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Metalworks Institute of Sound & Music Production

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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program incorporates the progressive recording and production skill-sets required to succeed in today’s high-tech audio recording environments. From music creation to music production, this program has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving world of recording, including both large-format recording and ‘in the box’ technologies. The vast experience of Metalworks Studios has infused this curriculum with a wealth of knowledge derived from over 40 years of real-world success, resulting in a program designed to optimize future career opportunities.

    INSTRUCTION

     

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Music Business Diploma Program teaches the essential business fundaments and disciplines relevant in today’s fast-paced entertainment industry. You will learn the skills required to promote, market, and manage entertainment events and their associated revenues; to manage concert tours through planning, organizing, and executing tour itineraries; to interact with musicians and entertainers as managers or agents; to understand the technologies used to produce and record music; to utilize social media platforms and the internet to build brand awareness in the entertainment industry; and to understand and interpret a wide variety of entertainment agreements and contracts.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Live Event & Concert Production Diploma Program presents a unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills and perspectives required to produce live shows for a broad range of live entertainment industry applications. Our exclusive partnership with Metalworks Production Group provides an unparalleled learning environment with access to industry-leading equipment and facilities; all designed to prepared students for future opportunities in the technical production of music concerts, corporate events, theatrical productions, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and multi-media presentations.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The unparalleled changes in digital recording technologies are revolutionizing how independent producers are creating and recording music. Our Electronic Music Production Diploma Program offers students extensive insight and the practical skills necessary to create their art using the latest digital recording technologies available. Whether it’s making beats, composing music for multi-media applications, or creating remixes, this program is designed to prepare students for a multitude of career opportunities in the ever-evolving global music industry.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    Designed by musicians, for musicians, our Music Performance & Technology Diploma Program is built on a unique concept: to offer the complete range of industry knowledge required to take the art of performance to the professional level. Whether you are a vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, or keyboardist, (other instruments may be accepted), this program will provide you with flexibility and space for personal style as you learn to perfect your business and music performance skills and master the technologies and computer applications related to your instrument.
    In the Music Performance & Technology Diploma Program, you will have access to the industry’s best and most influential music technologies as you work with exceptional instructors in the studio, on the stage, and in the classroom.
    It takes more than being a good player to succeed as a performer in today’s highly competitive talent market, and knowing how to utilize current recording technologies to create your art is becoming increasingly important for today’s musicians and content creators. This educational break-through will allow passionate musicians to discover a myriad of opportunities and realize their personal creative ambitions.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Professional Sound & Business (Live Production Major) Diploma Program is designed for students who wish to target their career toward both the business side and the creative and technical side of the live event industry. With in-depth studies encompassing all aspects of live event production and the art of music business management, this engaging program strikes an excellent balance between technical sound and lighting skills, and the business principles associated with both the music and live event and entertainment industries.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program is designed for students interested in understanding the recording, music and entertainment industries from a business, technical and creative standpoint. With in-depth studies encompassing all aspects of recording production, engineering and entertainment business management, the courses in this dynamic program strike a balance between a technical and business education. The program provides students with a well-rounded perspective, allowing for expanded career pathways into the music, film and broadcast industries, as well as related areas in the entertainment business sector.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    For those seeking a comprehensive education in both live and recorded audio, we offer our two‐year Professional Sound (Audio Specialist) Diploma Program. With a curriculum encompassing all aspects of the audio world, from inside the control room to the live stage, this program is the professional sound engineer’s ultimate educational experience.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Stage Lighting & Video Diploma Program explores the artistry of lighting and video design and operation for a wide variety of live applications, including concerts, theatre productions, broadcast, trade shows, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, corporate events, product launches, and award ceremonies. Students acquire practical hands- on experience in all aspects of lighting and video technologies and explore how, where, and why to apply these skills through study of conceptual and artistic applications. Lighting and video play an integral part in our overall perception and appreciation of live shows, and as a result, the technologies are changing at an unprecedented pace, resulting in the need for new, highly-skilled, and creative designers and operators.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Live Sound Diploma Program is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in one of the entertainment industry’s most in demand careers: sound for concerts and live events. Combining a balance of essential theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical applications, this program utilizes the most current, progressive sound reinforcement technologies available, taught by instructors with years of live industry experience. Our exclusive partnership with Metalworks Production Group provides an unparalleled learning environment, with access to industry-leading equipment and facilities, all designed to prepare students for future opportunities in the production of music concerts, corporate events, theatrical productions, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and multi-media presentations.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    For those seeking to further their education in professional sound engineering, our Music Mixing & Mastering Diploma Program offers extensive specialized insight into the art and science of music mixing and mastering. With an extensive curriculum developed by top industry professionals, this post-graduate program encompasses both digital and analog technologies and techniques, and takes career-focused students through the latest concepts and advanced techniques used to mix and master today’s hit music.

    INSTRUCTION

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

Engineering Programs

Technology, Networking Programs

  • ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

    The Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program incorporates the progressive recording and production skill-sets required to succeed in today’s high-tech audio recording environments. From music creation to music production, this program has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving world of recording, including both large-format recording and ‘in the box’ technologies. The vast experience of Metalworks Studios has infused this curriculum with a wealth of knowledge derived from over 40 years of real-world success, resulting in a program designed to optimize future career opportunities.

    INSTRUCTION

     

    All instructors have been chosen for their industry experience, knowledge, accomplishments, and passion for teaching, and have been qualified by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development.

    Each instructor brings real-world understanding into the classroom; a quality that is invaluable in a hands-on learning environment.

    Students are taught through a variety of instructional methods including: lectures, workshops, labs, e-learning, clinics, and tutorials.

    Instructors typically use audio-visual presentations, practical demonstrations, printed handouts, and interactive media resources.

Metalworks Institute Of Sound & Music Production

OUR VISION

Metalworks Institute is the educational creation and natural extension of world-renowned Metalworks Studios; home to some of the world’s most successful artists and producers. Mandated by founder Gil Moore to provide a superior curriculum, as well as an unrivaled social, educational, and artistic experience. Metalworks Institute is not your average school.

Accordingly, Metalworks Institute embraces a philosophy of mutual respect, inspirational mentoring, and balanced life values. The state-of-the-art campus facilities, located adjacent to the studio complex, support this vision. Providing students with the best tools, instructors and environment to complete their studies: Metalworks sets the standard for entertainment arts education.

OUR HISTORY

The Metalworks story began with the incorporation of Design Staging Inc. on October 11, 1977 – a sound company, management hub, and creative workspace for legendary Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees, Triumph. As Triumph’s ascent in rock evolved, the company’s name was changed to Metalworks. While the initial focus was on studio recording, the Metalworks brand ultimately expanded to embrace multiple facets of the entertainment industry – from recording, to live event production, to education.

Metalworks Studios has maintained an unsurpassed level of excellence spanning four decades. Recognized for an unprecedented seventeen times as Recording Studio of the Year at the CMW Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, the studio has hosted an illustrious array of international recording artists, producers, and film stars, while maintaining a vital role in the continuing development of emerging talent.


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