North Auditorium

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.


Studio 7

Studio 7 was designed by world-renowned acoustician Terry Medwedyk of Group One Acoustics and features an SSL G-Series console, Pro Tools HD system, Neumann and Yamaha monitors, effects and dynamic processors by Urei, Lexicon, TC-Electronics, plug-ins by UAD, McDSP, Waves, AVID, Focusrite, Native Instruments, and Slate Digital, and a wide variety of microphones from Neumann, Sennheiser, Shure, AKG, Audio Technica, and M-Audio.


Studio 8

Studio 8 was designed by world-renowned acoustician Terry Medwedyk of Group One Acoustics and features an SSL G-Series console, Pro Tools HD system, Neumann and Yamaha monitors, effects and dynamic processors by Urei, Lexicon, TC-Electronics, plug-ins by UAD, McDSP, Waves, AVID, Focusrite, Native Instruments, and Slate Digital.


Studio 9

Studio 9 features an 80-fader Avid ICON Control Surface, Pro Tools HD system, Neumann 5.1 monitoring, and a variety of software including Logic, Ableton, and Reason, and plugins from UAD, McDSP, Waves, AVID, Native Instruments, and Slate Digital.


Metalworks Institute Lobby

Walking through the front doors, students immediately feel the creative energy of the Metalworks Institute campus. The coffee bar, polished concrete floors, custom artwork featuring Metalworks Studios’ clients, specially designed lighting trusses, HD TVs, and the student lounge area all contribute to making the Lobby the main hub of activity at MWI.


Lecture Hall

Metalworks Institute’s 200-seat Lecture Hall was designed to provide 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. The Lecture Hall also provides an ideal space for guest lectures from our award-winning adjunct faculty.


Classroom 104

This 60-seat Microsoft and Mac-supported classroom features state of the art audio/visual teaching aids, including an Electro Voice sound system and an HD video projection system. We believe that providing students with comfortable, well-equipped classrooms facilitates an enhanced learning experience and strengthens information retention.


Classroom 103

This 60-seat Microsoft and Mac-supported classroom features state of the art audio/visual teaching aids, including an Electro Voice sound system, and an HD video projection system. We believe that providing students with comfortable, well-equipped classrooms facilitates an enhanced learning experience and strengthens information retention.


Common Area

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 and South Lounges are both ideal spaces for students to socialize, study, create, share music, watch TV, or even start a spontaneous jam session between classes.


Triumph Lane

Located inside the legendary Metalworks Studios, this area pays homage to the legacy of Canadian hard-rock power trio Triumph and features the band’s many gold and platinum albums, awards, and photos of the band members; Rik Emmet, Mike Levine, and Metalworks Institute’s founder and CEO Gil Moore.


Woz Lab

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.