Technology

2004 AUDIO EDUCATION PROGRAMS, WESTERN SCHOOLS

Alta Center for Communication Arts 9014 N. 23rd Ave., Ste. 1, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone 888/729-4954 E-mail info@thealtacenter.com Website www.thealtacenter.com Degrees/Certificates: diplom 10/01/2004 3:31 PM Eastern

EASTERN SCHOOLS

CENTRAL SCHOOLS

Alta Center for Communication Arts
9014 N. 23rd Ave., Ste. 1, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone 888/729-4954 E-mail info@thealtacenter.com Website www.thealtacenter.com Degrees/Certificates: diploma in Digital Audio Recording. Program: 10-week Digital Audio Recording program is designed by Wayne Vlcan, a multi-Gold Award-winning engineer/producer and founder of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences. Curriculum is created specifically for independent musicians, artists, producers and engineers. Offers a Multimedia Production program, including digital graphics, video production, animation and Website development.

Art Institute of Seattle
2323 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98103 Phone 206/239-2338 E-mail sbarsotti@aii.edu Website www.ais.edu Degrees/Certificates: 6-quarter A.A.A. in Audio Production. Program: Includes studio production, post-production, streaming media, radio production. Required internships, placement assistance upon completion. Hands-on experience: 5 studios (3 tracking, 2 mixing), 4 DAWs, two 25-seat computer labs (Windows/Sonic Foundry, Mac/Pro Tools LE). Consoles: SSL 4000G+, Euphonix C3000, Digidesign Control|24, Mackie D8B, Yamaha 02R, Mackie 32×8. 24 I/O Studer/Sony analog 2-inch, 24 I/O Pro Tools|HD, 16 I/O Pro Tools|HD. 5.1 DTS room.

The Art Institute of Vancouver, Burnaby
3264 Beta Ave., Burnaby, BC V5G 4K4 Phone 604/298-5400 E-mail aivbinfo@aii.edu Website www.aivan.artinstitutes.edu Degrees/Certificates: 1-year Independent Recording Arts certificate and 2-year Professional Recording Arts diploma. Program: Students train for careers in music and post-production for film, video, TV and new media. The campus covers over 55,000 square feet across four separate buildings and boasts five recording studios, a mix-to-picture surround studio and automated music production facility. Liberal access to facilities and equipment creates an environment where art and creativity blend with technology.

Audio Institute of America
PO Box 15427, San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone 415/752-0701 E-mail audioinst@earthlink.net Website www.audioinstitute.com Degrees/Certificates: diploma in recording engineering. Program: Home-study course for recording engineers, producers and live sound engineers. Learn how to build and operate your own studio or join successful working graduates in studios around the world.

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Box 1020, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Phone 403/762-6180 E-mail Theresa_Leonard@banffcentre.ca Website www.BanffCentre.ca Degrees/Certificates: Audio assistant and associate work/study programs; 1 to 3 terms. Program: Work-study program that provides a bi-weekly stipend with no tuition fee. The audio program runs alongside internationally renowned music programs with prominent faculty and musicians. Guest audio faculty have included John Eargle, Bob Ludwig, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Jim Anderson, Doug Sax, Shawn Murphy, David Frost, Jean Marie Geijsen, Tony Faulkner and Richard King. Facilities include recital hall with adjoining control room, digital multitrack recording studio, Pro Tools post-production suite, Sonic Solutions editing suite, Pyramix digital audio workstation and a multichannel research lab.

California State University, Chico
Department of Music, Chico, CA 95929-0805 Phone 530/898-5500 E-mail kseppanen@oavax.csuchico.edu Website www.csuchico.edu/mus/rcrd Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Music with an option in Recording Arts; 4-year B.A. in Music with an option in Music Industry.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90247 Phone 310/243-3543 E-mail dbradfield@dhvx20.csudh.edu Website music1.csudh.edu/Music Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A., Audio Recording; 4-year B.A., Music Technology; certificate in Audio Technology. Program: CSUDH has a fully equipped analog and digital studio in addition to its synthesizer studio. Completely renovated in 1999, new equipment includes Mackie and Panasonic 5.1 consoles, 48 tracks of DA-98 and ADAT multitrack recording, Pro Tools and Sonic Solutions DAWs and mastering equipment.

