When using this directory, please note that only North American programs have been included. All of the information presented here was supplied by the 11/20/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

When using this directory, please note that only North American programs have been included. All of the information presented here was supplied by the schools. Specific programs may change, so contact the school/program for up-to-date information.

(also see eastern schools, central schools)

Alta Center for Communication Arts

9014 N. 23rd Ave., Ste. 1, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone 888/729-4954 Fax 602/749-5418 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: diploma in Digital Audio Recording. Program: Innovative 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. Designed for today's music business. Unique curriculum is created specifically for independent musicians, artists, producers and engineers. The Alta Center also offers a Multimedia Production program, including digital graphics, video production, animation and Website development.

Art Institute of Seattle

The Art Institute of Vancouver, Burnaby

2323 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98103 Phone 206/239-2338 Fax 206/269-0274 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 6-quarter A.A.A. in Audio Production. Program: Includes studio production, A/V post, streaming media, radio production. Required internships, placement assistance upon completion. Hands-on experience: 5 studios (3 tracking, 2 mixing), 4 DAWs (Pro Tools|HD), two 25-seat computer labs (Windows/Sonic Foundry, Mac/ProTools LE). Consoles: SSL4000G+, Euphonix C300, Mackie D8D, Yamaha 02R, Mackie 32X8. 24 I/O analog 2-inch (2), 24 I/O Pro Tools|HD, (5.1 DTS surround),16 I/O Pro Tools|HD (2).

3264 Beta Ave. Phone 604/298-5400 Fax 604/298-5403 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 1/2/3-year programs. Articulated degree program with the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Program: Using the latest linear and nonlinear recording techniques and state-of-the-art recording studios, 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 sound studio and an automated music production facility. A policy of liberal access to facilities and equipment creates an environment where art and creativity blend seamlessly with technology.

Audio Institute of America

447 Georgia St., Vallejo, CA 94590 Phone 707/554-1935 Fax 707/554-9751 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: professional growth training, non-accredited. Program: Free online, self-paced professional audio training courses taught be renowned author Bill Gibson, using text, high-quality audio and detail images teaching Understanding the Mixer Part I, Understanding the Mixer Part II, Essential EQ Theory, Dynamics Processors, Microphone Technology, Digital Recording, Synchronization, Recording Instruments/Vocal, MIDI and more!

The Banff Centre

PO Box 15427, San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone 415/752-0701 Fax 415/752-0701 E-mail Website 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.

California State University, Chico

107 Tunnel Mountain Dr., Box 1020, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5 Phone 403/762-6180 Fax 403/762-6345 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: audio assistant and associate work/study programs; 1 to 6 terms. Program: This is a 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, Richard King, among many others. Facilities include recital hall with adjoining control room, digital multitrack recording studio, Pro Tools audio-for-video post-production suite, Sonic Solutions editing suite and Pyramix Digital Audio workstation.

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Department of Music, Chico, CA 95929-0805 Phone 530/898-5500 Fax 530/898-4082 E-mail Website 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.

Citrus College

1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90247 Phone 310/243-3543 E-mail Website 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, the new equipment includes Mackie and Panasonic Digital 5.1 mixing consoles, 48 tracks of DA-98 and ADAT multitrack recording, Pro Tools and Sonic Solutions DAWs, and high-res mastering equipment.

City College of San Francisco

1000 W Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741 Phone 626/852-8061 Fax 626/852-8063 E-mail Website 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 recorders. Other rooms include and auditorium for live recordings and film scores, a smaller analog studio and a lab with 25 Pro Tools workstations. The curriculum consists of courses in audio engineering, acoustics, live sound, critical listening, digital audio, MIDI and music business.

Cogswell Polytechnical College

Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department, 50 Phelan St., Box A6, San Francisco, CA 94112 Phone 415/239-3527 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Sound Recording and Sound Design certificates. Program: Covers analog and digital multitrack techniques used in the various stages of pro sound recording. 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 and more.

