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Audio Engineering & Production
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18-month Audio Production & Engineering Program

The Audio Engineering & Production diploma program at the Centre for Arts and Technology will help you develop as both an artist and a music technician. This program provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in sound. You’ll tackle real-world audio engineering projects in our custom-built recording studios. This is an intensive program teaching foundational skills that will set you up for success in any audio and sound environment.

Students learn a broad range of important production skills, including:

  • Advanced Digital Audio Production
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Digital Music Arranging and Scoring
  • Music for TV and Film
  • Recording Studio Maintenance
  • Advanced Recording Techniques – Post Production
  • Digital Music Entrepreneur
  • Location Audio for Film & TV
  • Music Management & Marketing
  • Music Production

Music Theory—Music Composition—Scoring for Film Soundtracks—Pro Tools HD—Analog/Digital Studio Operations—Recording and Mixing in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound—Music Production—Editing and Sound Design—Film Set Location Recording—Recording and Mixing ADR, SFX for TV and Film.

Career Opportunites:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Post-Production Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Studio Designer
  • Location Audio Engineer
  • Foley Artist

Key Information:

  • Delivery: In-class
  • Duration: 72 weeks
  • Starts: July, October
  • Credential: Advanced Diploma
  • Wages: Average base salary $84,944/year

In just 18 months, as a graduate of the Audio Engineering & Production program, you could be at the helm of the soundboard for a worldwide concert tour, in the studio recording up-and-coming artists or recording sound effects for the next big video game.

Similar Options: Digital Music Production

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Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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