Citrus College
1000 W Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741 Phone 626/852-8061 E-mail Info@citrusstudios.org Website www.citrusstudios.org Degrees/Certificates: 1-year Vocation certificate in Recording Technology. Program: Citrus offers hands-on training in a working studio. The facility centers on two studios with Neve VR and Euphonix CS2000 consoles, with Tascam digital, Studer A827 analog and Pro Tools|HD recorders. Other rooms include an auditorium for live recordings and film scores, a smaller analog studio and a lab with 25 Pro Tools workstations. The curriculum comprises courses in audio engineering, acoustics, live sound, critical listening, digital audio, MIDI and music business.

City College of San Francisco
Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department, 50 Phelan St., Box A6, San Francisco, CA 94112 Phone 415/239-3527 E-mail twinston@ccsf.edu Website www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Broadcast Degrees/Certificates: Sound Recording and Sound Design certificates. Program: Covers analog and digital multitrack techniques. Basic tracks, overdubbing, editing, mixing and mastering. Mic placement for ensembles, instruments and vocals, console, signal flow, gain structure, music mixing theory and aesthetics, equalization, compression, reverberation.

Cogswell Polytechnical College
1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Phone 408/541-0100 E-mail tduncan@cogswell.edu Website www.cogswell.edu Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Digital Audio Technology; 4-year B.S. in Audio Engineering. Program: Digital Audio Technology prepares students for careers in the music industry with concentrations in studio recording, synthesis and sound design, and composing and arranging. Addresses the manufacturing side of the music industry. Students can get a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering with a concentration in audio. Both programs are supported by a facility that has three recording studios and two classroom labs. The college is regionally accredited.

Columbia Academy
1295 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8 Phone 800/665-9283 E-mail administration@columbia-academy.com Website www.columbia-academy.com Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma in Digital/Analog Recording Arts. Program: Utilizing three recording studios, students develop professional skills in engineering, music production, post, digital editing and mixing, tracking and recording techniques. The program provides practical, hands-on experience in broadcast production, audio post and music recording studios. In the music studios, students are regularly working with a variety of live talent. In post-production, independent filmmakers provide students with feature-length movies, documentaries and short films.

Community College of Southern Nevada
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., NV 89030 Phone 702/651-4112 E-mail john_jacobson@ccsn.nevada.edu Website: www.ccsn.edu Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of Achievement in Music Business and Technology, comprising 30 credits (10 courses). Three of these courses are the audio recording program, two are the Business of Music program and the rest involve basic music courses, computer skills and communication abilities. Program: CCSN provides a three-course program combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on training. Equipment includes Pro Tools, Otari 24-Track analog, 24 tracks of ADAT, Lexicon, TC Electronic gear and more.

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
2300 East Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282-1707 Phone 800/562-6383 E-mail info@cras.org Website www.audiorecordingschool.com Degrees/Certificates: Master Recording Program II. Program: MRP-II is a 37-week program with classes limited to 12 students. It is the only program that secures and requires an internship for graduation. 40,000-square-foot facility includes 8 control rooms, 5 studios, 2 Pro Tools labs, 2 digital audio labs, 2 mix labs and a 6000-square-foot live sound classroom. The six labs each have six workstations. Gear includes SSL, Neve, Studer, Manley and Neumann, among others. Students are offered manufacturer certification on Pro Tools, TC System 6000, Logic, Auto-Tune, SIA Smaart. Financial aid available.

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Phone 877/833-8800 E-mail yee-ju@expression.edu Website www.expression.edu Degrees/Certificates: 2.5-year accelerated Bachelor's degree in Sound Arts. Degrees also offered in 3-D Animation and Graphic Design. Program: The 85,000-square-foot campus includes a 200-seat 5.1 Meyer Sound Theater, 11 full-size studios and gear from Studer, Neve, SSL, Mackie, Yamaha and more. Class sizes are small to ensure personalized attention. In addition to sound engineering and production, students are trained in game audio and post-production, music theory, studio etiquette and psychology, DVD authoring, Pro Tools, MIDI, mastering for 5.1, live sound and media law. Students have unparalleled hands-on access to digital and analog studio equipment (e.g., 15-20 sessions at the controls with a live band), and all students are required to do a professional internship. Programs start every month except January, May and November.

