Metalworks Institute Campus
Metalworks Institute’s ever-expanding campus is always in development and boasts the world’s most advanced technologies. Along with shared professional facilities at Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Production Group, our Show Production Lab and Digital Audio/MIDI Lab, as well as the studios, performance stages, lecture halls and classrooms offer unparalleled real-world integration.
Metalworks Institute’s three campus studios were designed by world-renowned acoustician Terry Medwedyk of Group One Acoustics and feature SSL and ICON Consoles; Pro Tools HD systems; effects and dynamic processors including Urei, Lexicon, TC-Electronics, and DBX; as well as plug-ins from UAD, Waves, McDSP, AVID, Slate Digital, Antares, Focusrite, Melodyne, and others.
Show Production Workshop
Our exclusive educational partnership with Metalworks Production Group provides students with hands-on access to a vast array of the latest professional live sound and lighting equipment. Metalworks Institute’s Live Event & Concert Production workshops provide students with experience on both digital and analog sound equipment from makers like L-Acoustics, Sennheiser, Digidesign, VTC, Shure, QSC, Lab.gruppen, JBL, Midas, Adamson, Electro-Voice and Soundcraft.
Metalworks Institute’s Lighting & System Installation workshops give students exceptional experience on lighting systems from Martin, ETC and GrandMA as well as with the engineering of rigging, sound, lighting, staging, and video systems.
The Woz Lab was given its title in recognition of Apple co-founder and Metalworks supporter Steve Wozniak, widely considered to be the preeminent pioneer of the personal computer. This 50-seat lab is equipped with HD video projection and Dolby Digital EX 6.1 surround audio, and provides students with individual workspaces complete with power, ethernet, and MIDI controllers. Students also have access to a dedicated media server which contains a large collection of audio and video media, including sound effects libraries by Sound Ideas, Hollywood Edge, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros, and Lucasfilm, as well as music libraries by Mix, Tunedrive, Trailer Trax, and Turner Music.
The North Auditorium / Performance Stage provides students with a creative space to learn both the technical and creative essentials of live performance. Our exclusive educational partnership with Metalworks Production Group provides students with hands-on access to a vast array of the latest professional live sound and lighting equipment and musical instruments. This multi-faceted venue is used for lectures and workshops, as well as music clinics by our award-winning faculty, adjunct faculty, and guest clinicians. The stage is also home to the MWI Open Mic and a wide variety of student shows and performances.
Metalworks Institute’s 200-seat Lecture Hall was designed to provide our students with the optimal learning environment for lecture-based classes. Class facilities include comfortable swivel seating, individual power and ethernet connections, a surround audio system, and HD video projection. Our lecture hall also provides an ideal space for guest lectures from our award-winning adjunct faculty.
Our Microsoft and Mac-supported classrooms feature industry-leading audio/visual teaching aids. We believe that providing students with comfortable, well-equipped classrooms facilitates an enhanced learning experience and strengthens information retention.
The common areas and campus grounds provide a creative and inspiring space for students to interact with their peers, faculty members, and staff. The North Hall and the South Lounge are both ideal spaces for students to socialize, study, create, share music, watch TV or even start a spontaneous jam session between classes.
The continual growth of our campus will support future programs as we continue to explore creative ways of producing exceptionally skilled graduates in all areas of the entertainment industry.
Open House & Campus Tour:
To check out our campus for yourself, come spend the afternoon with us, tour our facilities and meet the staff at one of our upcoming Open Houses.
Personal Campus Tour:
Alternatively, you can book a personal campus tour with an Admissions Counsellor. Enter your information in the chat on the bottom right and we will get back to you to confirm the time and date of your tour. You can also contact your Admissions Counsellor directly by calling (905) 279-4000 toll free: 1(866) 783-2200 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org