Over the course of 18 weeks, students will work in a professional recording environment of three separate recording, mixing, and ADR studios, and our DANTE networked DAW production lab featuring 24 workstations each with Pro Tools, Ableton, Reason, and Universal Audio software and plugins. For six hours a day, five days a week, students will be instructed in the major areas of audio engineering and production.
One of our primary objectives is to provide maximum production time for students. Students will have the use of the facilities for their personal projects from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm during the weekdays and all day on Saturday. The average student will have access to studio time for at least 8 to 12 hours per week and access to the DAW lab over 50 hours per week in addition to the 30 hours per week they have in classes.
The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with a deep and broad understanding of all things sound including the business and legal implications and entrepreneurial opportunities of producing and engineering sound recordings of songs and compositions. Experiential learning through doing, incredible access to studio time and DAWs, information about how to monetize your skills and work, these are the objectives of our program.
The outcomes we expect are for the student to understand the major facets of the music business and the multiple career opportunities they offer, especially to the entrepreneur who understands that creating music comes with the rights of publication, thanks to copyright law. The skills and tools of audio production and engineering are not only very specific but they are fungible as well and lead into many directions in the creative, IP economy of the region and the country. Almost every aspect of the music industry is growing and has been for a number of years: live music, recorded music, licensing and streaming. All indications are for continued growth.