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Music and Recording Arts


Music and Recording Arts

Duration: 4.5 semesters
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Faculty: Creative Studies
Certification: Diploma of Technology

Program Description

The Music and Recording Arts program is designed to provide students with the technological and creative skills needed for success in today’s digital-based music industry. The heightened expertise and artistry of members of the music industry within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has led to an increasing demand for recording artists. In the past, many recording artists have had to leave the province to record their work; Newfoundland Labrador is now ready to meet the demands of its artists for top quality recording.

Working primarily on the Macintosh platform, students will learn industry standard music software for audio recording and processing. Practical applications include: studio design and acoustics, microphone placement, signal flow, I/O connections, hardware- and software-based effects, dynamics processing, as well as mixing and mastering. Students will also learn to create advertisements for radio broadcast and video/audio synchronization. The program also includes courses in music theory, song-writing, and arranging. Students will gain hands-on studio experience and develop portfolios by engineering and producing each other’s projects.

Program Courses

Advanced Music Theory Job Search Skills
Advertising Copywriting Fundamentals Introduction to Sound and Sound Transmission
Analog and Digital Sound Theory Live Sound Reinforcement
Computer Applications I Microphones and Microphone Placement
Computer Applications II Music Business and Industry
Computer Music Applications Postproduction: Editing
Creating and Recording Radio Advertisements Postproduction: Mastering
Effects and Dynamic Processing Postproduction: Mixing
Entrepreneurship Recording Producer and Engineer
Fundamentals of Music Recording Studio Design and Applied Techniques
Human Relations and Ethical Issues Song-writing
Instrumental Arranging Video Production Fundamentals
Introduction to MIDI Vocal Arranging and Recording

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Music and Recording Arts program, students will work as recording studio engineers, music producers, music arrangers, sound and video technicians, in addition to opportunities for self-employment.  

Entrance Requirements

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