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Professional Sound (Audio Specialist)

Classes Start: September

For those seeking the ultimate career in audio, we offer our two-year Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) program. With a curriculum encompassing all aspects of the audio world, from inside the recording studio to the live stage, this program is the professional sound engineer’s ultimate educational experience.


  • Graduates earn a Diploma in Professional Sound as an Audio Specialist.
  • Full-time, two year program strategically designed to get you thoroughly trained in all aspects of recorded sound and live sound.
  • Intensive practical experience in the theories and artistic styles used to setup and operate audio equipment for a variety of studio and live event 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.
  • Extensive study and practical hands-on experience in the areas of analog and digital sound reinforcement technologies.
  • Prepare for a career as a recording engineer for music, film and television post-production, digital media and a wide variety of live sound applications such as a FOH engineer, monitor engineer or audio system tech.
  • Incredible opportunities to network and collaborate with students in other Metalworks Institute programs.
  • Our exclusive educational partnership with Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Production Group provides students with unprecedented learning environments and networking opportunities.
  • The Professional Sound – Audio Specialist program is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005.



  • Recording Engineering & Recording Studio Techniques
  • Live Audio Systems
  • Music Production
  • Live Recording & Mixing
  • Music Software & Digital Workstation Technologies
  • Audio Post-Production for Film and Television
  • Live Analog and Digital Consoles
  • MIDI and Synthesis
  • Acoustic Principles
  • Critical Listening
  • Music Theory & Applications
  • Musical Styles & Genres
  • Electricity and Electronics Principles
  • Entertainment Business & Contracts
  • Live Stage Monitoring Systems
  • Audio Signal Processing Techniques
  • Employment Strategies
  • Health & Safety in the Live Event Industry
  • Theoretical and Practical Electricity and Electronics
  • Show Systems Maintenance
  • Audio Signal Processing Techniques
  • Show System Installations



  • 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, studio and live sound industries, possess creative aptitude and computer literacy.
  • Program applications and a guide to the application process can be found at



  • 2 Year Full-Time Program
  • 1620 Hours of Instruction
  • Typical class hours range between 20-24 hours per week
  • 12-15 additional study hours per week are highly recommended



Metalworks Institute
Metalworks Plaza
3611 Mavis Rd.  Mississauga ON.  Canada L5C 1T7
Telephone: 905.279.4000
Toll-Free: 866.783.2200
Fax: 905.279.4012

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