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Ex’pression College Offers Apple Computer and Pro Tools Certificate Programs

Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, Calif. is now an Apple Authorized Training Center for Pro Applications and a Digidesign Certified Training Location for Pro Tools. The Apple and Digidesign certificates are recognized as the highest quality training available. With these two new industry certificate training programs, as well as two newly purchased Digidesign ICON integrated consoles, Ex’pression now offers students a comprehensive, industry-authorized curricula in music recording and audio post-production.

“Apple and Digidesign certification programs allow Ex’pression to maintain a competitive edge in the digital arts education industry. Not only are we providing a necessary value add to our students and streamlining our curriculum, but we are better serving our industry, the companies that hire Ex’pression graduates,” says John Scanlon, Ex’pression’s Sound Arts director. “In addition to securing a digital arts degree from Ex’pression in just 2.5 years, students now have the opportunity walk away with two industry certificates that help distinguish them in today’s job market. It’s the competitive edge that students need and employers are looking for.”

As an Apple Authorized Training Center, Ex’pression College offers certification for students in Logic Pro. In the near future, Ex’pression says it will look to add other products from Apple’s line of production software for the certification, including Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Shake and Motion. Students take away an Apple certified textbook and a certificate of completion.

“When our students secure an Apple Pro or Digidesign Pro Tools certification, they are seen as proficient, professional-level users of those industry standard applications that are used every day on television shows, on films and in recording studios,” says Paul Lipson, Ex’pression’s dean of education.

Ex’pression’s new 48-channel D-Control system allows the college to certify students as Pro Tools operators. Ex’pression is also building a new studio and lecture hall that will house a new 24-channel D-Command console so that lectures and labs can be taught in a studio environment.

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