introduction to engineering

Ready to take your music from idea to professional recording? If you're looking to gain a solid understanding in the foundation of audio engineering with professional industry expertise in only a few short months, this is the perfect course for you.

Program Outline

Become an Audio Engineering Pro!

In three short but intense months, you’ll learn how to record, edit, master signal processing, and mix, utilizing Pro Tools with proficiency and ease.  Our award-winning instructors will teach and mentor you with hands-on learning to introduce you to the fundamental techniques and theory of audio engineering.

At the end of 12 weeks you will go from amateur to professional using industry standard techniques, allowing you to continue on any educational path in the audio industry.

What you can expect:

After successful completion, you can expect to be able to:

  • Record, edit, and process audio to professional standards
  • Define and describe the nature of audio in the acoustic, analog, and digital realms
  • Be confident in using industry standard software, Pro Tools with ease
  • Mix audio in both analog and/or digital domains
  • Create or enhance recordings using MIDI and other virtual instruments
  • Assist on professional studio recording sessions with confidence

Work on real industry gear in professional studios!

With hands-on learning assignments like a 2 song demo, large session setup, a microphone techniques project and more, we guarantee you will learn a variety of recording topics covering everything from microphone techniques to the science of sound and signal flow. You will gain experience in drum editing, pitch correction, and advanced processing techniques. Not to mention mixing and mastering elements that will empower you to present all of your projects in the best possible light.

Did we mention we have 5 professional studios each with a variety of both analog and digital consoles and gear including SSL G Series Console, AWS 900 Console, API The Box Console, Pro Tools, and more. Oh! And you can book any of the studios for your own personal use 5 days a week after your classes. Practice your skills by recording yourself, your friends, the band you saw the night before, whomever you choose! We want you to be in the studios as much as possible to get as much hands-on experience as you can. 

Led by Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are first class. They are also passionate about music. Nimbus faculty have won numerous awards and continue to lead in their respective fields. They know how the music industry works and are committed to helping you succeed into your career. 

Enter the Music Industry with Confidence

The Introduction to Engineering Certificate course will provide you with the skills needed to confidently enter the audio industry! Whether you want to work in a recording studio, start your own home studio, or take the reigns on a project as the head engineer, or maybe you’re an artist who desperately wants to finally record and mix their own songs with certainty, this is the perfect course for you. 

Why Study Recording Arts at Nimbus?

Small class sizes

Hands-on learning

Project-based approach

Intense Instruction = quicker entry into the music industry

our Faculty are industry professionals

Central Location in Beautiful Vancouver

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Tuition

Domestic Tuition

$6000

This includes a tuition cost of $9433.75 and an automatic financial bursary of $3433.75

International Tuition

$7500

This includes a tuition cost of $12,073.75 and an automatic financial bursary of $4573.75

Admission Requirements

No technical or previous music industry knowledge is required. Our amazing instructors will teach you everything you need to make it as a professional.

Nimbus looks for individuals who love and live music, and have the drive to succeed.

Learn more about our admissions process here

programs start dates

JANUARY | MAY | SEPTEMBER

flexible start dates

0
STUDENTS

per intake

Music Production Recording Business

Jan 3 | May 1 | Sept 5

Artist Development

JAN 3 | MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Introduction to Engineering 

MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Electronic Music Production

online

NOV 2 | JAN 4

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Learning Objectives

With a mix of practical and theoretical learning, graduates of this  program will possess key skills in their toolbox.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Record, edit, and process audio to professional standards
  • Define and describe the nature of audio in the acoustic, analog, and digital realms
  • Be confident in using industry standard software, Pro Tools with ease
  • Mix audio in both analog and/or digital domains
  • Create or enhance recordings using MIDI and other virtual instruments
  • Assist on professional studio recording sessions with confidence

Required Course Materials

Included with tuition

All materials are in English and include a library of textbooks. Additionally, there is a web portal with equipment manuals and e-books. 

  • Software:
    Pro Tools
    iLok

Not Included with tuition

  • Hardware:
    •MacBook Pro (as a minimum) 13” with 8GB Ram and 512 GB HD, recommended to run MacOS 12 or newer
    •Apple USB-C to USB Adaptor
    •Studio-quality Headphone (not earbuds)
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"

I started my moniker, TAILS, at Nimbus when I was a student and the first tracks I put out were projects from class - which got a lot of great hype and good radio play from BBC1 radio and DJs. After graduating, I started playing a ton of shows and making money from my music, enough to quit my “day job”. Nimbus taught me of course all the engineering and production tools, but more than that, it taught me to focus my drive and put in the work."
Spencer Reid, aka TAILS
Alumnus

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