The Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) Program is a fully articulated block transfer program. Students aspiring to a higher level of academic work and/or are clear about their desire to transfer to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) may apply for the articulated program at the beginning of their studies at The Art Institute Vancouver. The program includes all course work in the Professional Recording Arts Diploma Program with additional academic and project requirements and higher expectations regarding academic achievement. Additional courses include Media Studies and Technology, and Directed Studies. The program requires the completion of a variety of written papers through Directed Studies courses. In addition, students are required to complete a major collaborative project.
The Art Institute of Vancouver offers a Diploma of Achievement upon successful completion of the Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) Program. This program lasts six academic quarters and contains 108 quarter credits. Each course within the program is worth three quarter credits and the program consists of 36 courses. Successful graduates of this program are guaranteed an interview for advanced standing in the LIPA BA (Honours) Sound Technology Degree Program in Liverpool, UK.
Students must apply for the Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) program at the beginning of the regular Professional Recording Arts Program. In order to be considered into the Professional Recoding Arts - LIPA Program, interested students must fulfill the follow requirements.
1. Students must agree to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 or better throughout their program.
2. Provide a 1000 word essay on career goals and how the Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) Program will help the student achieve his/her goals.
Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to fill out the Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) Preparatory Program Agreement form that will be considered as part of the enrollment agreement.
To receive a Diploma in Professional Recording Arts (LIPA), students must complete a minimum of 108 quarter credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 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.
The Diploma in Professional Recording Arts is a six-quarter, full time course of study that prepares students with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to work in the field of audio. Graduates from the Diploma program may begin careers in music recording, live sound, television, home studio, radio, studio management, corporate AV, technical support, and others.