AES Education Directory - Western Region, USA/Canada

Type 1 Courses - Course not normally in an accredited qualification or certificate or resulting in an in-house certificate/diploma (e.g. privately-run, non-accredited training courses; product courses)

A Place of Harmony

1452 W. 9th St. Ste. D
Upland, CA 91786, United States
Tel: 909-981-9775
Fax: 909-981-9775

Audio Engineering

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: In House Studio
Exact Duration: 9 months
Emphasis: General/Specific Knowledge of signal flow, set-up, Microphones, Studio Operation
Fee: $50.00/Mo (Internships/Waivers/Scholarships Available)
Internship/Work Placement: Case by Case Basis
Validating Body: None
Contact Person: Steven


Alta Center for Communication Arts

9014 N. 23rd Ave. Ste. 1
Phoenix, AZ 85021, United States
Tel: 1-888-729-4954
Fax: 602-749-5418
Internet: http://www.thealtacenter.com

Digital Audio Recording Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Recording Studio, Control Room, Industry standard equipment
Exact Duration: 200 clock hours 10 weeks in length
Emphasis: Digital Audio Recording Program
Fee: $2,610
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: Licensed by the State of Arizona
Contact Person: Jacqueline Vlcan


California College of Music

42 S Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106, United States
Tel: 626 577 1751
Fax: 626 577 1765
Internet: http://www.ccmcollege.com

Engineering & Music Production

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: 48 Track Digidesign Pro Tools Studio.
Exact Duration: 12 Months.
Fee: $14,000
Internship/Work Placement: We provide placement assistance.
Contact Person: Wayne Henderson


Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center

2650 Eliot Street
Denver, CO 80211, United States
Tel: 1-720-423-6675
Fax: 1-720-423-6604
Internet: http://www.dosomethingreal.com

Audio Engineering I

Last Updated: 2012-9-27

Facilities: PRoTools HD system with Control 24
Exact Duration: 1 semester
Emphasis: Introduction to careers in audio engineering and related fields (for high school students in the Denver area)
Fee: None
Internship/Work Placement: 1 semester
Validating Body: Denver Public School System
Contact Person: Joe Hall or Ron Jolly

Audio Engineering II

Last Updated: 2012-9-27

Facilities: PRoTools HD system with Control 24
Exact Duration: 1 semester
Emphasis: Advanced techniques in audio engineering and music production (for high school students in the Denver area)
Fee: None
Internship/Work Placement: 1 semester
Validating Body: Denver Public School System
Contact Person: Joe Hall and Ron Jolly


Future Rhythm

2996 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054, United States
Tel: 408-988-8732
Fax: 408-988-8318
Internet: http://www.futurerhythm.com

Digidesign Pro Tools Music/Post Production Certification

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Digidesign Certified Pro Tools Operator/Expert Certificates
Facilities: Mac or Windows systems with LE and TDM Pro Tools Systems
Exact Duration: 3-4 classes, 3 day per class, 8 hours per day
Emphasis: Pro Tools 101, 201, 210M, 210P,310M, 310P
Fee: $2495-$3595 (includes Books)
Internship/Work Placement: None
Validating Body: Bureau for Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education
Contact Person: Jon Taradalsky


MAPPS Audio School

33 S. Catalina Avenue #101
Pasadena, CA 91106, United States
Tel: 888-448-7070
Fax: 626-792-2235
Internet: http://audio-school.com

MAPPS Audio Engineering Course

Last Updated: 2012-2-13

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Facilities: Nationwide/Online
Exact Duration: 23 weeks
Emphasis: MAPPS Audio Engineering Course
Fee: $6950.00
Internship/Work Placement: Yes
Validating Body: Internal
Contact Person: Nick Holiday


Musicians Institute - Audio Engineering School

6752 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood, CA 90028, United States
Tel: 800-255-7529
Fax: (323) 462-1575
Internet: http://www.mi.edu

Music Business Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate Program
Facilities: Night and Part-Time Schedules Now Available, Financial AID, Guaranteed internships at labels
Exact Duration: 6 months, Classes begin every October and April.
Emphasis: Music Business Program
Internship/Work Placement: Universal, Bug Music, Frontline Management, Sony Entertainment, Warner/Chappell
Contact Person: Jack Sean


Pyramind

880 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Tel: 415-896-9800
Fax: 415-541-9310
Internet: http://www.pyramind.com

Apple Logic 7 Pro Certification

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Apple Logic 7 Pro Certificate
Facilities: Pyralab; 10 Intel iMac DAWs w/M-Box and Axioms. Pyralab2: 10 eMacs with Ozonics. PyraVault: ProTools HD 3, Control|24, Focusrite Red, Avalon Vt737 etc... The Roost: ProTools HD 2 System, Control|24
Exact Duration: 16 Weeks
Emphasis: Logic 101, Logic 201
Fee: ASK
Contact Person: Bryan Dale

Digidesign Pro Tools Operator Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Pro Tools Operator Certificate
Facilities: Pyralab; 8 DAWs w/M-Box and Radium 49. PyraVault: ProTools MixPlus, Control|24, Focusrite Red, Avalon Vt737 etc...Royal Chambers: ProTools MixPlus System, Control|24
Exact Duration: 16 Weeks
Emphasis: ProTools 101, ProTools 110, ProTools 201, ProTools210M
Fee: ASK
Contact Person: Bryan Dale

Electronic Music Producer Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Pro Tools Operator Certificate, Apple Logic 7 Pro, Apple DVD Studio Pro
Facilities: Pyralab; 10 Intel iMac DAWs w/M-Box and Axioms. Pyralab2: 10 eMacs with Ozonics. PyraVault: ProTools HD 3, Control|24, Focusrite Red, Avalon Vt737 etc... The Roost: ProTools HD 2 System, Control|24
Exact Duration: 12 Months
Emphasis: PT101,201,210M,Logic 1 2,Reason 1 2,Music Theory and Keyboard 1 2 3, Song Writing, Entrepreneurship, Music Production and Engineering 1 2 3, Synthesis & Sampling 201, Music Business, Laptop Performance, Art of Remixing
Fee: $17,995 (Base Cost) + tax + materials
Contact Person: Bryan Dale

Post Production Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Facilities: Pyralab; 10 Intel iMac DAWs w/M-Box and Axioms. Pyralab2: 10 eMacs with Ozonics. PyraVault: ProTools HD 3, Control|24, Focusrite Red, Avalon Vt737 etc... The Roost: ProTools HD 2 System, Control|24
Exact Duration: 12 Months
Emphasis: ProTools 101,201,210M,Logic 1 2,Reason 1 2, Music Production and Engineering 1 2 3, Synthesis & Sampling 201, Song Writing 1 2, Entrepreneurship, Sound for Picture 1 2 3
Fee: $14,995 (base cost) + tax + materials
Contact Person: Bryan Dale

Pyramind Digital Producer Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Pyramind Digital Producer Certificate
Facilities: Pyralab; 10 Intel iMac DAWs w/M-Box and Axioms. Pyralab2: 10 eMacs with Ozonics. PyraVault: ProTools HD 3, Control|24, Focusrite Red, Avalon Vt737 etc... The Roost: ProTools HD 2 System, Control|24
Exact Duration: 12 Months
Emphasis: ProTools 101,201,210M,Logic 1 2,Reason 1 2,Music Theory and Keyboard 1 2 3, Music Production and Engineering 1 2 3, Synthesis & Sampling 201, Song Writing 1 2, Entrepreneurship, Music Business, Art of Remixing, Laptop Performance, Sound for Picture 1 2 3
Fee: $19,995 (base cost) + tax + materials
Contact Person: Bryan Dale


Recording Connection

8306 Wilshire Bld.
Beverly Hills, CA 90046, United States
Tel: 800- 295- 4433
Fax: 310- 826- 8064
Internet: http://recordingconnection.com

Recording Studies

Last Updated: Before 2011

Facilities: At working recording studios
Contact Person: Jimi Petulla


Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109, United States
Tel: (805) 965-0581
Internet: http://sbcc.net/academic/music

Electronic Music/Sound Recording

Last Updated: Before 2011

Facilities: Small classroom recording facility. Includes computer based MIDI and digital audio editing and sequencing station, Kurzweil K2500 Sampling Synthesizer, Macintosh G4, ADAT, Digi001, and ProTools LE hard disk recording.
Exact Duration: 9 months
Emphasis: An introductory course covering the basics of electronic composition, sound reinforcement, and studio recording techniques.
Fee: $72 ($24 per unit)
Internship/Work Placement: No
Contact Person: Jim Mooy

Music Technology for Musicians

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Ability to read music. The purpose of this course is to retrain professional musicians using current technological tools.
Facilities: 4 headphone stations using Intel P4s running WinXP, ProTools LE, Finale, Band in a Box, Cubase SX.
Exact Duration: 16 weeks
Emphasis: Music 122
Fee: $72 ($24 per unit)
Validating Body: No
Contact Person: Jim Mooy


School of Video Game Audio

Vancouver, BC Canada
Internet: http://School.VideoGameAudio.com

FMOD Demo Reel

Last Updated: 2012-9-20

Exact Duration: 2 months
Emphasis: Online
Fee: 300
Contact Person: Leonard Paul

Wwise Demo Reel

Last Updated: 2012-9-20

Exact Duration: 2 months
Emphasis: Online
Fee: 300
Contact Person: Leonard Paul


Sound Arts

520 Hampshire St. #206
San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Tel: 415 861-5904

Sound Arts Audio Certificate

Last Updated: 2014-1-15

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Sound Arts Certified Engineer
Facilities: Sound Arts
Exact Duration: 4 to 10 months
Emphasis: 6 Workshops, 6 Private Instruction Sessions, & 15-30 Hours of Assisted Recording Sessions
Fee: $5,995.00
Internship/Work Placement: Sound Arts Certified Engineer, Freelance Technician/Producer
Contact Person: Ryan Kleeman


The Banff Centre

Box 1020, St. 28
Banff, AB T0L 0C0, Canada
Tel: +1 403 762 6180
Fax: +1 403 762 6345
Internet: http://www.banffcentre.ca

Audio Assistant

Last Updated: Before 2011

Facilities: 24-track digital; 16-track digital/16-track analog; MIDI; audio-for-video; postproduction and multiple digital audio workstations
Exact Duration: 3-14 weeks
Emphasis: Basic audio skills required to further recording/production skills
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: Entire program
Contact Person: Karen Harper

Audio Associate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Facilities: 24-track digital; 16-track digital/16-track analog; MIDI; audio-for-video; postproduction and multiple digital audio workstations
Exact Duration: 1-3 terms (3 months/ term)
Emphasis: For engineers with artistic insight and advanced skills (significant experience or master level degree)
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: Entire school term
Contact Person: Karen Harper



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