Develop the real world skills you need to thrive in today's diverse and competitive music industry

Our Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) A.S. Degree offers a well-rounded, technology-based educational experience that will prepare you to make an entrance into creative and professional fields including:

  • Music Production
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Recording
  • Live Sound
  • Audio Post-Production and Sound Design
  • Broadcast and Podcast Audio Production

Our programs emphasize creative processes, technical training, business practices and entrepreneurial skills in a collaborative environment.

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • Certified Radio Operator

This program also prepares you for the following industry certifications:

  • ProTools User Certification, 101/110
  • ProTools Operator Certification, 201/210

MIRA learning partnersIndustry partners

MIRA has built a rich array of learning partners in the industry that connect manufacturers to students and faculty to provide:

  • Essential software and hardware
  • Testing ground for new products
  • Internship opportunities
  • Certification plans
  • Cooperative training tracks

Employment opportunities exist in: 

  • Music industry
  • Recording studios
  • Touring technology
  • Radio and television broadcasting
  • Concert venues
  • Film industry


The A.S. program consists of three key elements:

  1. General Education Requirements
  2. Core Music Technology curriculum
  3. Subplans or Specialty Tracks geared toward the student's career plan objectives

Each subplan compliments the Core Technology curriculum and is based on three established career paths in the music and entertainment field. These tracks represent the most desired disciplines within the arts & entertainment technology realm and provide students the highest quality educational experience available. While these are distinct paths, each subplan track intersects with the others so that all participants interact and cooperate with contrasting specialties. This collaboration will simulate "real-world" situations for artists. Students will gain a working portfolio that can be used to further their careers. Subplans and suggestions for course progression include:

  • Production  
  • Artist with Composition Focus 
  • Artist with Performance Focus 


The St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus has fully loaded, multi-faceted audio production suites geared toward the aspiring music professional, no matter what their specialized line of study. All of our facilities are technologically up to date with industry standard equipment and software. Our facilities Include:

  • Recording Studios
  • Mixing Studios
  • Radio Broadcast Center
  • Production Labs
  • Dedicated Rehearsal Spaces

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Curriculum

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