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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Artist Development Program was designed in response to Nimbus speaking with top industry professionals to discover what they looked for in artists with whom they would want to work. Every aspect of the Artist Development Program fulfills these requirements and the expected levels of excellence. This program aids to accelerate an Artist's career and prepare them for the music industry.
Anyone interested in the Artist Development Program will be required to go through an interview & audition process prior to entry. Please fill out the audition request form below.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS interested in this course are advised to speak with a Nimbus Admissions Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify study permit qualifications and any financial aid details.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Upon completing the Artist Development Program, you will have real industry training in songwriting, brand & identity, personal style, performance, and basic audio engineering and music production. You will also have quality photos, a music video, and professional demo recordings, with a strong foundation in music business and marketing to be equipped as an industry-ready artist.
Every month you will receive writing lectures, assignments and coaching
BRANDING, IDENTITY & POSITIONING
Discover what makes you unique as an artist in the music marketplace
With the assistance of a personal stylist and professional photographer, build up brand assets that are aligned with your identity
Work with vocal, performance, and media coaches to be able to present your authentic self with every interaction, both on and off stage
Showcase and promote your talent with a professional music video
Record a 2-3 song EP of the songs you've written in the program in a world class studio with a team of quality engineers and music producer
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK)
Take everything accumulated in the program and package yourself into an EPK to be presented to industry professionals
Understand how to monetize your music through performances, royalties, distribution, and publishing
Create a marketing strategy utilizing your new professional brand assets
Industry Showcase Finale
The end of the 4-month intensive will wrap with an Industry Showcase. This will be the opportunity to perform your best work to the music industry
Why Choose the Artist Development Program?
STRUCTURED & GUIDED PRODUCTIVITY
Your time will be used productively for making music with guidance from current industry professionals. You will learn effective use of your time to create a product that will have a meaningful impact on your audience.
COMMUNITY & FRIENDSHIPS
The Artist Development Program will be your creative playground shared with like-minded artists who will challenge, collaborate and grow with you. The program offers opportunities for you and your peers to engage and network with music industry experts within the community.
CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS
Gaining the knowledge of the music business and implementing best practices for your work will empower you to take control of your music career. You will understand structuring time lines, budgeting, fan engagement, networking, performance and effectively gain focus on self identity, positioning and awareness.
BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
You will receive training on how to build a strong portfolio in a short amount of time. This will include creating a live music video, a professional studio recording of one of your songs, a professional photoshoot and more, to accelerate your music career as a newly developed artist.
BEING SEEN & HEARD
The Artist Development Program will provide various networking events and opportunities to perform in real industry venues. An exclusive Music Industry Showcase will take place at the end of the program where each participant will get the chance to perform to music industry professionals!
Prerequisites for Artist Development
Students are required to have the following hardware and software prior to starting their Program:MacBook Pro with the following minimum system requirements: 13" MacBook Pro with 8GB memory and 256GB HD (512GB HD recommended), ProTools 12 (Subscription OR Perpetual License).
Participants will be required to complete an audition screening process for official entry to program. Level of songwriting, performance and ability to accompany songs with any form of instrumentation will be evaluated.
ADEV100 - Artist Development
DESCRIPTION: This four month intensive program provides bootcamp-style learning focused on the artist from song to style. Key learning outcomes include extensive knowledge in aspects of songwriting, performance, touring, marketing, social media, style, and brand identity. Students learn how to package and pitch themselves to industry leaders as a branded artist.
TUITION (DOMESTIC): $8,598.00
TUITION (INTERNATIONAL): $9,606.00
GUEST LECTURE FEES: $100.00
STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE: $10.00
COURSES (click to view details): ADEV100
DOMESTIC: $8,598.00 INTERNATIONAL: $9,606.00
APPLICATION FEE: $250.00 (non-refundable) GUEST LECTURE FEES: $100.00 SUPPLIES: $1,325.00 TEXTBOOKS: $125.00 STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEE: $10.00 GST: $65.00 PST: $82.25 This Program has been reviewed and approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch. PREREQUISITES
Coming to Nimbus was the best life decision I have ever made. I knew I wanted to pursue music as my career, and Nimbus is doing its part in making that possible. I still have 4 months left here, and I have already met so many experienced people in the industry that I wouldn't have had the chance elsewhere. Nimbus is an amazing family and I wish i could stick around longer!