Our students and faculty have created a list of the most commonly-asked questions to help guide your music education journey. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our admission and enrollment office for more information.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our Los Angeles-based campus is located at 8729 Aviation Blvd. Suite 1 Inglewood, CA 90301. Our building is part of a complex, and we are the first building on the left when you turn into the complex.
Q: Where can I park on campus?
A:Although no onsite parking is available, our students use street parking or Uber/Lyft to 1500 Sound Academy at their convenience.
Q: Can I tour the campus?
We offer tours to prospective students interested in attending our school. Please schedule your campus tour here.
Q: Do you have any campuses outside of LA?
A: Yes, our partner campus is based in Taipei, Taiwan. Our Taiwan location address is No. 88, Yanchang Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110. Visit our Taiwanese campus website for more information.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: Potential students can follow the enrollment process on our website. For our Music & Industry Fundamentals, DJ Fundamentals, and live online programs, you will need to upload a resume, links to work, social media pages and/or websites, a copy of your high school transcript and diploma, and pay a $50 application fee. There is also a phone interview and a short assessment. For our on-demand online courses, you can simply select All 6 Courses or Individual Course(s), add them to your cart, and begin learning from the courses once you’ve checked out.
Q: Do you offer courses online?
Q: Do you offer your DJ classes online?
A: At this time, all DJ classes are held in-person only.
Q: What Will I Learn?
A: Students who enroll at 1500 Sound Academy enjoy a comprehensive and in-depth view of the music industry through the eyes of professional artists. We offer a variety of classes on every aspect of music-making, including:
- Audio Mixing and Mastering
- Musician Branding
- Studio Etiquette
- Negotiating Contracts
- DJ Fundamentals
- And More
Browse our courses online or contact our admissions representatives for more information.
Q: Will I be accepted if I just started making music recently?
A: 1500 Sound Academy accepts students at the beginning of their journey, as well as experienced students. Acceptance is determined on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to admissions for more information.
Q: Do you have any guest lecturers?
A: Yes. In addition to world-class instructors, we host a lot of highly respected and well-known guest speakers and lecturers. You are going to learn from some of the biggest names in the business.
Q: Do you keep up with the latest trends in technology and the business?
A: It’s what we do. The music industry is always evolving, and we work hard to remain at the forefront of it. We utilize the latest equipment, follow current trends, and update our curriculum to keep up with changes in the industry to ensure that our students are always leading the charge and innovating new sounds.
Q: Do you hold special events?
A: We are always looking for ways to help our artists showcase their talent and put their names out there. As an in-person student, you’ll enjoy special events on campus and off and experience the excitement of the industry first-hand. You can also explore our virtual workshops and other offerings online.
Q: Who will be instructing my course?
A: Browse this list of our faculty and their specializations.
Degrees & Certifications
Q: What degrees or certifications do you offer?
A: Upon successful completion of our program, students will receive a certificate of completion.
Q: Is 1500 Sound Academy an accredited institution?
A: The Academy is approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education, a division of the California Consumer Affairs Department. We offer certificates of completion for our programs. The Academy is not yet accredited by a national or regional accreditation body.
Q: Can I enroll as an international student?
A: Currently, we are not able to offer M-1 or F-1 Visas for our on-campus program or live online Program. It may be possible to attend on a "vacation visa." Visas are granted at the discretion of a student's home country. On-demand Online Courses can be enrolled virtually anywhere. Please reach out to admissions for help with your specific case.
Q: Will you accept transfer credits from other schools?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Do your credits transfer to other schools?
A: The Academy does have credit transfer agreements with specific institutions. Please reach out to our admissions office for information regarding the institutions we currently have agreements with.
Q: Do you offer loans?
Q: Do you offer scholarships?
Q: Are there payment plans?
A: Payment plans are available through Climb, a student lending creditor. Learn more about Climb financing options on our website.
Q: How much does it cost to attend 1500 Sound Academy?
A: All costs are based on the program you choose. Here are the most popular programs:
MUSIC & INDUSTRY FUNDAMENTALS ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM: $12,500 (Full Program/6 Courses) l $2,250 (Single Course)
MUSIC & INDUSTRY FUNDAMENTALS LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM: $8,640 (Full Program/6 Courses) l $1,800 (Single Course)
ON DEMAND: $3,000 (6 Course. Bundle) l $549 (Single Course)
DJ FUNDAMENTALS ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM: $12,500 (Full Program/6 Courses) | $2,250 (Single Course)
Q: How long does the program last?
Q: Do you have equipment partnerships?
A: 1500 Sound Academy has partnerships with leading industry manufacturers who generously provide professional equipment and products that support our curriculum for students to use on-campus.
Ready to make music with us? Contact our admissions department and we’ll guide you through the next steps of the application process.