AES Education Directory - Western Region, USA/Canada

Type 2 Courses - Course resulting in an accredited vocational qualification or certificate

Art Institute of Vancouver

2665 Renfrew Street
Vancouver, BC V5M0A7, Canada
Tel: (778) 373-8904
Fax: (604) 684-8839
Internet: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver/

Professional Recording Arts

Last Updated: 2012-5-31

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma in Professional Recording Arts
Facilities: 3 Control Rooms (two 5.1, one stereo), 1 Recording Studio, 1 Foley/Dialogue Studio, 1 Soundstage, one 5.1 Mixing Suite, 2 MIDI sound design labs, 2 Pro Tools labs, field recorders, 1 audio electronics workshop, 1 screening/lecture room, SFX libraries.
Exact Duration: 1.5 years
Emphasis: Professional Recording Arts
Fee: Enquire
Contact Person: Andrew Czink


Center for Arts and Technology - Okanagan

100-1632 Dickson Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y-7T2, Canada
Tel: 1-866-860-2787
Fax: 1-250-712-1083
Internet: http://www.digitalartschool.com

Audio Engineering Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Audio Engineering Diploma.
Facilities: 16000 Sq Ft Facility, Including Consoles by Soundcraft (analogue) Sony (digital), ProTools HD, Many outboard effects,MIDI Lab,ProTools Lab,3000sq ft Sound Stage/Live Production.
Exact Duration: 21 month
Internship/Work Placement: World Wide
Validating Body: Canadian PPSEC Accredited
Contact Person: Program Advisors


Citrus College

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741, United States
Tel: 626.852.8061
Fax: 626.852.8063
Internet: http://www.citrusstudios.org

Audio Recording Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Facilities: 3 studios with Neve VR 72ch, Euphonix CS2000, 2 analog 24-track, Tascam MDM's, 28 MIDI & ProTools stations, lecture rooms with consoles
Exact Duration: 1 Year - 10 Courses
Emphasis: Audio Recording Technology
Fee: $400 semester
Validating Body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Contact Person: Tim Jaquette


City College of San Francisco/Broadcast Electronic Media Arts

50 Phelan Ave., Box A6
San Francisco, CA 94112, United States
Tel: 415-239-3527
Fax: 415-239-3694
Internet: http://www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Broadcast

Sound Design Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: Analog & Digital recording, 24 track, Pro Tools
Exact Duration: 1 year
Fee: $24 per unit, 15 units
Contact Person: Francine Podenski

Sound Recording Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 24 track digital & analog recording, Pro Tools
Exact Duration: 1 year - 15 units
Fee: $24 per unit
Contact Person: Francine Podenski


Clackamas Community College

19600 S. Molalla Av.
Oregon City (Portland Area), OR 97045, United States
Tel: 503-657-6958 (ext. 2434)
Internet: http://www.clackamas.edu

Music Technology Professional Technical Certificate

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Professional/Technical Certificate
Facilities: 47,000sq. ft Arts/Comm Building: Recording Studio; 2 MIDI/Video Labs; Rehearsal/Soundstage Rooms; Theatre; Scene Shop;
Exact Duration: One Year
Fee: $3500.00
Internship/Work Placement: High School Diploma or GED required
Validating Body: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges
Contact Person: Tom Wakeling, Chair, Music Department


College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue-J1A
N. Las Vegas, NV 89030, United States
Tel: (702) 651-4112
Fax: (702) 651-4765
Internet: http://csn.edu/recording

Music Business and Technology

Last Updated: 2014-8-20

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Achievement
Facilities: 2 Control Rooms, 1 Studio, 1 Iso Room, DAW Lab. ProTools 10/11 HDX and HD. SSL and Trident consoles. Otari 2
Exact Duration: 3 Semesters (30 Credits)
Fee: Approximately $100 per credit
Validating Body: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Contact Person: John Jacobson


Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

2300 East Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282, United States
Tel: 800 562 6383 (toll-free)
Fax: 480 633 0916
Internet: http://www.audiorecordingschool.com

Master Recording Program II

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: The facilities house 8 control rooms, 6 labs, 5 studios and a live sound room.
Exact Duration: 41 Credit Hours
Emphasis: Comprehensive audio engineering/music business course with practical emphasis. Internship required for graduation
Fee: $18,440
Internship/Work Placement: 280 clock-hour internship required/career-long assistance
Validating Body: ACCSCT
Contact Person: Tonya Visconti


Entertainment Career Connection

6253 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. #302
Hollywood, CA 90028, United States
Tel: (800) 295-4433
Fax: (323) 461-6016
Internet: http://recordingconnection.com

