Additionally, you’ll venture into the areas of contracts and organizing music festivals to help broaden your career prospects. No matter your ambition in the live sound field, the program will equip you with the right balance of theoretical and practical skills, assisted by an internship in your third semester. By the time you complete the program, you’ll be a versatile professional capable of adapting your skills to a range of different venues.
Our instructors are constantly working to update the program to keep you at the cutting edge of the industry. Additionally, our team are trained in state-of-the-art recording and editing equipment to help you thrive in any aspect of today’s sound industry.
Skills and Competencies
Throughout this program, you will learn some of the following skills:
Under the provisions of section 4 of the College Education Regulations concerning the conditions of admission, a person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
Documents required for your admission:
All applications for admission must be accompanied by the following documents:
Documents written in language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.
Term 1 is dedicated to building your understanding of a venue’s acoustics, how to adapt to it to maximize sound quality as well as how to set up a public address (PA) system and effectively manage the sound during conferences. You’ll also learn how to read and interpret a technical rider (an artist’s technical requirements in their contract) and adapt the stage setup and equipment to meet their needs. Keeping in mind the requirements of the artist, you’ll consider how to effectively select the audio equipment for the client and to cater to technical specifications of the venue.
Term 2: In this term, you will learn how to properly and safely set up audio/public address systems (e.g. connecting wires, managing electricity concerns, performing sound checks, troubleshooting, etc.). Importantly, you will also consider health and safety protocols in the live sound industry, how to effectively record live concerts as well as the foundations of planning concerts and music festivals.
Term 3 : will focus on the structure and inner workings of the live sound industry (e.g. key players, current trends, how to effectively advance their career within it, etc.) as well as how to effectively maintain and perform basic repairs on commonly-used audio equipment.
During this term, you must complete an internship. You’ll be provided with guidance on how to find one that matches your career aspirations, how to behave in a professional manner as well as how to maximize the benefits of this experience.
Total Course Fees: $13700
Non-refundable application fee of $50.00 and
Admission fee of $200.00
Scholarship Available $4000