The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (www.oiart.ca) is the first audio education program in North America to be registered as a game developer with Creative Labs. Three full-time OIART faculty members have full access to Creative Labs' 3-D audio tools and have already incorporated them into the school's program. The software will be taught by award-winning sound designer Vince Iannelli.
Keith Charley, software engineering manager in the Custom Engineering department of Creative Labs Inc., said, “I am both excited and impressed to see the way OIART is expanding their curriculum to encompass what is happening in the audio world in areas like video gaming and 3-D audio. They are really raising the bar and at the same time giving their students increased skill sets that will give them a needed edge that will help them to enter into the workplace.”