science and mathematics as it applies to sound, and a great deal of hands-on learning in a variety of studio and live sound environments. To complete the learning experience all students participate in at least one professional level internship experience that takes place in or around the New York metropolitan area.

The Right "DNA" - Do Nothing but Record

Do you spend hours pouring over recorded sounds? Does mixing audio for a recording, live venue, or for film make your eyes sparkle? Would spending 80 hours a week taking part in the pro audio world be the perfect way to spend time? Then you may have the right "DNA" for a life in the audio and entertainment industry. The SEA program helps individuals reach these goals.

Our Graduates

Our graduates can be found in every corner and at the highest levels of the pro audio industry. They have recorded major artists, audio sweetened the most watched shows on TV, worked on top selling video games, recorded the largest musical festivals in the US, provided sound for the largest sporting event in football, and much more. Our close proximity to New York City provides unparalleled opportunities for or students.