• Overview - 2018/2019

    Music isn't just about sound. It's about passion and commitment to an art form that can evoke deep memories and feelings and transport people to different locations and times. If you're ready to work in the most modern recording facility in any school in Canada, the Music Industry Arts program will fine-tune your skills into a rewarding career.

    You'll begin with the basics in sound and business, and you'll evolve over the next two years into someone who will be able to work in many different areas of the industry.

    It's what Music Industry Arts grad Craig Mann did, winning an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing in 2015.

    This is a program that goes wide as well as deep. You'll learn from guest lectures, in master classes and artists-in-residence, where you'll meet alumni who will pass on their extensive knowledge of the latest technology and business realities. You'll find rewarding work in artist development, film and TV, studio recording, live concerts, music publishing and management, and gaming, or with recording artists, songwriters, agents and promoters.

    If you want to capture, shape and market in a wide range of very competitive areas, this program should be music to your ears.

    MIA gave me a sense of family and team work. It helped me develop the tools that I needed to become independent and get ready to work as well as express my creativity and discover new paths for my life. I can honestly say that the program and teachers involved have affected my life in such a positive way and helped me carve a distinct career path in the Canadian music industry

    Andreas Rizek
    Graduate 2014
     

     

    Program coordinator:

    Dan Brodbeck
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4181

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019


    This is a highly competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available.

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR
    Pre-Media Ontario College Certificate*
    (Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND:
    - standing in the required course stated above
    OR
    General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate**
    (Note: minimum final average required is 2.0 GPA) AND:
    - standing in the required course stated above
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
    AND
    Completion of a Supplemental

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two year
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Communications Technology (M)
    • Grade 12 Media Arts (M)
    • Grade 11 Music (M) or (O) OR Grade 12 Music (M)
    • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Entrepreneurship (C) or (O)
    • Grade 12 Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions (C)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (M)
    • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • It is an advantage to the student to have a background in music theory and performance, knowledge and appreciation of all types of music, an interest in the recording industry and its role in today's entertainment field, experience with computer and/or synthesizer/MIDI applications

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    2. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    3. Assessment of Applicant's skill set relevant to the program based on a Supplemental

    NOTE:

    • *Students who are currently registered in the Pre-Media program at Fanshawe College or at any Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology must successfully complete their Pre-Media College Certificate with a minimum 2.0 GPA by April 30, 2018, and meet the academic prerequisite course for the Music Industry Arts program in order to be eligible for admission consideration in the immediately following academic year to the Music Industry Arts program.
    • **Students who are currently registered in the General Arts and Science program at Fanshawe College or at any Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology must successfully complete their General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate with a minimum 2.0 GPA by April 30, 2018 and meet the academic prerequisite course for the Music Industry Arts program in order to be eligible for admission consideration in the immediately following academic year to the Music Industry Arts program.
  • Courses

    Music Industry Arts-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
    This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    PROD-1058Audio Workstation 12
    An introductory course that focuses on the basics of audio editing, synthesis and production using ProTools and Apple Logic. This course identifies and introduces production techniques used in current music software production.
    MUSC-1011Music, Writing & Analysis 13
    This course will offer the student the skills needed to bridge the gap between music theory and its application to current musical environments, both in the recording studio and live performance. This course will also examine a history of popular music in North America in the 20th century, with a focus on those aspects relevant to the development of the commercial music industry in Canada and the U.S. This semester covers the period from the development of early Blues in the American south to the masters of instrumental and vocal styles and current trends including musical theater productions.
    PROD-1061Music Production 12
    This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical working knowledge of music production and the role of the music producer/artist developer in a current recording environment
    MUSC-1014Artist Development 12
    A study of the major creative and business components that form the foundation of today's music industry with an emphasis on how they are interconnected and interdependent.
    PROD-1059Social Media & Performance 12
    This course will introduce the student to various topics in the music industry with an artist development/management perspective. Topics include income streams for artists as well as contracts and contract negotiations through the study of the manager/artist relationship. The student will also get hands on experience with artist performance and performance critique.
    RCRD-1013Audio Engineering Lab 12.5
    This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern recording studio. Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to properly use microphones, process them through the recording console, utilize various pieces of signal processing equipment and mix in a stereo analog / digital format.

