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Associate of Applied Science

Show Production

About This Program

From concerts to corporate productions to conventions, show production professionals are in demand across a wide range of industries.

The Show Production Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students with the skills for a career in live event production. You’ll learn how to effectively manage audio, lighting, video, and concert media design for a variety of venues.

One of the Best Music Schools — In Tune Monthly, 2018 & 2021

Upcoming Start Dates
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 3
  • September 30

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Program at a Glance




Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Audio Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Show Production.

  • I enjoy working behind the scenes.
  • I did theater in high school.
  • I like how live shows are different every night.
  • I'm interested in learning about lighting techniques.
  • I enjoy working as part of a team.

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Audio Workstations - This course explores the digital audio workstation environment through an overview of digital audio concepts and practices.

Lighting Concepts & Design - This course is dedicated to conventional lighting-system concepts and introduces students to color theory, photometrics, truss systems, conventional fixtures, dimmers, and terminology.

Live Production Management - Students will focus on technology implementation, systems design, documentation, and techniques used in developing preproduction strategies and post-event evaluations.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Auralia (Download)
  • iLok USB Dongle
  • On-Stage Stands - Desktop Microphone Stand
  • Sennheiser E835-N Microphone
  • Sennheiser HD280 PRO Headphone
  • StageMaster 25ft XLR Microphone Cable
  • Universal Audio Volt 2
  • 4-port USB Hub (Powered)
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Chop Shop FX (Download)
  • Logic Pro (Download)
  • Musition (Download)
  • Pro Tools - Ultimate (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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