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Program Overview

The 4-month intensive Artist Development Program provides bootcamp-style learning focused on the artist from song to style. At the completion of the program, you will understand everything involved in taking your career from the garage to the big stage. Key learning outcomes include extensive knowledge in aspects of songwriting, performance, touring, marketing, social media, style, and brand identity. You will learn how to package and pitch yourself to industry leaders as a branded artist.
The goal of the Artist Development Program is not to launch a career in four months, but to help you build the perfect team to assist you into becoming a commercially viable brand. You will work on recordings, photoshoots and videos, not as a final package, but as training for building your own brand and identity. Ultimately, you as the artist will need to walk through the doors that are opened – on your own merit. What you put in is what you will immensely gain.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS interested in this course are advised to speak with a Nimbus Admissions Specialist at admissions@nimbusrecording.com to clarify study permit qualifications and any financial aid details.
Anyone interested in the Artist Development Program will be required to go through an interview & audition process prior to entry.


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ADEV100 prerequisites

Potential Careers

Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist, Session musician

What You'll Learn


Learn to plan and deliver a full length record from inception to completion.


Visualize/Establish their own unique style and brand to take to the marketplace with the guidance of professional stylist.

Networking & Collaboration

Interact collaboratively with other artists, musicians and producers.

Music Business

Learn now to protect your craft and devise a plan for the music industry.


Craft strong songs in a variety of genres both independently and in collaboration with others.


Learn the recording studio process and basics of recording & mixing. Receive a professional recording of single.


Opportunity to perform at live venues including an exclusive industry event to showcase talents with the goal to advance their career.


Confidently perform on set for various video mediums and receive a professionally filmed music video.

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glen gustard
Attending Nimbus was unlike any other school. As the instructors are still highly active in the music industry, I learnt how the industry works currently and as it develops. With the instructors teaching with such passion for music, I learnt what would have taken me a decade in 4 months to be artist ready in the Artist Development program. Working alongside upcoming musicians in the program made me feel like I was a part of the music industry since day one at Nimbus.

Glen Gustard

Artist Development

What To Expect - The Nimbus Advantage

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World Class 24/7 Studios For Classrooms

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Career Support

In-house career guidance to equip you with the right tools and support for employment beyond graduation.

Industry Pros for Instructors

Ongoing mentorship and training by award winners, nominees, established artists and active industry experts offers relevant curriculum.

Hands On Learning

Lessons are built with a career focused, hands-on approach to education to offer more learning by doing rather than textbooks.

Small Class Sizes

Less students per instructor in each class allows more focus on quality instruction and individual learning needs.

Networking & Collaborations

Meet a network of industry professionals in real industry settings and create life-long friendships through collaborations at the school.

Community Building

Opportunities to give back to the local community are made possible through Nimbus events, workshops, high school outreach, and charity work.


Interpersonal skills are taught in exclusive psychology classes offering guidance in self awareness confidence and skills.

Steps to Becoming a Nimbus Student

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Winter 2020 Intake

Starts: January 6, 2020
Ends: April 28, 2020


Spring 2020 Intake

Starts: May 4, 2020
Ends: August 26, 2020


Fall 2020 Intake

Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: December 23, 2020


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