Fullerton College
321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832 Phone 714/992-7302 E-mail acima@fullcoll.edu Website www.fullcoll.edu Degrees/Certificates: Music Production Recording certificate as part of a Commercial Music major. Program: 24-track digital studio with Mackie HDR24/96, D8B, monitors. MOTU 896 and Pro Tools LE, MIDI and analog electronic music labs.

Future Rhythm
2996 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 Phone408/988-8732 Fax 408/988-8318 E-Mail info@futurerhythm.com Website www.futurerhythm.com Degrees/Certificates: Digidesign Operator Certifications in Music Production and Post-Production; Digidesign Expert Certification in Music Production and Post-Production; Apple Logic Pro Certification; Apple Final Cut Pro Certification; and Apple DVD Studio Pro Certification. Program:Future Rhythms offers classes in digital audio and video as an authorized training provider for Digidesign Pro Tools and Apple's Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. All classes lead to the opportunity to achieve certifications, which are granted by Digidesign or Apple. Future Rhythm also teaches a class in Propellerhead's Reason. All instructors are full-time industry professionals who use the applications they teach in the real world.

Globe Institute of Recording and Production
739 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone 800/9000-MIX E-mail Info@GlobeRecording.com Website www.GlobeRecording.com Degrees/Certificates: 2-Year Audio Producer Associates degree; 4-month certificates in Audio Recording and Production, Music Business, Digital Composition, Audio for Video/Film, Digital Audio Workstation, Disk Jockey, Psychoacoustics. Program: Hands-on classes in recording, mixing, production and Pro Tools utilizing the Virtual Mixer concept, which visualizes sounds in 3-D. Top instructors including David Gibson, author of The Art of Mixing and The Art of Producing. Classes include instruction in music theory and instrument proficiency to become a producer.

Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Phone 714/895-8780 E-mail ssteidinger@gwc.cccd.edu Website www.gwc.info Degrees/Certificates: Commercial Musician/Recording Arts certificate program. Program: Classes include music, business and recording study areas. The hands-on facilities include three 24-track digital control rooms. Specialty labs are provided for Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, CD/DVD duplication, maintenance and Digital Performer. The program, which is almost 30 years old, has produced graduates working in recording studios and in almost all related sound areas.

Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone 562/938-4309 Website www.lbcc.cc.ca.us Degrees/Certificates: A.A. with emphasis in Commercial Music, 10 certificates in Music, Radio or Television. Program: LBCC offers job placement and intern positions. Most instructors are active in the professional field. Facilities include seven studios with digital audio and/or analog multitrack, 42 MIDI workstations, three-camera online video facilities and three offline editing rooms. All students get hands-on experience during their first semester. Equipment includes ADAT, Fostex DMT, MCI 24-track, Soundcraft, CAD, Sound Workshop, Pro Tools, Music Shop, Vision.

Los Angeles Recording Workshop
Center for the Recording Arts

5278 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 818/763-7400 E-mail info@recordingcareer.com Website www.recordingcareer.com Degrees/Certificates: 900-hour Recording Engineer Certificate. Program: One of the best-equipped schools on the planet. Our 10 studios include Solid State Logic, Neve VR, Pro Tools, five Sony DMX-R100s and the Sony Oxford digital console. Financial aid, student scholarships and dorm housing are also available.

Los Medanos College
2700 E. Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA 94565 Phone 925/439-0200 E-mail fdorriti@losmedanos.edu Website www.losmedanos.edu Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A. in Recording Arts and 2-year Recording Arts certificate. Fully accredited. Program: The most highly respected community college Recording Arts program in the country. Faculty honored with multiple Grammy Awards and nominations. Tuition for CA residents: $18/unit. Two fully equipped 24-track studios, with Studer and Alesis ADATs, Otari MX-70 and MTR-90 multitracks and Pro Tools.

Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Dr., MS-8230, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone 310/338-4575 E-mail jpresent@lmu.edu Website http://film.lmu.edu Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Recording Arts (music recording and film sound). Program: Educates students in audio engineering, music production, film sound production and post-production. Students cannot record their own music at LMU. They must scout the artists that they want to record. Entirely Pro Tools — based state-of-the-art audio facilities.

