THE BEST AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN CANADA
OIART has the highest graduation rate, employment rate, and graduate satisfaction in Ontario, Canada!
Graduation rate is the percentage of students who start the program that actually finish the program. Graduation rates are an indication of program quality. Low graduation rates are a result of students not enjoying the program and leaving before completing the program.
Employment Rate in field of study is the percentage of graduates who are actually employed in the field of study (Audio and Music) six months after graduation. Not to be confused with “Employment rate”, which is the percentage of grads who are employed in ANY job six months after graduation.
Graduate Satisfaction rate is the the percentage of graduates who were satisfied with their education and program experience six months after graduation.
#1 Audio School in Canada (3 Year Average)
WHY IS OIART THE BEST AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN CANADA?
HIGHEST GRADUATION & EMPLOYMENT RATES IN THE INDUSTRY
Since opening, OIART has had over 1,500 students pass through the doors. Of that number, almost 90% graduate and more than 70% have jobs within 6 months.
SMALL CLASS SIZES
Only 68 candidates are accepted each year. We offer only one program with one start date per year making us the only program in North America with true small class sizes. Students enjoy unprecedented access to faculty and studios with over 1,300 hours in 8 state-of-the-art facilities including over 650 hours of hands-on studio time and unrivalled personalized career counselling and support to help land that first job.
1 PROGRAM. 1 START DATE
Unlike other audio schools, OIART offers a focused, comprehensive and relevant audio engineering curriculum delivered over an intense 11-month period. It never remains static and evolves to reflect new technologies and changing software. We do not teach old outdated models of the music industry. Our history and close relationships with numerous major employers in Canada and the US allows our curriculum to reflect the needs of the employers and what they are looking for in our graduates. OIART graduates walk out of the program with skills that are in-demand today, not 10-20 years ago.
THE ONLY PROGRAM STILL RUNNING SINCE 1983
We’ve been teaching audio engineering since OIART opened in 1983. We’ve only offer one program which has allowed us to quickly adopt any technological advancements in recording, producing, and mixing music & audio. While other schools offer multiple programs and are slow to adapt, OIART is constantly adjusting our curriculum to be current which provides our graduates with real world skills that are in demand TODAY.
WE’VE BEEN SOCIAL DISTANCING SINCE THE ’80s
SMALL CLASS SIZES & BIG FACILITIES
To ensure each student gets all the attention they need, we limit our enrolment to only 68 students per year, and we only have 1 start date.
Students enjoy unprecedented access to faculty and studios with over 1,300 hours in 8 state-of-the-art facilities.
Each of our classrooms combine a working studio environment with comfortable theatre-style seating. Classroom tools resemble the ones used throughout OIART facilities, so that you learn on what you use.
You start using our student-dedicated studios in the 1st week of the program and after 11 months and over 650 hands-on hours in these creative spaces, you will know them like the back of your hand.
Hands-on practical studio experience is crucial to the OIART experience and you spend every second of it – in small groups of no more than 4 students at a time — in our extensive on-site facilities.
“OIART has given me so much and I’m so happy that I have been able use the lessons I learned to not only further my career and passion but also give back to some of the people and organizations that helped me along my journey. I have to say a huge thanks to the OIART staff because without their continued guidance and support I wouldn’t be where I am. Not only does OIART have an amazing staff but the students that come out of the program are just as insightful and determined to further the industry as the staff are”
Joey Siracusa (’17)
Location Recordist, IATSE, Star Trek Discovery, Handmaid’s Tale
The amount of post-graduate support offered by the school is, in my opinion, unrivaled by any other school. I snagged this job as a direct result of the close-knit network between former graduates and OIART faculty. The school really cares about keeping former students connected to audio opportunites from all over the coundtry and beyond. Without that valuable support, I would not have this amazing job that I have now.
Ryan Sanderson (’11)
Broadcast Technician / Associate Producer, CBC Radio Saskatchewan
“The skills I learned at OIART are invaluable with the work I am doing now. The curriculum laid a stable foundation for me to build my career and troubleshoot any problem that comes my way. I love that OIART has led me into a career where travelling across Canada, The United States, and beyond can be a regular thing!”
Ryan Yusep (’15)
Production Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, and Sound Assistant, The Farmhouse Creative Labs
OIART provided an invaluable network that stretches to all reaches of this industry.
Bryan Van Rooyen
Head of Audio, PA Shop
… that’s the secret sauce that makes OIART special; top notch audio education with a career development program to match.
Technical Director and Freelance Audio Engineer, PAVED Arts Media Production Studio