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Audio in Media

Full-time Audio Engineering diploma programme

Turn Your Creativity Into a Sound Career

Exciting, vibrant and evolving is how we describe the Audio Production Industry, but to work in it takes technical knowhow. Your creativity is a skill that can be used for many positions in Music Production, Sound for TV/Film, Video Game Audio, Radio Production, and Live Sound. Practical training in each field gives our grads a competitive edge and allows you the ability to start your career in this vast industry.

Programme Duration

1 Year (1305 hours) September - June

Class times are Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:00pm

Student labs are available Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Apply Online in 3 Easy Steps

01.

Complete the AIM Application Form

Applying to the Audio in Media programme is free! Simply fill out the online form and tell us about yourself. You can find our application page below.

Application Requirements

02.

Upload Required Documents

We require a copy of your most recent educational transcript and letter of intent, expressing your career goals, relevant experience, and how the AIM programme will help you achieve your goals.

What documents do you need?

03.

Submit Your Online Application

Once you submit your application, our Admission Office will contact you with an update within 7 business days.

What to expect after submitting an application?

Curriculum

Designed to give you the knowledge and expertise to excel in any audio industry.

1

Audio Concepts & Technology

Term one equips you with a solid understanding of the concepts and tools necessary to capture and manipulate sound. It evolves from theoretical discussion and demonstration by your instructors to student practice.

2

Mentorships & Production Intensives

Gain advanced training and networking opportunities from professionals in the industry. Mentors guide you through their area of expertise demonstrating current production techniques and offer valuable insight to their field of practice. 

3

Electives & Work Experience

Choose two areas of audio production in which you conduct more demanding and focused projects. This term also includes a work experience module with one of MOSMA's Practicum Partners. In the final week of the programme, industry lectures will guide you though portfolio development and career planning.

Why Study with Us?

4 Main Fields of Audio

Training in the main fields of the Audio Industry including; Music Production, Sound for TV/FILM, Game Audio, Radio Production and Live Sound. Our grads have a competitive edge, and the confidence to explore multiple career opportunities in audio. 

Hands-On Training

The Audio in Media programme provides a practical learning experience for students to learn the vocabulary, technical skills and concepts for a wide range of audio careers post-graduation. 

Work Experience

Advanced training and networking opportunities with professionals in the industry. Work on real projects alongside our practicum partners; Corus Entertainment, DACAPO Productions, Sound Art, Bell Media, Far Point Films, and more... 

Diploma + Certification

We are constantly working to improve our curriculum to reflect the changes in the Audio Industry. Audio in Media students graduate with a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Avid Pro Tools Specialist Certification.

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Industry Mentors

Important to a solid curriculum is additional exposure to industry professionals through mentorships, lectures and workshops. Providing our graduates with a competitive skill-set that helps them transition into careers in the industry; offering a lifetime of resources and opportunities to develop their craft during and after their training.

Industry mentor Elliot Filbert headshot.

Elliot Filbert

Live Sound Engineer

Industry mentor Eric Neufeld headshot.

Eric Neufeld

Boom Operator

Industry mentor Jamie Sitar headshot.

Jamie Sitar

Mastering Engineer

Industry mentor Riley Hill headshot.

Riley Hill

Recording Engineer

Industry mentor Evan Surminski headshot.

Evan Surminski

Radio Imaging Producer

Industry mentor Julian Beutel headshot.

Julian Beutel

Composer / Sound Designer

Student Funding

MOSMA is a Registered Private Vocational Institution under the Private Vocational Institutions Act; Our students are eligible for funding options to assist with their educational training.

See funding resources by province: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia 

Red River Métis citizens can apply for education funding with the Manitoba Métis Federation. For more information please contact: provincial.education@mmf.mb.ca 

AIMIS Scholarship

The Audio in Media Indigenous Scholarship (AIMIS) offers financial award towards recipients who successfully complete the Audio in Media programme. 

Our aim is to encourage individuals to nourish their talents and begin their careers in a vibrant and challenging industry. Through these talented individuals, we hope to promote a culture that is meaningful and educational to all Canadians. 

