OIART is driven by the demands of the professional audio production industry. Our faculty is second to none, and our equipment is state-of-the-art. Our entire culture provides you with the theory, tools and technical abilities you’ll need in the real world. Everything we do is carefully crafted to meet a single goal — graduating young people who are professional, capable and, perhaps most importantly, employable.
There are about 133,000 audio engineering professionals working in North America today. Opportunities exist in a wide variety of industries — not just music. Our graduates also work in broadcast television; film and TV post-production, live sound, videogame and online sound design, not to mention maintenance, manufacturing and sales.
Getting Your First Job
Finding a position in the audio industry takes more than just skills and knowledge. That's why we include a Career Management course in our curriculum. You’ll learn job search skills, resumé writing, and how to ace an interview, as well as the diverse career options available to OIART graduates.
We also offer alumni job and resumé banks. But the most important career-support tool we have is our experienced, professional instructors. Most continue to work in the industry, and have a web of connections with busy colleagues — colleagues always looking for fresh talent. Trust us — word-of-mouth is a powerful tool when looking for a job.
Good news: The audio industry is growing. Thanks to software like Pro Tools,™ digitization continues to transform audio production facilities, and as they become more cost-efficient, they can hire more audio professionals. This evolution, plus the increasing ties between television and the online world, make now an ideal time to launch an audio career. In fact, government analysis shows above-average growth in audio engineering worldwide.
To find out more, check out the following sites: Canadian Human Resources Development Job Futures and US Department of Labor.