Students have the option to enroll in most Component Programs individually or in combination. To custom-tailor their education to meet their vocational objectives. Below you will find short descriptions of these component programs.
Recording Engineering and Studio Techniques (5 Courses, 328 Hours)
The Recording Engineering and Studio Techniques program provides training in the concepts and skills of professional multi-track studio recording and mixing. With our carefully crafted curriculum of lectures and hands-on training, this program establishes a solid foundation. By teaching the scientific principles and concepts associated with sound and audio recording & then applying these principles with hands-on activities in world-class professional recording studios. The result of our programs is a thoroughly trained & exceptionally competent recording engineer, qualified to work in any professional studio, and capable of performing at the highest standards of the recording industry. Learn more.
Audio Production Techniques (4 Courses, 290 hours)
The Audio Production Techniques program educates students in the fundamental concepts and skills of multi-track analog and digital audio recording by borrowing the basic and intermediate sections from the Recording Engineering and Studio Techniques program. This program prepares graduates for a wide variety of employment opportunities, including record production, audio production for radio, theater, commercial jingles, music beds, and a vast number of other areas that require basic recording skills along with advanced digital editing and manipulation of audio. Additionally, the skills taught in this program will enhance the employment status of studio recording engineers & live sound engineers. Learn more.
Sound Reinforcement for Live Performance (4 courses, 264 hours)
The Sound Reinforcement for Live Performance program prepares students for the great demand for the talents of skilled audio engineers wherever there are live performances and presentations, as in auditoriums, concert halls, churches, nightclubs, theme parks, sporting events, convention centers, cruise ships, resorts, music festivals, and hotels. with all the changes in the music industry, recording artists have discovered touring and live performance as activities vital to their careers. Engineers ready to take on the challenge of creating mixes under the glare of the stage lights are in demand. Learn more.
Electronic Music Synthesizers and MIDI (3 Courses, 220 hours)
The Electronic Music, Synthesizers, and MIDI program trains students in the computer-based composition and production techniques that are prevalent throughout the music and audio industry today. “MIDI,” is the acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. This technical standard is for programming computers and having them communicate with synthesizers & samplers to play music without live musicians. This technology is used for songwriting, beat production, sound for motion pictures, internet audio, and club remixes. Composers today even demo complicated orchestral scores using desktop workstations, sequencing, & sound synthesis methods taught in the MIDI program at the Omega Studios’ School. Learn more.