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Audio in Media

  • Programme Length: 1-Year (1305 Hours)
  • Programme Calendar: September to June
  • Class Times: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm (Labs 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
  • Class Size: 15 students
  • Textbook: Audio in Media 10th Edition by Stanley R. Alten
  • Qualification Awarded on Completion: Diploma
  • Application Requirements: See School Admissions
  • Next Start Date: September 4, 2018
    Objectives & Overview »

    The Audio in Media programme is designed to give students the necessary theoretical and practical training to enter the Audio Production Industry. Our one year full-time diploma programme trains students in the main fields of audio; Music Production, Live Sound Reinforcement, Radio Production, Sound for Visual Media and Game Audio.

    The Audio in Media programme is composed of three terms. Term One: Audio Production Concepts & Technology introduces students to fundamental concepts, vocabulary, and various hardware and software technology in audio production. Term Two: Mentorships & Production Intensives introduces professionals in the industry through mentorship. Term two concludes with Production Practicals in all audio production fields. Term Three: Electives and Practicum allows students to choose two focused fields of audio production developing advanced skill gained through extensive projects, over eleven weeks of practical performance.

    • + Curriculum »

      Term One: Audio Concepts & Technology (15 weeks)

      This term equips students with a solid understanding of the concepts and tools necessary to capture and manipulate quality sound. It evolves from theoretical discussion and demonstration by the instructor to student practice.

      • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
      • Sound Transmission
      • Introduction to Audio Production Fields:
        Music Production
        Radio Production
        Sound for Visual Media/Game Audio
        Live Sound Reinforcement
      • The Recording Chains & Audio Connectivity
      • Consoles, Mixers & Pre-Amps
      • Signal Routing
      • Technical Ear Training
      • Monitors & Reproduction Sound Fields
      • Recording Media - Analogue Recording and Digital Recording
      • Microphones & Microphone Techniques
      • Instrument Recording Workshops
      • Signal Processors I - Equalisers (EQ)
      • Signal Processors II - Variable Gain Amplifiers
      • Signal Processors III - Reverbs & Delays)
      • Audio Production Software & Middleware
      • MIDI , Synthesis & Virtual Instruments

      Term Two: Mentorships & Production Intensives (14 weeks)

      Students will move into Audio Production Mentorships gaining advanced training and valuable insight from professionals in the industry through mentorship. Mentors will guide students through their area of expertise demonstrating current production techniques and offer valuable insight to their field of practice. Through production intensives, students will take their learned knowledge of concepts & technology previously learned and apply them to more specialized fields of audio production each to be evaluated.

      • Music Production Mentorship I - Multi-Track Recording
      • Music Production Mentorship II - Mixing
      • Music Production Mentorship III - Mastering
      • Sound for Visual Media Mentorship I - Location Sound
      • Sound for Visual Media Mentorship II - Post-Production
      • Sound for Visual Media Mentorship III - Game Audio
      • Radio Production Mentorship - Commercial & Imaging Spot Production
      • Live Sound Reinforcement Mentorship
      • Production Intensives:
        Music Production
        Radio Production
        Sound for Visual Media

      Term Three: Electives & Practicum(10 weeks)

      Students will focus their final practicum on two projects of audio production branches in which they will conduct more demanding projects, each to be evaluated. In the final week of the programme, industry lecturers will guide students in portfolio development and career planning.

      • Elective 1
      • Elective 2
      • Portfolio Development
      • Career Planning & Industry Orientation

      • + Tuition Information »

        Tuition for the Audio in Media programme is $18,900.00; this includes books & supplies.

        Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts is a registered Private Vocational Institution under The Private Vocational Institutions Act; as such, students are eligible for funding options to assist with their educational training. Please contact our admissions office if you require assistance or have questions regarding financial planning.

        • + Scholarships & Awards »

          Over the years MOSMA has gained valuable feedback from our industry with specific regard to the minimal number of Aboriginal audio professionals in Canada. In an effort to improve this presence, MOSMA has introduced the Aboriginal Audio in Media (AAIM) Scholarship. This scholarship offers a significant award towards tuition for the Audio in Media diploma programme. Our aim is to encourage creative individuals to nourish their talents and begin their careers in a vibrant and challenging industry. In addition, MOSMA has begun collaboration with various Aboriginal organizations with a specific focus on providing experience, exposure, and further skill development to our Aboriginal grads after completing the programme.

          We have confidence that this scholarship along with our continued collaboration with supporting organizations, will help realize our goal in fostering a strong presence of Aboriginal professionals within the Audio Production Industry in Manitoba and across Canada.

          Please contact us to receive more information about the AAIM Scholarship.