AUDIO PRODUCTION & ENGINEERING DIPLOMA

The Audio Production & Engineering program incorporates the progressive recording and production skill-sets required to succeed in today’s high-tech audio recording environments. From music creation to music production, this program has been designed to provide you with comprehensive understanding of the ever- evolving world of recording including both large format recording and ‘in the box’ technologies.  The vast experience of Metalworks Studios has infused this curriculum with a wealth of in-depth knowledge, derived from over 40 years of real-world success, resulting in a program designed to optimize your future career opportunities.


One Year Diploma
Classes Start: September

To arrange a tour of our campus or to contact our Admissions Department:
admissions@metalworksinstitute.com


 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • Graduates earn a Diploma in Audio Production & Engineering.
  • Full-time, one year program strategically designed to get you thoroughly trained in all aspects of recorded sound.
  • Intensive practical experience in the theories and artistic styles used to setup and operate recording equipment for a variety of studio applications.
  • Extensive study and practical hands-on experience in the areas of analog and digital recording technologies, acoustic principles, music production, MIDI and audio signal processing applications.
  • Prepare for a career as an audio engineer for music, film and television post-production and digital media.
  • Incredible opportunities to network and collaborate with students in other Metalworks Institute programs.
  • Our exclusive educational partnership with Metalworks Studios provides students with unprecedented learning environments and networking opportunities.
  • All of our full-time diploma programs are approved vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005.
AREAS OF STUDY
  • Recording Engineering & Recording Studio Techniques
  • Music Production
  • Music Software & Digital Workstation Technologies
  • Audio Post-Production for Film and Television
  • MIDI and Synthesis
  • Acoustic Principles
  • Music Theory & Applications
  • Musical Styles & Genres
  • Electricity and Electronics Principles
  • Entertainment Business & Contracts
  • Digital Audio
  • Audio Signal Processing Techniques
  • Employment Strategies
 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Applicants must have an OSSD or equivalent.
  • Mature applicants are welcome to apply.
  • Acceptance to the program is limited and subject to an academic assessment and acceptance interview.
  • It is also expected that applicant’s demonstrate keen interest in the recording and studio industries, possess creative aptitude and computer literacy.
  • Program applications and a guide to the application process can be found at www.metalworksinstitute.com.
COURSE DURATION
  • 1 Year Full-Time Program
  • 1020 Hours of Instruction
  • Typical class hours range between 22-26 hours per week
  • 10-12 additional study hours per week are highly recommended

To arrange a tour of our campus or to contact our Admissions Department:
admissions@metalworksinstitute.com


Courses: Audio Production & Engineering
What is the business of entertainment? What is the relationship between creating music and art, and earning money from that art? What are the elements that make up this industry, and how do they connect and intersect to create the vast array of entertainment content that we watch, hear and see? During this course, students will be introduced to the music, broadcast, motion picture, game and live event industries and their various subsidiaries. Students will examine the nature of intellectual property and copyright, discuss the often conflicting relationship between art and commerce, and examine the relationship between content creators and consumers.
This course introduces students to topics related to entertainment law, with emphasis on entertainment contracts and intellectual property protection. Students explore the impact of the digital revolution and its impact on the entertainment industry and explore strategies for protecting and exploiting rights within the digital domain. Students are also introduced to entertainment agreements and evolving trends and the impact of entertainment law on specific entertainment industry sectors.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to properly represent themselves as working professionals in the entertainment industry.  During this course students will be introduced to resume writing, communication skills, business ethics, goal recognition, as well as practical information and practical exercises that will enhance career development plans and improve job search skills. Students will also examine the various jobs and career paths within the entertainment industry.
This course will provide students with a broad and thorough insight into basic and advanced rudiments of music theory and composition. During this course students will be introduced to notation, structure, terms and symbols, chord structures and scales in a practical sense to compose and arrange music. Students will also be introduced to the core concepts of harmony and arranging and apply them to practical exercises.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the practical applications and creative principles used in sound for motion picture and television. During the course, students will be introduced to various post-production principles and techniques in a practical hands-on environment. Students will explore and develop the recording and editing techniques used for sound design, dialogue, sound effects, foley and music for film, television, games and mobile applications.
This course will provide students with an introduction into the theoretical and creative principles used in sound for motion picture, television and other visual entertainment media. During this course, students will gain insight to the history of motion picture sound, terminology, technology and post-production concepts. This course will also introduce the students to the techniques and practices of the sound designer, sound editor, dialogue editor, sound effects editor, music editor, and re-recording mixer in the film and television industries.
This course will provide students with the comprehensive practical skills needed to work with digital audio recording technologies, and is designed to cover the practical application of the theoretical principles learned in the Digital Technologies course. During this course, students will develop advanced practical skills using hardware and software based digital technologies, as well as the principles and techniques of advanced recording and editing of music on a DAW through a comprehensive study of Pro Tools.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the theoretical, technical, creative and artistic principles of sound and recording in the digital domain. During this course students will be introduced to digital audio basics, hardware, software and interfaces through theory, application and operating principles.
This course will provide students with a practical and creative introduction into synthesizer technology, synthesis, sampling and the MIDI Protocol. During this course students will be introduced to synthesizers and the creative practical application of keyboards, hardware and software as it applies to musical composition and production.
This course will provide students with advanced insight into the theoretical, technical and creative principles of synthesizers, synthesis and the MIDI Protocol. During this course students will be introduced to synthesizer and MIDI history, terminology, technology and the creative practical application of keyboards, hardware and software.
This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the technical, creative and business responsibilities of a record producer. During this course students will be introduced to production communication skills, the creative, business and management responsibilities of today’s music producers and an overview of record producers and their music throughout the history of recorded music.
This course will provide students with a broad and thorough insight into the history of music and art, and their impact on and from culture. During this course students will be introduced to the evolution of music and the interrelationships between various musical styles and genres through historical study.
This course will provide students with comprehensive insight into the principles of electricity and electronics. During this course students will be introduced to a variety of concepts and terms including electric charges, electromagnetic fields, electric current, electric circuits, electric fields, and electric potential as well as the use of electricity as it pertains to show systems in live entertainment. In addition, students will examine analog and digital electronics, including the concepts behind fundamental circuits found in nearly all electronic instruments, such as the behavior of passive Ohmic elements, resistors, capacitors, inductors, in circuits (voltage dividers and filters) and passive non-Ohmic components like diodes and transistors in circuits.
This course will provide students with a complete introduction into the principles of sound through a comprehensive study of physics. During this course students will be introduced to acoustic principles, wave propagation and auditory perception.
This course will provide students with thorough insight into the theoretical, technical, creative and artistic principles of sound and recording. During this course students will be introduced to applied acoustic principles, microphones, signal flow, recording studio equipment, console operation, session protocols and communication skills. Students will also be introduced to microphone placement, signal paths and studio environments, including live and broadcast. Students will gain knowledge of practical physics and become technically capable and encouraged to begin acting and thinking as professional recording engineers.
This course will provide students with thorough practical application of the theoretical, technical, creative and artistic principles of sound and recording. During this course students will be introduced to applied acoustic principles, microphones, signal flow, recording studio equipment, console operation, session protocols and communication skills. Students will also be introduced to microphone placement, signal paths and studio environments, including live and broadcast. Students will gain knowledge of practical physics and become technically capable and encouraged to begin acting and thinking as professional recording engineers.
This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction into the techniques used by successful songwriters to craft memorable songs. During this course, students will analyze contemporary songs through a study of lyrics, melody, chord progressions, rhythm, form, arrangement and production styles, in order to begin to understand the principles and techniques used to create commercially successful and marketable music.

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