    Level 2Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMM-3075Communications for Media3
    This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of media, focuses on professional written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the media workplace in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.
    PROD-3026Audio Workstation 22
    A continuation of PROD 1058, this course further focuses on editing, recording, mixing and music production utilizing Apple Logic Pro X, and Avid Pro Tools.
    MUSC-3009Music, Writing & Analysis 23
    A practical course designed to equip the student with the highly technical level of aural accuracy required to function in the music industry. The student will develop the ability to assess accuracy of intonation, rhythm, scales and degrees of the scale, intervals, triads and chords, as well as to recognize errors in the reading of music. The student will also be exposed to a wide range of timbres, both acoustic and synthesized. This course also offers an analysis of artists and their production techniques of popular music from 1930-present, with focus on those aspects relevant to the development of the commercial music industry internationally
    MUSC-3012Artist Development 22
    A continuing study of the major creative and business components that form the foundation of today's music industry including some practical applications of knowledge learned.
    PROD-3027Social Media & Performance 22
    This semester will introduce the student to a more in depth exploration of artist management and live performance as well as legal issues presented in semester one. Where does the artist fit into the business and how can the Management assure the best use of the Artists talents? Creative, Business and Legal aspects of the relationship will be examined and examples will be discussed to reinforce the knowledge learned in the lectures. Artist's careers will be put under the microscope for good and bad decisions. Various contracts germane to the subject will be presented. The student will also get hands on experience with artist performance and performance critique. A social media component will also be explored.
    PROD-3029Music Production 22
    This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the elements involved in establishing a plan and budget for the production of music recordings
    RCRD-3001Audio Engineering Lab 22.5
    This course is a continuation of RCRD-1013 and is designed to provide the student with additional theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern recording studio. Upon completion of this course, each student will possess the ability to record/ mix and utilize the studio to complete various music recordings.