  • What type of software is used in the programme?
    To reflect industry standards; we have chosen to utilize Avid’s Pro Tools platform as our digital audio workstation. Students also have access to , Ableton Live, Propellarhead’s Reason, Native Instruments, Audiokinetic Wwise, Unity, iZotope RX, Apple's Logic Pro. MOSMA digital audio workstations are also equipped with third-party plug-ins from McDSP, Massey plugins, Valhalla DSP, Sound Toys, Brainworx, Waves, SSL and Focusrite and more.
  • What are some examples of projects conducted in the programme?
    Projects include multi-track recording sessions with various local recording artists, radio ad production, and sound design for visual media. Students will conduct both preparatory projects guided by instructor leading into final practicum where students are expected to be self-managed.
  • Does the Audio in Media programme qualify for student funding?
    Yes. MOSMA is a Registered Private Vocational Institution under The Private Vocational Institutions Act. It is also designated by Manitoba Student Aid which means students may be eligible for funding via Canada Student Loans in any province or territory and or Financial Institutions (RESPs, Student Bank Loans, Manitoba Employment & Training, First Nations Bands, etc.).
  • What type of experience do I need in order to apply?
    We consider any experience in the audio field to be an asset. Our applicants come from various backgrounds such as vocal, instrumental and technical. Any effort in additional knowledge or exposure to recording audio is an investment for any individual. MOSMA also offers introductory short-courses that some of our full-time students have taken in order to gain more aptitude and experience.
  • How are students graded?
    Evaluations are done through written tests, lab assignments, practical tests and final practicum. Students must achieve seventy percent or higher to successfully complete the programme.
  • Will I need a laptop and/or any software while in school?
    We do not require students to have a laptop or any of the programs we utilize, as all projects are assigned and conducted within our facility; although students have found it helpful to have this software at home for additional practice.
  • What will I receive at the end of the programme?
    A diploma is issued to students who achieve a seventy percent or higher upon completion of the programme. As of 2019, MOSMA became an AVID Learning Partner and its students can achieve Pro Tools User Certification. Students will also develop a personal portfolio exhibiting various projects they have completed throughout the programme.
  • How long has MOSMA been teaching Audio Engineering?
    MOSMA has been training students for careers in the audio production industry since 1995.
  • What type of employment am I qualified for upon graduation?
    Graduates are qualified to enter any position within the Audio Production Industry; this includes areas in Live Sound Reinforcement, Studio Recording, Production Sound for Film, Post-Production Film and Television, Sound Design for Interactive Media, Commercial and Imaging Radio Production and Corporate AV. Individuals also have the option to freelance within any of these categories.
  • How much study time outside of class is expected?
    Students are expected to dedicate two hours of study time per day. This includes assigned reading from the Audio in Media textbook, reviewing class notes and practical activities such as technical ear training.
  • Who can apply? What genres of music are acceptable?
    Everyone is welcome to join our roster for Edu sessions by submitting the form below. We accept applicants from any/all genres of music, solo artists and full bands.
  • Is there a cost involved?
    There is no application fee associated with Edu Recording Sessions.
  • What happens with our music when mixing is completed?
    You will be provided with a complete multi-track data backup of the session in its entirety on your own hard drive.
  • What happens if we need to cancel?
    Please do not apply for a session if you are uncertain of your availability. In the event that you need to cancel, provide as much notice as possible.
  • Do I own my recordings/the copyright to my music?
    Yes. MOSMA has no rights to your music although the project may be used in the future in an educational capacity.
  • Is there back line equipment available? Can we store our gear?
    MOSMA will provide equipment required for recording (microphones, stands, headphones, etc.). Bands are required to bring their own musical instruments. Instrument storage is limited and must be approved by staff in advance.
  • Do I have to be available to mix with the students?
    We encourage collaboration between artists and students but it is not mandatory if schedule does not allow. We would, however, ask that feedback be given on the first draft of a mix, which will be sent via email. Revisions will be made based on artist feedback on mixes.
  • So I can make an album at MOSMA for free?
    MOSMA's Edu sessions are primarily intended to provide our students with an educational experience. Completion (tracked and mixed) of one or two songs is a reasonable expectation within the time allocated for these sessions.
  • When do Edu Sessions take place?
    Edu Sessions take place throughout our Audio in Media programme. Once you have joined our roster, an instructor will contact you regarding sessions dates and scheduling.
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