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March 8, 2014  ::  Matt Aston
Recording Since graduating from the Atlanta Institute of Music, Matt Aston has become one of the busiest audio guys in Georgia: running audio for reality TV shows Kandi Factory, Auction Kings, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Big Rich Atlanta, The Dub Magazine Project, The Family Hustle (with T.I. and Tiny), and countless more!

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At AIMM you'll enjoy spectacular events like Soundcraft! "Mixing with Professionals" featuring Erykah Badu's front-of-house engineer and Kenneth Williams in live performances.

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology with a focus on either Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard or Voice 

AIMM is the only Pro Tools Certification Partner Facility in Georgia.  Upon successful completion of the program, students can take their Pro Tools Certifications for FREE.  This is a huge value add that you won't find anywhere else!

Our Mission

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media provides Music and Technology program students with the instructional environment necessary to develop both their technical and musical talents, and to acquire the skills to advance their musical aptitude and gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering.

Best Music Technology Degree ProgramThe Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's M&T AAS curriculum accomplishes this through class and practical application instruction, lab instruction, and live clinics featuring today's most well-known and innovative engineers, producers, and music industry professionals.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media's M&T AAS is taught by professionals whose work experience, certification and/or music/engineering degrees give each instructor the background to teach the demanding curriculum.

It is the belief of the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that music, along with its many technological facets, is the universal language and; therefore; welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media serves students without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

The program's stated objective is to provide the knowledge and assistance in producing a recorded portfolio needed to obtain employment or self-employment in music and/or production used in the world wide web, movies, television, radio, record labels, video, film, multi-media production studios, and live performance in or recording for bands and churches.

Program Description

The M&T AAS program consists of technical courses designed to provide the student with the necessary education to further his or her musical, recording and engineering abilities.

Students select an instrument of focus (Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, or Voice), and complete courses specific to that instrument, as well as recording and engineering courses.

The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering, in order to open opportunities in today's ever-changing music industry.

The program can be completed in 24 months (6 quarters of instruction and 2 quarters of breaks) of full-time attendance. Students may also choose to complete the program in an accelerated time frame of 18 months (6 sequential quarters with no breaks).

Pro Tools certification exams are FREE upon course completion.  Up to 6 different certifications are available (levels 1-4).  This is a huge value on top of our affordable tuition.  Check out our competitors, you won't find a better value for your educational dollars! 

Students in the Music and Technology:: Associate of Applied Science program are required to complete a requisite number of General Education credits.

Students wishing to attempt to transfer general education credits completed at other institutions must demonstrate appropriate comparability to the applied nature of the general education courses available at AIMM.

Students must also show proficiency on the instrument of their focus as described in Admissions procedures.

Music and Technology Curriculum
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Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology

Focus in Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, and Voice - Required Courses 


Instrument-Specific Technical Courses - Bass, Drums, Guitar Voice or Keyboard Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC 130   Reading I

BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC 230   Reading II


Reading III


Reading IV

BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC 120   Scales I / Technique I

Scales II / Technique II


Scales III / Technique III


Scales IV / Technique IV

Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 8

Interdisciplinary Technical Courses - Bass, Drums, Guitar Voice or Keyboard Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
INT 100   Performance I
INT 200   Performance II
INT 300   Performance III
INT 400   Performance IV
INT 301   Studio Performance III
INT 401   Studio Performance IV
INT 105   Skills Lab
INT 145   Music Theory Essentials I
INT 245   Music Theory Essentials II
INT 495   Music Business
Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required 32


Recording and Engineering Technical Courses for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, or Voice Focus

Course Number Course Title Credits
RCD 100   Pro Tools Native 101
RCD 130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
RCD 140   Introduction to Audio Production I
RCD 200  

Pro Tools Native 110

RCD 205   Studio Interconnect Basics
RCD 240  

Introduction to Audio Production II

RCD 300  

Pro Tools HD 201

RCD 340  

Introduction to Music Production

RCD 400  

Pro Tools HD 210M

RCD 410   Science & Art of Mastering
RCD 435  

Methods of Mixing

Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 30


Music and Technology: General Education Courses - All Focus Areas

Course Number Course Title Credits
HUM 110   Finding Poetry in Songwriting
HUM 115   Writing for Job Readiness
HUM 120   Contemporary Music Survey I
HUM 125   Contemporary Music Survey II
SOC 110   Survey of World Music
SOC 120   The Sociology of Popular Music
SCI 110   Introduction to Electronics
SCI 120   Physics of Sound and Music
MAT 110   Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs
MAT 120   Mathematical Foundations of Music
Total Available Credit Hours 30
The minimum requirement for general education credits is 23, with at least one
course from each of the four areas. Since AIMM’s general education courses are
three credits each, the student will take a total of eight general education courses.
Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required 24
Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology — Total Credit Hours 94

To better serve our students, curriculum is subject to change.
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