Surround sound, interactive CDs and DVDs: Audio has come along way since the early days of vinyl. For individuals interested in professional engineering in the digital age, or just learning how to work with and create sound, the Independent Recording Arts Program at The Art Institute of Vancouver – Burnaby campus is the perfect educational vehicle.
Students train in digital and analogue recording studios using linear and non-linear recording technologies. Curriculum includes topics such as professional session engineering, microphone techniques, outboard equipment, MIDI, signal flow, critical listening and audio/acoustic principles. Instruction includes linear and non-linear digital audio theory, surround sound, system integration and synchronization (e.g., analogue, digital, video, machine control, automation) and advanced recording techniques. Practice and integration are emphasized along with technical expertise, production and project management, and problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.