Recording Program

Last Updated: 2013-11-7

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Facilities: Recording Studios
Exact Duration: 6 month training program, plus 1 year of job placement assisatnce
Emphasis: Music Production and Audio Engineering
Fee: $7,750.00
Internship/Work Placement: Yes. We offer a 'Stay Connected' program for job placement assistance.
Validating Body: NPSAA
Contact Person: Shawn Thompson


Fullerton College, Music Department

321 East Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832, United States
Tel: +1 714 992 7272
Internet: http://www.fullcoll.edu

Electronic Music/Music Technology/Music Business

Last Updated: 2013-11-5

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Inquire
Facilities: 24-track digital recording studio and electronic music lab (analog and MIDI)
Exact Duration: 1 semester classes
Emphasis: Analog synthesis/lab. Intro to MIDI
Fee: $36/unit
Internship/Work Placement: None
Validating Body: Western College
Contact Person: Markus Burger


Globe Institute of Recording and Production

351 9th St. #202
San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Tel: 415 777-2486
Internet: http://www.GlobeRecording.com

Audio for Media Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 ProTools studios
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: Audio for Video, Audio for Film, Audio for Games
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

Digital Audio Workstations Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 Studios - ProTools, Logic Audio, and Nuendo
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: Advanced ProTools, Logic Audio and Nuendo
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

Digital Composition Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 ProTools, Reason and Ableton Live Studios
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: Reason, Ableton Live, Synthesis and advanced Music Composition
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

Disk Jockey Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 studios
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: DJ for live and studio including band performance
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

Music Business Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: ProTools Studios. Record Company with Distribution in 12,000 Stores
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: Music Business - Running an Independent Record Company
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

PsychoAcoustics and Sound Healing Certificate Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 Protools Studios and Sound Therapy Research Center
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: The effect of sound Physically, Emotionally, Mentally, and Spiritually
Fee: 5700
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: David Gibson

Recording Arts and Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 5 Protools Studios
Exact Duration: 4 months
Emphasis: Audio Recording and Producing
Fee: $7800
Internship/Work Placement: Intern program and Placement Assistance
Validating Body: California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Contact Person: David Gibson


Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647, United States
Tel: 714 895 8780
Fax: 714 895 8784
Internet: http://www.gwc.info

Audio and Entertainment Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Recording Arts Certificate
Facilities: 4 - Pro Tools equiped control rooms and specialized workstations
Exact Duration: 11 courses, 1 to 2 years
Fee: Around $400 per semester
Validating Body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Contact Person: Renah Wolzinger

Audio and Entertainment Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Live Sound Reinforcement Certificate
Facilities: Large sound reinforcement systems using line array technology
Exact Duration: 1 year 6 classes
Fee: Around $400 per semester
Validating Body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Contact Person: Renah Wolzinger

Audio and Entertainment Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Home Recording Certificate
Facilities: Pro Tools Le and Digital Performer recording systems, 5 labs used for program
Exact Duration: 1 year 6 classes
Fee: About $400 per semester
Validating Body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Contact Person: Renah Wolzinger


Harbourside Institute of Technology

#122 - 998 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3T2, Canada
Tel: 604.980.2882
Fax: 604.980.2892
Internet: http://www.harboursideit.com

Audio Engineering and Music Production

Last Updated: 2011-6-15

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Accredited Diploma
Facilities: Studios and Classrooms
Exact Duration: 9 months
Emphasis: Audio Engineering and Music Production
Fee: CN$14,850.00
Validating Body: Government
Contact Person: Tony Rudner


Hollywood Recording Workshop

24863 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629, United States
Tel: 949-280-6748
Internet: http://www.HRWmusic.com

Digital Audio Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Facilities: Hollywood Recording Workshop
Exact Duration: 100 Hours / 180 Hours
Emphasis: Digital Audio Program
Fee: $5,500.00 / $9,900.00
Internship/Work Placement: Internships
Validating Body: Not applicable
Contact Person: Paul Murphy


Long Beach City College

4901 East Carson
Long Beach, CA 90808, United States
Tel: +1 562 938 4312
Fax: +1 562 938 4118
Internet: http://www.lbcc.edu

Commercial Music: Music Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: Multiple 24- and 16-track, automated, MIDI-capable, analog and digital studios, including digital hard disc recording; 20-station MIDI lab
Emphasis: Film scoring, MIDI music production, digital editing
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: 1-4 semesters
Contact Person: George Shaw

Commercial Music: Record Producer

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: Multiple 24- and 16-track, automated, MIDI-capable, analog and digital studios, including digital hard disc recording; 20-station MIDI lab
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: 1-4 semesters
Contact Person: Nancy Allen


Los Angeles Recording School

6690 West Sunset
Hollywood, CA 90028, United States
Tel: +1-323-464-5200
Fax: +1-323-464-5225
Internet: http://www.recordingcareer.com

