The Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) program is ideal for students interested in understanding the recording, music and entertainment industries from a business, technical and creative standpoint. With in-depth studies encompassing all aspects of recording production, engineering and entertainment business management, the courses in this exciting program strike a balance between a technical and business education. The program provides students with a well-rounded perspective, allowing expanded career pathways into the music, film and broadcast industries, as well as related areas in the entertainment business sector.

Two Year Diploma
Classes Start: September

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  • Graduates earn a Diploma in Professional Sound & Business – Studio Production Major.
  • Full-time, two year program focused on both the business and creative sides of entertainment including the music, film and broadcast industries.
  • 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 with highly specialized business skills or a career in the business of entertainment with highly specialized audio skills.
  • 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.
  • Extensive business networking opportunities derived through our educational partnerships with industry leading companies provide the most up to date information on trends and technologies impacting the entertainment business.
  • All of our full-time diploma programs are approved vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005.
  • Recording Engineering & Recording Studio Techniques
  • Music Production
  • Music Publishing
  • Music Software & Digital Workstation Technologies
  • Audio Post-Production for Film and Television
  • MIDI and Synthesis
  • Entertainment Marketing, Promotion & Publicity
  • Acoustic Principles
  • Business Technologies and Financial Management
  • Music Management: Artist Management and Broadcast Management
  • Music Theory & Applications
  • Music & Culture
  • Intellectual Properties & Entertainment Contract Law
  • Digital Audio
  • Audio Signal Processing Techniques
  • Applicants must have an OSSD or equivalent
  • Mature applicants are welcome.
  • Acceptance to the program is limited and subject to an academic assessment and acceptance interview.
  • It is also expected that applicants demonstrate keen interest in the recording studio industries and entertainment business, and possess creative aptitude and computer literacy.
  • A guide to the application process can be found here.
  • 2 Year Full-Time Program
  • 1920 Hours of Instruction
  • Typical class hours range between 20-22 hours per week
  • 10-12 additional study hours per week are highly recommended

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Courses: Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major)

Metalworks Institute

Canada’s Premier Entertainment Arts School