Mesa Community College
1835 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone 480/461-7273 E-mail aseagle@mail.mc.maricopa.edu Website www.mc.maricopa.edu Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S. in Audio Production Technology (approximately 2 years) or Certificate of Completion (CCL), approximately 1 year. Program: Classes in studio recording, Pro Tools, live sound reinforcement, electronic music, music business, music theory, aural perception and more. Our recording studio recently installed a Solid State Logic console. Using digital multitrack recorders, we record with Neumann and AKG microphones and the finest of processing. With a huge two-story studio, we're able to record orchestras, big-band jazz, choirs and pop music bands.

Mills College
Phone 510/430-2191 Degrees/Certificates: B.A.s can specialize in Composition with an emphasis on technology. M.F.A. degrees in composition can specialize in Electronic Music and Recording Media. Program: Mills College is an undergraduate women's college and a co-educational graduate college. Our studios include 24-track analog (with Dolby SR) and Pro Tools workstation.

MiraCosta College
Music Department, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone 760/757-2121 x6703 E-mail ccoobatis@mcc.miracosta.edu Website www.miracosta.edu/music Degrees/Certificates: A.A. in Music. Certificates in Recording Arts/Record Production, Computerized Audio Production, Sound Reinforcement, Music Technology and Performance Technician. Program: We offer programs in commercial music, choral, instrumental and other general transfer-level courses. Two control rooms/studios with digital and analog recording. Pro Tools systems and state-of-the-art equipment. Students are given many opportunities for hands-on recording experience. We also have a MIDI/digital recording lab with 25 stations and a Foley lab. Located near the beach in North San Diego County.

Mt. San Jacinto
1499 North State St., San Jacinto, CA 92583 Phone 909/487-6752 x1577 Website www.msjc.edu E-mail music@msjc.edu Degrees/Certificates: Audio Technologies certificate (18 units), Associate degree, Audio Technologies. Program: The program features hands-on and theoretical instruction, from basic audio principles to full lock-to-picture audio post. We offer digital and analog recording. We can also train your employees with day and evening classes. The $2 million facility features five studio floors, four independent control rooms and computer music lab. Upper-level classes are small, giving you more project and board time. California resident enrollment fees are $27/unit. Out-of-state fees are higher. Financial aid is available.

Musicians Institute
1655 McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028 Phone 800/255-PLAY E-mail admissions@mi.edu Website www.mi.edu Degrees/Certificates: 4-year Bachelor of Music Degree Programs with emphasis in guitar, vocal, bass, percussion or keyboard. 18-month certificate programs: Guitar, Vocal, Bass, Percussion, Keyboard. 6-month programs: Recording Engineer Program, Recording Artist Program, Music Business Program and Guitar Craft Academy. Program: All music programs focus on the rapid development of professional-level technique and musicianship reinforced by weekly private lessons, performing experience, creative development and professional training. Our three-story, 64,000-square-foot complex located in the center of Hollywood contains classrooms, lesson rooms, labs, rehearsal space, live performance facilities and concert venues.

Pacific Audio Visual Institute
34 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M7 Phone 604/873-4853 or 800/601-7284 E-mail terry@pacificav.com Website www.pacificav.com Degrees/Certificates: 1-year Audio Engineering & Production diploma; 1-year Film & Music Business diploma; 1-year Film & Digital Arts diploma. Program: Train in a state-of-the-art commercial studio with field trips to other professional entertainment and production facilities. Learn to record for film, TV and radio, make your own beats, loops and grooves. Also, learn to create, finance, cast, direct, shoot, edit and market your own film, TV pilot or music video.

Pyramind
880 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone 415/896-9800 x102 E-mail info@pyramind.com Website www.pyramind.com Degrees/Certificates: 6-month Digital Producer Certificate Program, Digidesign Pro Tools Operator Certification, Apple Certified Training for Logic Audio, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro. Program: Pyramind's media complex is conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, one block west of the Moscone Center and Sony Metreon and three blocks from the Powell Street BART station. The facilities include a state-of-the-art multiple-workstation training lab and three recording studios equipped with Euphonix and Control|24 mix desks with Pro Tools|HD and MIX3 workstations. Students learn in a real working studio environment and choose from a full-time day curriculum or part-time evening classes.

