Available at the Renfrew campus.
60 credits - 20 courses - 12 months - 4 quarters - Certificate
Students train in digital and analogue recording studios using nonlinear recording technologies. Curriculum includes topics such as professional session engineering, microphone techniques, outboard equipment, MIDI, signal flow, critical listening, and audio/acoustic principles. Instruction includes non-linear digital audio theory, surround sound, system integration and synchronization (e.g., analogue, digital, video, automation) and advanced recording techniques. Practice and integration are emphasized along with technical skills, production and project management, and problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
The Art Institute of Vancouver offers a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the Independent Recording Arts Program. The object of this program is to provide students with basic skills for working independently in the recording arts industry. Students learn skills in recording engineering, digital music technology, and audio editing. In addition, students receive practical business skills and knowledge in order to work as a freelance recording arts specialist.
Method of Instruction
Instructional methods at The Art Institute of Vancouver include lecture, demonstration, tutorials, one-on-one instruction, and periodic examinations. Except for field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom/studio setting.
To receive a Certificate in Independent Recording Arts, students must complete a minimum of 60 quarter credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credits for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements outlined in the student handbook, and satisfy all financial obligations with The Art Institute of Vancouver.