Algonquin College

Music Industry Arts


Start your music industry career - learn the world of audio production and the business of music.
With a condensed format of 42 weeks, the Music Industry Arts Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to start your music industry career. You learn how to work as a producer, engineer or music professional in today`s music industry.
As a student, you produce multi-track recordings in a real studio environment where you learn the full range of audio engineering and music production skills.
Although the primary focus is on audio production, the program also has a significant focus on the business side of the music industry to assist artists and songwriters prepare for their career in a creative industry. Explore:

legal contracts
copyright issues
music publishing
marketing and promotion
emerging technologies
Discover the inner workings of recording and the business of music, which could help you further your music career. Experienced, industry-connected faculty prepare you to budget, schedule and prepare a business plan for a recording project.
During the program, you work in small studio lab classes to gain hands-on experience in the recording studio with guidance from an instructor. Individual time in the studio lets you experience what it is like to control your own recording session. You can use this time for your own projects, mastering the equipment or applying techniques learned in class.
There are many different career paths in the industry after graduation. You may find employment as:

a performing artist or songwriter
an audio engineer
a producer
a personal manager
a music publisher
a concert promoter
This program is well-suited for students who have:

A broad background in music.
Knowledge and appreciation for all types of music.
A passion for the arts and entertainment.
An interest in the recording industry and its role in today`s entertainment field.
A strong work ethic.
Experience with computers.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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