R&R Ranch School of Recording
420 N. Nellis Blvd. #A3111, Las Vegas, NV 89110 Phone 702/531-8691 E-mail pieterholland@hotmail.com Website www.rocknrollranchstudios.com Degrees/Certificates: 20-week course covering basic to advanced recording techniques and skills. Program: The course covers everything from mics to compressors to digital recording, with the student ending the course with a more than general knowledge of the recording field.

Recording Connection
8033 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 4042, Hollywood, CA 90046-2427 Phone 800/295-4433 E-mail musicbiz@earthlink.net Website www.recordingconnection.com Program: Recording Connection is a 15-year-old accredited program that has a worldwide network of over 5,000 recording studios throughout the United States and Canada. The company signs on new affiliates each month. We provide on-the-job training in major recording studios, record companies, and radio and TV stations. Available in every city or town. Call for free video or CD-ROM.

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822 Phone 916/558-2111 E-mail donyg9999@aol.com.

San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619/388-3337 E-mail jfenwick@sdccd.net Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A. in Electronic Music. Program: Students receive a well-rounded education in music while focusing in-depth on Pro Tools in a Mac-based lab. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in recording studios, radio and TV stations, multimedia facilities including Web-based production, as live sound engineers and for positions in retail electronic music sales.

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego, CA 92111 Phone 619/388-2219 E-mail: ikorneit@sdccd.net Website www.sandiegomesacollege.net Degrees/Certificates: A.A. in Music with emphasis in Music Technology. Certificate in Music Technology (2 years), Certificate in Music Composition (2 years). Program: Beginning to advanced classes in the Mesa College Electronic Music Studio are hands-on and cover several different music composition, production and recording techniques: MIDI, digital hard disk recording, notation software, digital and analog tape, acoustics, mixing consoles, sampling, soundproof sound booth, multitrack and concert recordings via trunk lines and CCTV links to band and choir rooms.

San Francisco State University
Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Dept., 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone 415/338-1787 Website www.sfsu.edu Degrees/Certificates: B.A. and M.A. in Radio and Television with emphasis in Music Recording, Audio-for-Visual Media and Audio Post-Production. Program: Fully equipped recording studio with 2-inch analog multitrack, state-of-the-art DAWs and labs for individual work.

Santa Barbara City College
7721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394 Phone 805/965-058.

Santa Monica College
Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone 310/434-3700 Website http://academy.smc.edu Degrees: Certificate and A.A. degrees in Interactive Media Certificate Level I, Interactive Media Certificate Level II, Animation. Program: The Interactive Media Program is a comprehensive course in the design and implementation of Websites, interactive entertainment and other media. The program emphasizes high-quality design driven by real-world business, entertainment and technical requirements.

School of Worship
3000 W. MacArthur Blvd., #520, Santa Ana, CA 92704 Phone 714/979-4422 x3547 E-mail devenberryhill@calvarychapel.com Website www.schoolofworship.net Degrees/Certificates: 1-year certificate program. Program: Designed to equip and train future worship leaders for a specific ministry role in the local church. Classes are basic theological concepts, leadership administration, worship administration, music theory, worship team development, studio and live engineering, songwriting, vocal techniques and many others. Throughout the year, students will participate in four mini-workshops focusing on specific subjects such as songwriting, choir arrangements, leadership and other topics relating to the worship ministry. The campus is located at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa.

Sound Master Recording Engineer School Audio/Video Institute
10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 323/650-8000 E-mail engrsnd@aol.com Degrees/Certificates: Recording Engineering certificate. Program: The school offers comprehensive training in record engineering, audio/video post-production, film scoring, digital mastering, synchronization, MIDI and technical maintenance. Job placement is given upon graduation. Many graduates hold key positions in top music/recording companies. Student grants and loans are available for those who qualify. Day or evening classes are available.

Studiocat Productions
PO Box 38128, Phoenix, AZ 85069 Phone 602/403-9497 E-mail Studiocat@cox.net Website www.studiocatproductions.com Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of completion and letter of recommendation. Program: Courses include recording, editing and mixing of music created by Arizona's top local artists. Students will learn how to make constructive production decisions and how to effectively communicate them to the artist. With smaller class sizes, students can maximize their hands-on training in a real working atmosphere, instructed by multi-Platinum Award — winning engineer Jamison Weddle.

