Learning by Doing
Practical studio experience is OIART’s founding principle and guiding philosophy. To support this, all labs and recording sessions are completed in our extensive on-site facilities, including: six on-site professionally equipped, multi-track recording studios; an acoustics research lab; a video screening and gaming lab; a live sound lab and numerous computer-based audio production workstations. You will gain experience with a wide variety of gear — from legendary to leading edge — preparing you for the full historical range of equipment currently in use throughout the professional audio industry.
OIART’s intensive curriculum emphasizes frequent, supervised lab training in small groups of no more than four students. For every hour of classroom instruction, you’ll participate in an hour of lab time, logging more than 600 hours of studio experience during your year-long program.
Spending this much hands-on time with the kind of audio gear found in real-world studios gives you a degree of experience — and a portfolio — that would take two to three years in less-focused programs.
Studios & Gear
From magnetic tape machines to fully digital systems, each one of OIART’s professional-grade recording studios, labs and workstations is equipped with the kind of real-world equipment audio engineers work with every day.
This range of technology — from historical to state-of-the-art — ensures you’ll be fully prepared for just about any professional studio environment you might come across in your recording career.
For a closer look at our studios, equipment and how you’ll be using it, please click through the descriptions to the left.
The best way to experience OIART is by paying us a visit. Our comprehensive tours provide an up-close look at our broad range of studio technologies, introduce you to campus facilities and give a taste of student life. Please book anytime during the school year by contacting our Enrollment Co-ordinator at 1-866-686-5010 x22.
For our overnight visitors, we’ve arranged a special rate with the following local hotels.
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