Audio Production Concentration

Whether it’s creating a chest-pounding dance mix or a gut-wrenching sound effect for a movie, you will harness the power of sound in artistic, creative ways in George Fox’s audio production concentration of the cinematic arts major.

As part of our program, you’ll record in our 5.1 surround-sound recording studio complete with hidden Foley pits, using cutting-edge digital devices as well as warm old-school ribbon mics and tube preamps. We believe you learn best when you get your hands on the equipment and go to work.

As a new audio student, you’ll get to sit down at a console full of glowing LEDs that look like the cockpit of a 747, and you’ll master it amazingly quickly! By graduation, you’ll be equipped to produce great sound, from recording rock bands to mixing featuring films. In fact, we’ve had graduates of our program cut sound for Z Nation and Larson Sound Studios in L.A.

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Why Study Audio Production at George Fox?

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What will I Study?

  • You will learn the physics of sound, and how different microphones work.
  • You will learn how to record a band to afford maximum flexibility in mixdown.
  • You will learn how to record, edit and mix the elements of sound for film and video – dialogue, music and sound effects.
  • You will mix films in 5.1 surround, or develop immersive 3D sound for VR applications.
  • You will likely stay up all night, experimenting with cool, abstract sounds when you should be sleeping.
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Gaby Sipe

Class of 2019

My time as a cinematic arts major at George Fox was a truly enriching experience. My professors were extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, and made me feel prepared to work in the industry. The program is full of passion that intertwines with a desire to bring honor to God through our creation of art. We were encouraged to use the creativity that we were blessed with and share it with those around us.

What’s after George Fox

Employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 18 percent through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Beyond film studios, most businesses, churches and nonprofits use video and digital film to promote themselves in the marketplace. There are also numerous opportunities for freelancing and creating a small business in digital video/film.

Our cinematic arts students have gone on to do some game-changing work in the professional world.

  • Video Production, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Producer, Graystone Media → Sports Media Production (produced the Civil War: Ducks vs Beavers)
  • Portland Film Community: Grimm, Portlandia, Pretty Little Liars, The Librarians
  • Audiovisual Tech, Nike
  • Videographer, Reverie Creative Agency
  • Luis Palau Ministries
  • Producer, Happy Finish
  • Courtroom Trial Videographer
  • Director of Promotions and Listener Engagement, BOOST Radio
  • Site Director, Gear Up
  • Production Intern, Hollywood, California
  • Keiki O Ka Aina
  • Refuge VFX
  • Pixar
  • American Film Institute
  • University of Southern California
  • UCL (London)
  • University of Oregon
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Student and Faculty Filmmakers Win National Awards

In a competition with nearly 1,500 entries representing 174 colleges and universities from across the country, the odds of winning one of only 18 “Best of Festival” awards at the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention are minimal.

Winning two? Miniscule at best. But that’s exactly what George Fox pulled off, as cinema and media communication professor Dawn Ford and student Emily Hamilton earned prizes in their respective categories.