The Academy of Production & Recording Arts
619 11th Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y8 Phone 403/237-8561 E-mail beachinc@telusplanet.net Website www.thebeachaudio.com Degrees/Certificates: Sound Basics 101 certificate, Music Advanced certificate, Post-Production Advanced. Program: APRA is a school that is located within Alberta's premier recording facility, The Beach Advanced Audio. The courses enable students to learn all elements of audio recording, engineering and production. Courses focus on all elements of audio.

Trebas Institute, British Columbia
112 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5T 1C8 Phone 604/872-2666 Website www.trebas.com Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production and Film/Television Post-Production; B.A. in Sound Technology in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts; B.A. in Enterprise Management. Program: Established in 1979 for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job-search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia.

UCLA Extension
Department of Entertainment Studies, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Room 437, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone 310/825-9064 E-mail entertainmentstudies@uclaextension.edu Website www.uclaextension.edu/entertainmentstudies Degrees/Certificates: Certificates in Music Business, Songwriting, Recording Engineering, Film Scoring. Program: Rigorous training programs that prepare students in the art and science of the music business, songwriting, recording engineering and film scoring. Drawing on the talent and studio facilities of Los Angeles, Entertainment Studies has created a curriculum of required and elective courses that cover theory and practice in audio technology, equipment, musicianship and business practice.

University of Oregon, School of Music
1225 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 Phone 541/346-3761 E-mail lgoren@oregon.uoregon.edu (undergraduate), gradmus@oregon.uoregon.edu (graduate) Website http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~fmo Degrees/Certificates: B.S., Music Technology option; M.M. in Intermedia Music Technology; and Intermedia Music Technology as a secondary area for doctoral students. Program: Each curriculum strives to balance the development of artistic and creative skills with the mastery of the technical aspects of the discipline. Courses emphasize music composition, performance and real-time interactive media environments. The focus is on the creation of experimental types of musical content and not on the training of recording engineers or related technicians.

University of Southern California
School of Music

Music Industry/Recording Department, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851 Phone 213/740-3224 E-mail scmusind@usc.edu Website www.usc.edu/schools/music Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music Recording, 4-year B.S. in Music Industry, B.M. in Music Industry. Program: All classes taught by full-time faculty and local L.A. professionals. Music industry class lecturers/instructors include Mark Goldstein, Jay Cooper, Jeff and Todd Brabec, Donald Passman, Mark Isham, Chris Stone. Recording arts classes taught in SSL/Studer-equipped classroom by instructors/guest lecturers Ed Cherney, Steve Krause, George Massenburg.

Vancouver Film School
200-198 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1H2 Phone 604/685-5808 E-mail admissions@vfs.com Website www.vfs.com Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma in filmmaking, 2-D and 3-D animation, sound design, broadcast, new media, acting and writing for film and television, makeup for film and television. Program: VFS maintains industry-standard, high-quality production so that sound design students have the opportunity to author and produce the surround sound audio requirements for original film and digital media content. The program has several objectives: produce a professional-quality audio component portfolio; author and produce the complete audio components for a short film or digital media package; expand audio design principles to include Web-based audio delivery; and complete Digidesign Operator certification.

Video Symphony
731 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone 800/VS1-AVID Email info@videosymphony.com Website: www.videosymphony.com Degrees/Certificates: One-year certificate. Program: Authorized Pro Tools Editing/Mixing/Sound Design classes and career program. Job-centric, professional training for Hollywood professionals now and soon. Video Symphony is a Digidesign Pro School. Pro Tools User and Expert Certification classes and exams included. Other career programs in Avid video editing, motion graphics also offered.

Women’s Audio Mission
PO Box 410663, San Francisco, CA 94141 Phone 415/239-3269 x5 E-mail twinston@womensaudiomission.org Website www.womensaudiomission.org Degrees/Certificates: Audio Workshops taught by women for women. Audio Certificates are scheduled for fall 2004. Program: In a field where women professionals are historically underrepresented, WAM seeks to create an environment that will encourage and enable the aspirations of women in the recording arts and, in turn, expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture. We provide access to audio technology and training in its use to record sound for music, radio, film, television and the Internet for women and girls



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