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The Audio Production Program (APP) is an accelerated twelve month Diploma program featuring 60 courses in the art, technology and business of audio production. The 54 member Award Winning Faculty are all active industry leaders. The program is offered in 3 four month semesters starting in March, July and November and features experiential learning, including the following major team projects:
  1. Production Company Projects - students select, record, mix and master a commercially viable artist and present to 3 record company A&R Directors.
  2. Interdisciplinary Systems Projects (ISP) - proposals for new audio related facilities presented to audio industry leaders. ISP Adjudication Panel Members
  3. Integrated Productions - MIDI / Logic / Sampling based electronic production company projects.
  4. Electronics Project - Each student builds an electronic circuit from parts supplied.
  5. Music Video Production - Class selects artist, story- boards, shoots and edits a music video.
  6. Confidential Records - APP students produce recordings by artists managed by AMP students.

To view Zachary Spence's compilation video of projects he completed in the Audio Proudction Program (APP) click here

Courses / Faculty

Level 1 (4 months)
  1. Advertising Arts / Roland Parliament
  2. Art of Leadership / John Harris
  3. Artist Management I / Bob Roper
  4. Artist Series / Bill King
  5. Audio Post Theory I / Yuri Gorbachow
  6. Computer Science / Martin Pilchner
  7. Digital Culture / Kathleen Farley
  8. Final Cut Pro / Christian McKibbin
  9. Live Sound I / Bo Cairo
  10. Music Industry Math / Clinton Somerton
  11. Music Marketing I / Dan Broome
  12. Music Publishing & Copyright / Dave Betts
  13. Music Theory I / Dr. Mike Daley, Ph. D
  14. Music Video Production / Scott Eldridge & Joe Fried
  15. The NEW Music Industry / Bob Roper
  16. Oh Canada! / Bob Roper
  17. Popular Culture / Dr. Mike Daley, Ph. D
  18. Producing/Engineering I / Doug McClement
  19. Sound Synthesis / Don Garbutt
  20. U.N.I.T. Why? / Will Strickland
  21. Math Tutorials (optional) / Clinton Somerton
    Course descriptions below

Level 2 (4 months)

  1. Acoustics / Martin Pilchner
  2. Artist & Repertoire / David Quilico
  3. Audio Post Theory II / Yuri Gorbachow
  4. Composition & Arranging I / Todd Booth
  5. Contemporary Issues / Bob Roper
  6. Contemporary Audio Production / Deryck Roche
  7. Contracts & Negotiations / Anne-Marie Smith
  8. Digital Synthesis/MIDI / Don Garbutt
  9. Electronic Principles / Don Hart
  10. Live Sound II / Bo Cairo
  11. Music Theory II / George Botly
  12. Producing/Engineering II / Andrew Hermant
  13. Pro Tools 1 / Shahab Mobasher
  14. Signal Processing / Willard Bond
  15. Studio Orientation Class / Tom Heron
  16. Studio Orientation Lab / Tom Heron/Doug McClement/Mark McLay
  17. Tour Management / Bob Roper
    Course descriptions below

Level 3 (4 months)

  1. The Art of Leadership / John Harris
  2. Audio Post Production / Yuri Gorbachow
  3. Broadcast Audio / Eric Abrahams
  4. Career/Internship Planning / Fergus Hambleton
  5. Composition/Arranging II / Todd Booth
  6. Confidential Recordings / Fergus Hambleton
  7. Creative Entrepreneur / David Quilico
  8. Ear Training / Don Garbutt
  9. Electronic Applications / Tom Heron
  10. Game Audio / Cameron Britton
  11. Guest Lecture Series / Bob Roper
  12. Integrated Productions / Don Garbutt
  13. Live Sound III / Bo Cairo
  14. Mastering Music / James Paul
  15. Music Supervision / Yuri Gorbachow
  16. Post Audio Workshop / Mark McLay
  17. Producing/Engineering III / Tom Heron
  18. Production Applications / Terry Brown
  19. Production Planning / Fergus Hambleton
  20. Pro Tools II / Shahab Mobasher
  21. Studio Design / Martin Pilchner
  22. Studio Management / Doug McClement
  23. Web Development / Kathleen Farley
    Course descriptions below

Courses change as the industry evolves. Internships at recording studios and music related companies are an option for all those successfully completing the program. Some of the companies that have previously participated are at Internship Program.


Prerequisites / Tuition / Terms of Payment

APP Level 1

  • Prerequisites: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent. Preference is given to those with previous post secondary education and a demonstrated longstanding interest in the area of study.
  • Tuition: Level 1: $5,550.00
  • Terms of Payment: Payment is due thirty (30) days after receiving written acceptance. Applicants accessing OSAP/Canada Student Loans are required to post a $500.00 tuition deposit twenty-one (21) days after acceptance with documentation of the loan applied for.

APP Level 2 & 3

  • Prerequisites: The successful completion of APP Level 1
  • Tuition: Level 2: $6,693.00 Level 3: $6,693.00
  • Terms of Payment: Payment is due thirty (30) days prior to Levels 2 and 3 or as determined by Registrar.
  • Total APP Tuition: $18,936.00

The APP has achieved three 0% Student Loan Default Rates since 2006.
 
Application Deadlines

Priority consideration is given to applications received 60 days or more before a term start. Applications received after the deadline are considered as space permits.


 
Graduates completing both APP and AMP are awarded Music Business Professional Certification and the $2,500 MBP Bursary. (Total: 20 months) Students who complete both programs are being accepted directly into the MA's in 'Songwriting & Performance' and 'Music: Innovation and Entrepreneurship' at  the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
 
3 Credentials in 20 Months, or 4 in 32!
  1. Honours Diploma, Arts Management Program (AMP)           12 months
  2. Honours Diploma, Audio Production Program (APP)              8 months
  3. Certificate, Music Business Professional (MBP) for APP + AMP
  4. Master's Degree from UWS                                               12 months
  Total: 32 months   
     
See Harris International Program (HIP) for information on programs at the University of the West of Scotland. 


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