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    DIGL-1029Audio Post Production 12
    An audio production course that utilizes intermediate to advanced audio software, soundware and techniques for use in post production. Diverse sound production is covered through the use of audio, MIDI, virtual instruments, control surfaces and Quicktime video. Hands on applications include sound production, sound design, multimedia production, music creation and editing to picture, and sound effects layback and mixing to picture and basic video editing.
    MUSC-3013Artist Development 34
    A course designed to give the student the information to make an informed career choice and the theoretical knowledge to function in an entry-level position in the entertainment industry. Artist Development and its emerging roles in the new music industry as well as business ethics will be examined.
    PROD-3030Music Production 32
    This course is designed to give the student an advanced level of knowledge and practice of the elements involved in establishing and executing a plan and budget for the production of music recordings from the demo or creation stage to the final master.
    MUSC-3014Music Industry Connection 12
    This course exposes the student to a wide base of knowledge from within the industry and also utilizes resources to prepare for a meaningful career in the music industry. Topics will focus on personal skills and self-awareness, changes in the economic community that impact the music business, time management, resumes and interviews, operating your own business, the cultural environment and creativity, the impact of media on society, leadership, and the ongoing need to keep up with change. Guest lecturers will be brought in to supplement curriculum.
    RCRD-3002Audio Engineering Lab 32.5
    This course is designed to provide demonstrations and practical hands-on experience in the modern large format multi track audio recording studio, using Pro Tools HD software and hardware technology along with a SSL Duality mixing consoles and various peripherals including outboard processors.
    PROD-1060Live Sound Production1
    Students will construct high quality mixes for live sound production. Microphones, cabling, eq, compression, pa cabinets, processing will be explored. Various musical and non musical scenarios will be built and practiced.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    RCRD-5001Audio Engineering Lab 42.5
    This course is primarily designed to provide demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences and lectures in the modern sound recording studios, using contemporary audio technology. This theory portion of the course is a basic 'open forum' where students and the professor will discuss related aspects of the subject matter covered in the lab classes.
    DIGL-3025Audio Post Production 22
    A hands-on audio production course that further utilizes Avid ProTools, Apple Logic Pro and Reason, NativeInstruments Kontact, Final Cut Pro and QuickTime. The 4 main areas of sound for picture are covered: dialog, sound effects, music and foley. Applications include audio production, video production, Internet delivery, broadcast, audio and video post production, sound design and multimedia. Term project(s) will be assigned. Students will build projects for use within a market ready portfolio.
    MUSC-5003Artist Development 44
    Designed to give the student the information to make an informed career choice and the theoretical and practical knowledge to excel in an entry level position in the music industry.
    PROD-5008Music Production 42
    This course provides the knowledge and musical awareness needed to interact on a professional level in a recording scenario. The musicality of the recording, layering and mixing process is stressed throughout. Topics include the properties of sound, recognition of instruments and their performance methods, and technical audio ear training. Musical instruments will be covered with analysis of their individual properties, how they relate to each other and they can be altered and layered to create techniques to enhance a music production. A look at how processing affects the sonic structure of the sound.
    MUSC-3015Music Industry Connection 22
    This course exposes the student to a wide base of knowledge and develops skills to help prepare for a meaningful career in the music industry. Arranging, producing, organizing, promoting, and marketing 'Share the Land' concert will challenge the student with a practical real world community outreach project. Other topics will focus on personal skills and self-awareness, changes in the economic community that impact the music business, time management, resumes and interviews, operating your own business, the cultural environment and creativity, the impact of media on society, leadership, and the ongoing need to keep up with change. Guest lecturers will be brought in on a regular basis.
    PROD-3028Music Artist Video1
    Students will develop video production skills though the setup of lighting, staging, video capture, editing and posting of live performance events both within the Fanshawe College Artist Development Centre and outside of the college.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 9 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 2, 3 and 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 18 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    This program offers a unique opportunity for learning the skills required for the music production/recording industry, the post-production field and music business industries. The graduate may find career opportunities with music/audio recording and live remote recording, music/audio production and live sound. Also, audio and sound design for film, live sound, web, games, television, radio, cruise ships, as well as artist development and promotion, music business including sound supervision, copyright, entertainment law, publishing and merchandising. 
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: MIA2
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    The Music Industry Arts program is a creative and practical environment that allows students to discover and develop the artistic, technical and business skills that will prepare them to compete in today's evolving music and entertainment industry.

    The program approach is intensively hands-on, with professional recording, performance and lab facilities exclusively dedicated to student use.  Course content is wide and equally balanced between artist development and technical skills which accentuates experiential learning within the program. Course curricula is wide by design and includes: artist development, music publishing, entertainment law, copyright, sales and promotion, music theory, ear training, music writing and arranging, creative audio production techniques, functions of digital and analog consoles, audio recording/mixing, studio operation, design and management, audio for picture, as well as live audio production.  Computer literacy, audio and editing techniques relevant to the disciplines of music creation and audio post-production are offered through theory and practical applications. Collaborative projects utilizing other media-based programs within the college are done on a regular basis.

    Other Information

    • Due to the academic rigor required in the Music Industry Arts program, applicants applying directly to this program from secondary school without additional post-secondary education, are encouraged to consider applying to the Pre-Media program.  The Pre-Media program is an excellent preparatory program.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Display positive and professional attitude towards the responsibility and respect for the creation of music and sound.

    2. Meet strict deadlines and enhance creativity through the act of balancing technology and arts.

    3. Apply market ready skills in: music and sound recording, preproduction, audio production, writing, arranging, editing, mixing, contracting, and delivering, artist discovery, development, direction, marketing, promotion, tour management and live sound production.

    4. Utilize strong time management, problem solving and organizational skills.

    5. Stay current with industry practices primarily in the technical and secondarily in non-technical audio industry sectors through the use of creating sound and music.

    6. Operate audio and video hardware and software through the creation and design of sound and music either with or without moving or still pictures.

    7. Apply industry level skills in the operation of live sound and music recording.

    8. Create all documentation necessary in order to develop a music artist.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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