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5 Steps to Help You Choose an Audio Engineering School

1 JAN 2013
Career Path : Audio Engineering

Have you ever wanted to be part of the music industry? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed about recording the music entertainers of today…and those of tomorrow. If you have, you may want to consider enrolling in an Audio Engineering & Production Diploma Program. The question is this: how do you choose a school that’s right for you? Here are five steps to make the process simpler for you.

Step 1: Choose your location.

Contacts are an integral part of the success of any audio engineer. Consequently, you should study in the area you plan on working in, so that the contacts you make during your instruction can help you once you graduate. For example, if you want to work in Montreal, study in the Montreal area, and if you want to work in Toronto, take your audio engineering studies in that city.

Step 2: Choose your program type.

Are you looking for an academic program with the possibility of graduate studies, or are you looking for a faster audio engineering school that will get you a job faster? Think about your finances and your needs, and do your homework. If you know what your needs are, you’ll find the Audio Engineering & Production Diploma Program that’s right for you.

Step 3: Choose a school with a good reputation.

Not all schools are equal. Take a lot of time to research audio engineering schools to make sure you find the one that has the best combination of reputation, tuition cost, and location.

Step 4: Talk to graduates.

Once you’ve selected a school that you think fits your criteria, do a quick Google search and try to find the names of some graduates. Then, contact those people and ask them what they thought of their music production school. The insight you’ll gather from graduates will help you immensely in your choice of an Audio Engineering & Production Diploma Program.

Step 5: Visit the school.

Once you’ve done steps one to four, the last step is simply to visit the school and trust your gut. Does it look like a place where you think you could study? Do you see yourself spending the greater part of a day there, studying audio engineering?

Once you’ve done all of the above, you should be in a good position. Just make sure that you’re completely comfortable with your choice. Good luck, and go for it – few careers are as exciting as the one you’ll get at a sound engineering school.

Contact the Trebas Institute for more information on their Audio Engineering & Production Diploma program.