Diploma in Professional Recording Arts

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Make Music Your Business

If your goal is to use your talent, training and the latest tools to create the music and sound that informs, entertains and inspires, the Professional Recording Arts Diploma program is the perfect place to hit the play button on an exciting career. In this innovative program, students gain cutting-edge credentials with a curriculum that balances theory with hands-on experience in the recording studio.

Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques, students work to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional engineers, technicians and producers. Students learn the fundamentals of acoustics, audio engineering principles, digital audio editing, analog and digital audio mixing, music theory, among other skills. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Audio Production program shows students how to record, edit, mix and master digital audio using industry-standard professional recording studio technology, including sophisticated Solid State Logic recording consoles. Students explore everything from producing live and studio music to designing sound for film, radio, TV, web, live performances and other venues.


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Mitch Evans, graduate of LCV's Professional Recording Arts diploma program.

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Adam Fulton has been a music producer/engineer, composer and sound designer for film and games, and a professional educator for over 12 years.

This program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

Diploma

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • Hands-on learning from instructors in the field
  • Access to faculty with extensive industry experience
  • Learn with equipment, software and current industry technology

Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques, students work to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional engineers, technicians, producers and business people. Students have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of acoustics, audio engineering principles, digital audio editing, analog and digital audio mixing, music theory, keyboarding, and practical audio electronics among other skills.

  • Fundamentals of Audio
  • Digital Audio and Control Systems
  • Audio Technology I
  • Audio Recording I
  • Audio Recording II
  • Digital Music Technology I
  • Digital Music Technology II
  • Digital Audio I
  • Digital Audio II
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Audio Electronics
  • Advanced Recording Techniques I
  • Advanced Recording Techniques II
  • Practical Audio Electronics
  • Synthesis & Sound Design I
  • Synthesis & Sound Design II
  • Digital Audio III
  • Digital Audio IV
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Professional Development and Portfolio
  • Senior Project
  • Recording Arts Electives
  • Skills to record, edit, mix, and master audio in professional studios.
  • Knowledge of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques.
  • Practical hands-on experience with recording and live production equipment.
  • Solid understanding of technology, theory, and industry practices and expectations.
  • Knowledge and skills required to work with emerging technologies available in the industry.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Those with interest in the entertainment industry
  • Skilled with technology
  • Eager to be challenged and inspired
  • Creatives with a sense of artistry
  • Those with a love of music and an ear for sound

Graduates go on to work as an audio or sound engineer, live concert and event sound technician, sound designer, video game sound designer, composer, music producer or audio equipment technician. Alumni have worked with such industry giants as Electronic Arts Studio, Bardel Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, The Armory Studios and Michael Bublé.