Available at the Renfrew campus.
60 credits - 24 courses - 12 months - 4 quarters - Certificate
Write a popular song, score a film or documentary, or create the music and sound effects for a video game. With the music/sound design needs of Vancouver’s busy film, animation, and video game industries, graduates of the Electronic Music Program have the skills and knowledge necessary to produce their own electronic music and run an independent business.
Synthesizers, samplers, and computer-based recording make the creation of professional electronic music easy on a home computer. For individuals interested in electronic music creation and composition in the digital age, and in marketing that music to industry, the Electronic Music Program at The Art Institute of Vancouver is the right place to start.
Topics include musical structure and notation, ear training, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structure and notation, tonality and scales, and cadences. Song writing, arrangement, and production are covered using industry standard samplers, sequencers, synthesizers and hard disk recorders. Courses address audio theory, psychoacoustic principles, and musical structure.
The Art Institute of Vancouver offers a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the Electronic Music Program. The object of this program is to provide students with skills and knowledge in the area of Electronic Music to enable them to explore further opportunities in this growing field.
Method of Instruction
Instructional methods at The Art Institute of Vancouver include lecture, demonstration, tutorials, one-on-one instruction, and periodic examinations. Except for field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom/studio setting.
To receive a Certificate in Electronic Music, students must complete a minimum of 60 quarter credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credits for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements outlined in the student handbook, and satisfy all financial obligations with The Art Institute of Vancouver.