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Why Audio at CETA?

Why Audio Engineering Technology at CETA?

Here at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, we believe that students should be skilled in analog and digital electronics before entering the field of audio. Our one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering Technology program brings ambitious, passionate students together into a practical and comprehensive technical program. Students learn the ins and outs of audio equipment not only by using tools to create professional music productions, but also by pulling those very tools apart to learn how to maintain, repair, and even design them.

Hands-on Learning Experience

From Semester 1, students are working in The Samuel I. Ward Audio Studios and electronics labs recording music and building circuits. The audio studios in Dana Hall are home to our industry-standard equipment. Our electronics labs feature test equipment by Agilent and Tektronics, breadboards and an extensive parts library, and desktop computers with digital and analog circuit design software.


The Dana Hall recording studios consist of our analog suite and our digital suite, which house five performance spaces, a vintage, all-analog MCI mixing console and 24-track analog reel-to-reel recorder, a Sony digital mixing console, four Pro Tools digital audio workstations and our wide selection of microphones from Telefunken, Shure, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, AKG, Audix, and more.


The small size and broad focus of the University of Hartford allows for small class sizes and countless possibilities.
Students may choose from minors and double majors in Cinema, Communications, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Computer Engineering Technology while taking electives in Music Theory, Mathematics, Business, and Psychology. Our small student-to-teacher ratio means one-on-one attention from faculty. We take pride in our uniquely personal atmosphere.

Audio Engineering Society

The AES Student Section at the University of Hartford unites students of the Hartt School's Music Production and Technology, CETA's Acoustical Engineering and Music, and the Audio Engineering Technology programs. Devoted to educating members through lectures, student presentations, tutorials, and workshops, the chapter also works to connect its members to the industry through trips to conferences and conventions and by providing employers with a way to reach University of Hartford students. lab

Alumni Success

Students are prepared for work in media production, broadcast audio, product maintenance, manufacturing, repair, automation, and live sound. Alumni of Hartford's Audio Engineering Technology program have continued their studies at institutions such as New York University, Boston University, and Stamford University, and have worked a variety of companies and artists including:

Telefunken USA

NBC Olympics

The Hit Factory

North American Theatrix

Paravid Inc.






Mohegan Sun

GC Pro Audio

Webster Theatre

Wizard of Sound

Maryland Sound



Nevessa Production

Universal Pictures

Taylor Swift

Vertical Horizon

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