Columbia Academy

1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Phone 408/541-0100 Fax 408/747-0764 E-mail Website 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. Audio Engineering addresses the manufacturing side of the music industry. Students can get either 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.

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

1295 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3X8 Phone 800/665-9283 Fax 604/731-5458 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma in Digital/Analog Recording Arts. Program: Utilizing three recording studios, students develop professional skills in engineering, music production, post-production for film and television, digital editing and mixing, studio 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.

Ex'pression Center for New Media

2300 East Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282-1707 Phone 800/562-6383 Fax 480/829-1332 E-mail Website 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. Gear includes SSL, Neve, Studer, Manley and Neumann, among others. Students are offered manufacturer certification on Pro Tools, TC System 6000, Waves plug-ins, SIA Smaart. Financial aid available.

Fullerton College

6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Phone 877/833-8800 Fax 510/658-3414 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year accelerated Bachelor's in Sound Arts. Degrees also offered in Animation and Graphic Design. Program: The 60,000-square-foot campus includes a 200-seat 5.1 Meyer Sound Theater, 11 full-size studios, 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 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 May and December.

Globe Institute of Recording and Production

321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832 Phone 714/992-7302 E-mail Website 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.

Golden West College

PO Box 961, Brisbane, CA 94005 Phone 800/9000-MIX E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-Year Audio Producer Associates degree; 4-month certificates in Audio Recording and Production, Music Business, Digital Composition, Audio for Media, Digital Audio Workstation (Pro Tools), Psychoacoustic Sound Healing. 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.

Long Beach City College

15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Phone 714/895-8780 Fax 714/895-8784 E-mail Website 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 video editing, CD/DVD duplication, maintenance and Digital Performer-based synthesizer workstations. The program, which is almost 30 years old, has produced graduates working in recording studios and in almost all related sound areas.

Los Angeles Recording Workshop

4901 East Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone 562/938-4309 Fax 562/938-4118 Website 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 equipped with digital audio and/or analog multitrack, 42 individual MIDI workstations, three-camera online video facilities, as well as 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 Medanos College

Center for the Recording Arts, 5278 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 818/763-7400 Fax 818/763-7447 E-mail Website www.recordingca 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 and student scholarships, and dorm housing are also available.

Loyola Marymount University

2700 E. Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA 94565 Phone 925/439-0200 Fax 925/427-1599 E-mail Website 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.

Mesa Community College

One LMU Dr., MS-8230, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone 310/338-4575 Fax 310/338-3030 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Recording Arts (music recording and film sound). Program: Recording Arts at LMU 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.

Mills College

1835 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone 480/461-7273 Fax 480/461-7422 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S. in Music Technology: Studio Recording (approximately 2 years) or Certificate of Completion (CCL), approximately 1 year. Program: Classes in studio recording, Pro Tools, live sound reinforcement, electronic music (MIDI and digital audio), music business, music theory, electronics 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 proper, we're able to record orchestras, big-band jazz, choirs and pop music bands.

MiraCosta 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 Eectronic 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.

Mt. San Jacinto

Music Department, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone 760/757-2121 x6703 E-mail Website 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 lots of state-of-the-art processing 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.

Pacific Audio Visual Institute

1499 North State St., San Jacinto, CA 92583 Phone 909/487-6752 x1577 Fax 909/487-1452 E-mail Degrees/Certificates: Audio Technologies certificate (18 units), Associate degree, Audio Technologies. Program: The program feature both hands-on and theoretical instruction, from basic audio principles to full lock-to-picture audio post using Otari RADAR, Pro Tools and automated consoles. We offer both digital and analog recording. We can also train your employees with both 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 $18 per unit. Out-of-state fees are higher. Financial aid is available.


