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About this Diploma Program
The Audio Production & Engineering Diploma 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 students with a comprehensive understanding of the 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 knowledge derived from over 40 years of real-world success, resulting in a program designed to optimize future career opportunities.
Graduates of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program are eligible for a Degree Pathway into Yorkville University's Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree.
Graduates of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program are eligible to apply to Metalworks Institute's Post-Graduate Music Mixing & Mastering Program.
The Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program is available in On-Campus, Online, & Hybrid formats.
On-Campus Diploma Programs are 100% in-person with all classes taught at our campus in Mississauga.
Online Diploma Programs are 100% online. All classes are taught remotely and include both synchronous and asynchronous material.
Hybrid Diploma Programs are taught through both online and in-person classes at our campus in Mississauga.
The Audio Engineering & Production program will actively guide and mentor students to the completion of the following capstone projects for inclusion into their graduate portfolio:
- Commercial studio engineered track (recorded, edited, mix ready, & deliverables)
- Commercial studio produced track (arranged, managed, mixed, mastered, & deliverables)
- AVID Pro Tools User Certification (PT101 & PT110)
- Completed audio-related electronic device (built, soldered, and tested)
- Post-production sound effect placement for film
- Post-Production film music placement & edit
- Complete film trailer production (Music, SFX, VO, mix & deliverables)
- Full ATMOS mix (Immersive audio)
- Industry ready music production/composition (MIDI programmed composition, synthesized layers and timbres, edited, mixed, mastered & ready for distribution)
All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.
Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.
Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.
Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.
Degree Pathways - Laurier
The Metalworks Institute-Laurier pathway offers an opportunity for Metalworks Institute graduates to receive two semesters of credits (one-year) toward a four-year Laurier Bachelor of Music degree. Laurier students can spend three terms at Metalworks Institute and receive an Audio Production and Engineering Diploma that will be credited towards a year of their Laurier Bachelor of Music degree. Alternatively, Laurier University music students can enroll in Metalworks Institute’s unique courses on an ‘a-la-carte’ basis to supplement their university experience.
FROM METALWORKS INSTITUTE
Audio Production & Engineering Diploma graduates will receive two semesters of credits (one-year) toward a four-year Laurier Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Self-Directed Studies. Minimum academic performance requirements apply.
FROM LAURIER UNIVERSITY
Laurier University students can spend three terms at Metalworks Institute and receive an Audio Production and Engineering Diploma that will be credited towards a year of their Laurier Bachelor of Music degree.
Laurier University’s renowned Faculty of Music is dedicated to fostering artistic and scholarly development of the highest calibre and to providing a creative environment for student success. Its students, faculty and outside artists present upwards of 100 concerts and events a year to the public.
The Faculty of Music offers two undergraduate programs: a Bachelor of Music and Ontario’s only Bachelor of Music Therapy. The Bachelor of Music offers many concentrations, including Canada’s first in community music, as well as composition, music education, integrated musical arts, music history, theory and critical analysis, performance, and self-directed studies.
Degree Pathways - Yorkville
Metalworks Institute has partnered with Yorkville University to offer Degree Pathways.
Students who successfully complete the Audio Production & Engineering Degree Pathway will graduate with a Diploma from Metalworks Institute and a Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree from Yorkville University. Students who complete the Music Mixing & Mastering Degree Pathway will graduate with a Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma from Metalworks Institute and a Degree from Yorkville University. Upon completion of the Degree Pathway, international students are eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit.
Contact our Admissions Team to learn more about Metalworks Institute's Degree Pathways.