900-Hour Recording Engineer Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Achievement
Facilities: Training facility comprised of 21 studios & labs, including Neve-VR (2), Solid State Logic XL-9000 K and SL-4000 G+, Digidesign D-Control 32 (2), Pro Tools HD, LE & M-Powered (total of 60 systems), Mackie Control Universal Pro & Nuendo (9), Sony DMX-R10
Exact Duration: 30 weeks for full-time enrollment; 45 weeks for part-time enrollment
Emphasis: 900 hours of audio training, Digidesign Certified Training Location
Fee: $22,220
Internship/Work Placement: Lifetime
Validating Body: ACCET accredited
Contact Person: Admissions Office


MIRACOSTA Community College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056, United States
Tel: 760 795-6679 press 4
Internet: http://www.miracosta.edu/music

Commercial Music Program with emphasis in Recording Technologies

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate in Sound Reinforcement, Recording Arts, or Computerized Audio Production
Facilities: Multitrack digital/analog studios, MIDI studios, Pro Tools workstation, theater complex with Yamaha and Soundcraft equipment
Exact Duration: 2 years
Emphasis: Basics of recording technology, music and sound production theory, hands-on audio related activities and studio projects
Fee: $13/unit
Validating Body: Inquire
Contact Person: David Megill, Steve Schultz, or Don McGill


Nimbus School of Recording Arts

300 - 238 2nd Avenue E
Vancouver, BC V5T 1B7, Canada
Tel: (604) 875-8998
Internet: http://nimbusrecording.com

Advanced Music Production

Last Updated: 2013-2-9

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Exact Duration: One year
Validating Body: PCTIA, BCEQA
Contact Person: Nygel Asselin

Beats & Urban Music Production

Last Updated: 2013-2-9

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Exact Duration: One year
Validating Body: PCTIA, BCEQA
Contact Person: Nygel Asselin

Music Business

Last Updated: 2013-2-9

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Exact Duration: Six months
Contact Person: Nygel Asselin


Okanagan College

1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8, Canada
Tel: 250-862-5480
Fax: 250-862-5434
Internet: http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/cs

Audio Engineering and Music Production

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate
Exact Duration: 9 months (Sept-May) 700 hours
Fee: $7390.00
Validating Body: Okanagan College (Education Council approved program)
Contact Person: Jill Fry


Pacific Audio Visual Institute

34 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M7, Canada
Tel: 604 873 4853
Fax: 604.873.4295
Internet: http://www.pacificav.com/

Audio Engineering and Production

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Classrooms and Studios
Exact Duration: 1 Year
Emphasis: Audio Engineering and Production
Fee: 17,000 CAN
Validating Body: Government accredited
Contact Person: Gordon Tipper

Film and Digital Arts

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Classrooms and Studios
Exact Duration: 1 Year
Emphasis: Film and Digital Arts
Fee: $17,000 CAN
Validating Body: Government accredited
Contact Person: Gordon Tipper

Film and Music Business

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Classroms, Recording Studio, Film Studio
Exact Duration: 1 Year
Emphasis: Film and Music Business
Fee: $16,000 CAN
Validating Body: Government accredited
Contact Person: Gordon Tipper

Game Design & 3D Animation

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Classrooms and Computer Labs, Industry Internships
Exact Duration: 1 year
Emphasis: Game Design & 3D Animation
Fee: $19,500 CDN
Internship/Work Placement: Qualified Students may apply for Internship Placements and Job Referrals
Validating Body: Government Accredited
Contact Person: Gordon Tipper


Pixel Blue College

Suite 200, 10080 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9, Canada
Tel: 780-756-3990
Fax: 780-756-3992
Internet: http://www.pixelbluecollege.com/

Digital Audio Production

Last Updated: 2011-6-3

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Digital Audio Production Diploma
Facilities: 24 HR access to Mac based Pro Tools HD, Logic Studio & Reaper workstations.
Exact Duration: 5 months
Emphasis: Digital Audio Production
Fee: $14 500
Internship/Work Placement: Pixel Blue College has a 96% job placement success rate.
Validating Body: Alberta Advanced Education Licensed
Contact Person: Curtis Greenland


ProMedia Training - San Diego

TRAC, 726 9th Avenue, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Tel: 888-277-0457
Fax: 832-201-0384
Internet: http://www.protoolstraining.com

Digidesign Authorized Pro School

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Pro Tools Certicication
Facilities: ProMedia Training/TRAC, San Diego, CA
Exact Duration: 1-16 Days
Emphasis: Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Pro Tools 201, Pro Tools 210M, Pro Tools 310M, Pro Tools 210P, Pro Tools 310P, ICON Mixer, All About Mixing, Pro Tools for Television & Film, Reason in the Real World, Applied Engineering
Internship/Work Placement: Yes
Validating Body: State Licensed School
Contact Person: John Sawyer


SAE Institute of Technology - Los Angeles

6565 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
Tel: 323-466-6323
Fax: 323-466-6321
Internet: http://losangeles.sae.edu

Audio Technology Program

Last Updated: 2013-9-4

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma of Audio Technology
Facilities: 30 Control rooms & workstations
Exact Duration: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time
Emphasis: Audio Technology Program
Fee: $18,725.00
Internship/Work Placement: Upon graduation
Validating Body: BPPE
Contact Person: Bridge Gardiner

Electronic Music Producer

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: 30 Control rooms & workstations
Exact Duration: Four courses, 6 weeks each, part-time only
Emphasis: EMP1, EMP2, EMP3, EMP4
Fee: 975.00 per course
Internship/Work Placement: No.
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: Paul Hughes


SAE Institute of Technology - San Francisco

450 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Tel: 415-344-0886
Fax: 415-344-0237
Internet: http://sanfrancisco.sae.edu

Audio Technology Program

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma in Audio Technology
Facilities: Neve, SSL, Digidesign, and Yamaha consoles. Pro Tools HD and Logic 8 Studio
Exact Duration: 9 months full time. 18 months part time
Emphasis: Audio Technology Program
Fee: $17,645.00
Internship/Work Placement: Job placement assistance for all Diploma graduates
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: Einar Johnson

Electronic Music Production

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Facilities: Neve, SSL, Digidesign, and Yamaha consoles. Pro Tools HD and Logic 8 Studio
Exact Duration: 3 months part time
Emphasis: Electronic Music Production
Fee: $2400.00
Internship/Work Placement: Avocational course
Validating Body: BPPVE
Contact Person: Einar Johnson


Sound Master Recording Engineer School, Audio Video Institute

1000 S Fremont Ave, Bldg A11, ste 11010
Alhambra, CA 91803, United States
Tel: +1 626-284-0050
Fax: +1 626-284-4329

Record Engineering

Last Updated: 2011-1-4

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Facilities: 4 state-of-the-art studios, including MIDI workstation
Exact Duration: 9 months
Emphasis: Record engineering, audio/video postproduction
Fee: $17,810
Internship/Work Placement: Inquire
Validating Body: ACCET
Contact Person: Sal Younis, Chief Operating Officer


Stylus College of Music and Sound Technology

#60 8th Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 3P1, Canada
Tel: 604-523-2969
Fax: 604-523-2970
Internet: http://www.styluscollege.com

Independent Music Producer

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma in Music Production
Facilities: Audio Midi Workstation Labs & Audio Recording & Sound Design Studios
Exact Duration: one year
Fee: $17000 CDN
Validating Body: accredited by PCTIA
Contact Person: Mark Nazemi

Master of Music Production & Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Exact Duration: 2 year full time program
Fee: $32,000
Validating Body: Accredited by PCTIA
Contact Person: Mark Nazemi

Sound Design & Technology

Last Updated: Before 2011

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Exact Duration: one year
Fee: $21,000.
Validating Body: accredited by PCTIA
Contact Person: Mark Nazemi


UCLA Extension

10995 Le Conte Avenue, Room 437
Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
Tel: +1 310 825 9064
Fax: +1 310 206 7435

Certificate Program in Film Scoring

Last Updated: 2014-6-1

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Exact Duration: Inquire
Emphasis: The Film Scoring Certificate gives students opportunities to score cues for films, television shows, commercials, and video games, both electronically and using professional union musicians.
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: None
Validating Body: None
Contact Person: Mike Lammers

Certificate Program in Independent Music Production

Last Updated: 2014-6-1

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Exact Duration: Inquire
Emphasis: Students work on the creative side of the music industry, writing, producing, and recording music in their home studio and marketing it themselves.
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: None
Contact Person: Mike Lammers

Certificate Program in Music Business

Last Updated: 2014-6-1

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Certificate of Completion
Exact Duration: Inquire
Emphasis: Learn the the principles of the music industry in the areas of A&R, touring, marketing, legal issues, publishing, and artist management.
Fee: Inquire
Internship/Work Placement: None
Contact Person: Mike Lammers


Vancouver Film School

200-198 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H2, Canada
Tel: 1-800-661-4101
Fax: 604-685-5830
Internet: http://www.vfs.com

Sound Design for Visual Media

Last Updated: 2011-12-7

Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
Facilities: Full Digidesign Protools® authorized Proschool® complete with Protools labs, foley and ADR rooms, Studio 24 mix rooms and a 96 channel Procontrol 50 seat mixing theatre.
Exact Duration: 12 months
Emphasis: Program includes Operator-Level certification by Digidesign in music and post-production systems.
Fee: see website
Internship/Work Placement: yes
Validating Body: Provincial Government
Contact Person: Robert Grieve



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