34 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Y 1M7 Phone 604/873-4853 Fax 604/873-4295 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 1-year Audio Engineering & Production diploma; 1-year Film & Music Business diploma; 1-year Indie Filmmaker 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. Learn entertainment industry structure, where you can fit in and how to contribute to your own success or that of other artists. Also, learn to create, finance, cast, direct, shoot, edit and market your own film, TV pilot or music video.

Recording Connection

880 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107 Phone 415/896-9800 Fax 415/459-5417 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Producer, Composer & Film Audio certificates. Digidesign Pro Tools certified training, Apple Logic Audio certified training. Program: Pyramind's media complex in San Francisco includes a state-of-the-art multiple-workstation training lab for hands-on learning in the digital audio arts. The expanded course curriculum, adapted from the very successful SF Audio Net workshops, now includes a series of courses geared toward production, music composition and film audio. As an Apple- and Digidesign-certified training location, Pyramind also offers operator certification for Pro Tools and Logic Audio.

Sacramento City College

8033 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 4042, Hollywood, CA 90046-2427 Phone 800/295-4433 Fax 310/826-8064 E-mail Website 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.

San Diego City College

3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822 Phone 916/558-2111 Fax 916/650-2945 E-mail

San Francisco State University

1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619/388-3337 E-mail 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.

Santa Barbara City College

Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Dept., 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone 415/338-1787 Website 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 Monica College

721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394 Phone 805/965-0581 Fax 805/963-7222.

School of Worship

Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone 310/434-3700 Fax 310/434-3768 Website 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 such as games and CD-ROMs, and other interactive media. The program emphasizes high-quality design driven by real-world business, entertainment and technical requirements.

Sound Master Recording Engineer School Audio/Video Institute

3000 W. MacArthur Blvd., #520, Santa Ana, CA 92704 Phone 714/979-4422 x3547 Fax 714/429-0652 E-mail Website 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.

The Academy of Production & Recording Arts

10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 323/650-8000 E-mail 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. Sound Master is proud of its graduates' achievements in the industry; many hold key positions in top music/recording companies. Student grants and loans are available for those who qualify. Day or evening classes are available.

Trebas Institute, British Columbia

619 11th Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 0Y8 Phone 403/237-8561 Fax 403/237-6128 E-mail Website 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, be it music, post-production, broadcast,etc.

UCLA Extension

112 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1C8 Phone 604/872-2666 Website 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.

University of Oregon

Department of Entertainment Studies, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Room 437, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone 310/825-9064 Fax 310/206-7435 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: certificates in Music Business, Songwriting, Recording Engineering, Film Scoring. Program: UCLA Extension's Department of Entertainment Studies offers rigorous training programs that prepare students in both 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 both theory and practice in audio technology, equipment, musicianship and business practice.

University of Southern California

School of Music, 1225 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 Phone 541/346-3761 E-mail (undergraduate), (graduate) Website 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, not on the training of recording engineers or related technicians.

Vancouver Film School

School of Music, Music Industry/Recording Department, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851 Phone 213/740-3224 Fax 213/740-3217 E-mail Website 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.

Women's Audio Mission

200-198 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1H2 Phone 604/685-5808 Fax 604/685-6389 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma in Sound Design for Visual Media;  Film Production, 3-D Animation, 2-D Animation, Interactive Media, Broadcast Media, Acting, Writing, Foundation Visual Art & Design, Maya, Make-Up Design. Program: Sound Design at VFS focuses on all areas related to sound in the visual arts, including those in the film, television and games industries. Led by award-winning veteran Robert Grieve, Sound Design provides students with a professionally equipped facility and a curriculum in tune with the needs of industry, as determined by VFS's Advisory Board of high-profile industry professionals. Sound Design gives students the unique opportunity to collaborate on projects with colleagues from other departments (3-D & 2-D Animation, Interactive Media, Film, Acting), providing them with industry-relevant experience and more compelling portfolios.

PO Box 410663 San Francisco, CA 94141 Phone 415/239-3269 x5 E-mail Website 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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