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

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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