Introduction to Music Industry Arts


The Introduction to Music Industry Arts program at Algonquin College is designed for students, with little or no music experience, who have an interest in the music industry. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the music industry before investing in further education in this area.

Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at http://algonquincollege.com/byod

(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Ontario College Certificate
1 Year

Program Code: 1438D01FWO
Academic Year: 2014/2015


Our Program

One-Year Certificate Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students with little or no music experience who have an interest in the music industry. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the music industry before investing in a diploma or degree. Students receive an introduction to the history of pop music, song writing, entertainment law, audio recording, marketing, production, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), mixing and mastering final recordings. This program is useful for individuals who want to experience college delivery of course material, who want a starting point to pursue a career in music, or who are looking to build a music portfolio for entrance into a diploma or degree program.

Graduates are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Introduction to Music Industry Arts.

Graduates can apply to another program at the College, such as the Music Industry Arts Ontario College Diploma program or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Students who complete the certificate with an overall B average are eligible for admission into the Music Industry Arts Diploma program. Students must apply by February 1st. Some credits may be considered as transfer credits towards other college programs.

Two-Year Diploma Program

The two-year General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program begins in September (for graduates of the one-year certificate program) and in January. General Arts and Science Year II provide a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. On successful completion of Year II students receive an Ontario College Diploma.

Graduates of the diploma program may apply for advanced standing at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa, if they achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better. Articulation agreements also exist with other postsecondary institutions.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at www.algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.

SUCCESS FACTORS

This program is well-suited for students who: