C.J. Allen, our Career Management Director, makes finding you work his life’s work.
“OIART has literally hundreds of graduates that have blossomed into successful industry professionals. They have fascinating lives and have often lived great adventures - all thanks to their love of sound. While your ultimate success rides on your natural abilities and hard work, it's so much easier for you when we can provide individualized career guidance and over 30 years worth of top notch connections throughout the audio business. We all remember the challenge of finding our first job. You might be surprised to discover how eager our far reaching network of alumni is to help the next generation of audio engineers along their way. It is my greatest pleasure to connect OIART graduates with this world.”
Our mission is to produce highly qualified and enthusiastic candidates for a burgeoning audio industry. And because we maintain such close ties with studios and industry leaders, much of what we teach is driven by current demand.
You graduate with the expertise and knowledge that’s in demand in today’s audio industry. That gives you a decided advantage and makes you a highly desirable and sought-after candidate.
At OIART, helping you find your first job in the industry after graduation is a responsibility we take very seriously.
In fact, Career Management is an integral part of our curriculum. It’s an OIART exclusive that makes us truly unique. In addition to learning how to be a top audio industry professional, you also learn how to land a job after graduation. We teach you job searching skills, effective resume writing and how to ace an interview.
The search for your first job begins as soon as you enter the program and you continue to receive personalized career support for the life of your career.
There are around 133,000 audio engineering professionals working in North America right now and that number continues to grow. Opportunities exist in a wide variety of industry areas other than just music, and our graduates work in all of them. Interested in talking to some of our grads? Please contact C.J. Allen for a list of successful OIART graduates who'd be happy to chat with you.
Every year, OIART graduates are involved in Juno and Grammy nominated recording projects, working in studios of all sizes across North America and around the world. Whatever the position, you’ll find an OIART graduate earning a living at it.
Live Sound and Event Production
Film, & Television
Post Production Sound
Digital Media & Gaming
Whether working in a local crew or touring around the globe, OIART graduates make sure that any production runs smoothly. They can be found leading the stage crews on cruise ships, in concert venues of all sizes, touring with top artists, mixing theatrical productions, or working in the audiovisual departments of universities, mega churches and large corporations.
In Theatre, On Cruise Ships and At Resorts
Concert Sound Reinforcement
No segment of the audio industry offers a broader array of opportunities than film and television. On any given day, you can hear OIART graduates’ work on television shows and films that receive Oscar, Canadian Screen Award, Emmy, and several other nominations and awards.
Film and Television
Sound for Games is one of the most creative, exciting and expanding areas in audio. Our graduates work with various independent and major game developers, contributing to the production of games for console, PC, and iOS devices. There is also a need for more sophisticated audio in new media applications such as online streaming and digital advertising. Grads have not only worked on these projects, they have founded and developed companies that serve these markets.
OIART graduates work in all areas of the industry; in front of the glass, behind the glass, on location, and on tour, and they also provide design and technical support. You can find them at companies such as Apple, Sony, and Yamaha, and many start and run their own businesses. Either way, they are using their audio education in a career that is challenging, enjoyable and lucrative.
Many other audio career paths exist which might never even cross your mind. Law enforcement, education, media and more, all offer interesting and rewarding career possibilities in audio.
Only OIART places this much emphasis on preparing you for your career, and with over 70% of our graduates gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation, it’s hard to argue with our success. To see the most recent KPI (key performance indicators) for OIART, including industry related employment, click here. More information about KPI's, including links to KPI's for most private career colleges in Ontario can be found here.
For more information on the Career Management aspect of our curriculum or to get answers to questions you might have, feel free to contact C.J. Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org