Live Sound Engineering Program

Perhaps you do sound for your school plays and assemblies, maybe run the sound at your church or DJ at clubs and parties. You’re the “go to” person for setting up sound systems – from home or car stereos to PA systems. When you or your friend’s bands play, you’re the one trusted to run the show. When you go to see a show or concert, your eyes aren’t on the performers on stage, they are watching the engineers at the mixing console and the other professionals behind the scenes.

From world tours, to theatres and concert halls, to cruise ships and hotels, the world of a career in live sound is a fast paced, technologically advanced and rewarding career path full of OIART grads.

Will there be job
prospects in live sound and event production
after graduation?


Where Our Recent Grads Have Worked in Live Sound

But if places like these are actually paying
you to do what you love, is it really work?

Who Our Live Sound Grads Have Worked With

And in case you’re wondering who some
of our live sound and event production grads have worked with, check this out.

  • Hedley
  • Joe Satriani
  • Blue Rodeo
  • The Guess Who
  • Alex Cuba
  • The Trews
  • The Who’s Tommy
  • Diana Ross
  • Alice in Chains
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Gladys Knight
  • Rival Sons
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Finger Eleven
  • Radiohead
  • BB King
  • The Lion King Musical
  • Rock of Ages Musical
  • MMVAs
  • MTV
  • VMAs
  • Serena Ryder
  • Dean Brody
  • Rich Aucoin
  • Kanye West
  • Big Sugar
  • Billy Talent
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Sam Roberts
  • Three Days Grace
  • Arkells
  • Walk off the Earth
  • Our Lady Peace
  • Keisza

Here are some OIART Alumni and their cool work. But
what’s even cooler is that YOU’LL BE CONNECTED TO THEM!

Our Curriculum helps you master the art and science of live sound and event production.

You will come in as a student and leave ready to find your place in live sound and event production. Today’s successful live sound and event production professionals are expected to have a wealth of knowledge under their belts. Their skills are in demand not only in live sound and event production venues but also in film, television, gaming, radio, music studios, online and much more.

The more knowledge, skills and experience you have, the more employable you are. Diversity and adaptability are keys in today’s audio industry.

Our program will provide you with the most well-rounded practical and career-focused education in all of Canada, and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years.

At OIART, learning isn’t a spectator sport.

Here, you learn by doing. Working on state-of-the art equipment, in world-class studios and using the latest technology, you’ll have already done amazing things by the time you graduate.

Watch some OIART students honing their live sound and event production skills on real shows.

Live Sound and Event Production

Every year as part of the Live Sound and Event Production course students participate in local festivals and concerts to gain real world hands-on experience. This video shows students participating in Sunfest, an international music festival and at Aeolian Hall.

Watch This Video

We help you move from
learning to earning

We know that first job is often the hardest one to get. That’s why we make career management an integral part of the curriculum with a dedicated faculty member to help students turn their music production education into employment.

We’ve been helping grads get music production jobs for over 30 years.

Since 1983, every year almost 90% of our students graduate and more than 70% of them land a job in the audio industry within 6 months of graduation.

In total, we have over 600 grads currently working in the audio industry.



reasons why you should
choose OIART

10. It’s all audio, all the time - OIART is a pure audio school, which means you don’t waste time taking irrelevant filler courses. 9. Accelerated learning - A highly focused curriculum let you accomplish in 11 months, what would take you 2-3 years in other programs. 8. State-of-the art facilities - Eight on-site studios typify the real world where professionals use gear ranging from legendary to leading edge. 7. Small classes mean big-time attention - OIART’s yearly student body of 64 students translates into a student-teacher ratio 5:1. 6. Hands-on approach to learning - Classroom lessons are reinforced with over 650 hours of faculty-supervised practice in professionally equipped studios. 5. A faculty that shares your passion - OIART instructors are accomplished educators and industry professionals, who also happen to be audio-obsessed. 4. A reputation that rocks the industry - OIART is widely known and respected among audio industry professionals around the globe. 3. Supportive peers with a common goal - Students learn in an intimate environment where everyone is dedicated to the same pursuit. 2. Lifelong connections - OIART’s Alumni Support Network looks after students through graduation, and beyond. 1. CONSISTENTLY HIGH JOB PLACEMENT!

Get inspired. Watch our video. For a glimpse into our world – a world you
were born for – watch and listen.


Learn More If you have questions about our program, we would be pleased to speak with you personally. Call us toll-free (1.866.686.5010 x22) or email us at: