This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students with minimal or no music experience who have an interest in the music industry. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the music industry before investing in a diploma or degree. Students receive an introduction to the history of pop music, song writing and performance, entertainment law, audio recording, marketing, production, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), mixing and mastering final recordings. This program is useful for individuals who want to experience college delivery of course material, who want a starting point to pursue a career in the music industry, or who are looking to build a music portfolio for entrance into a diploma or degree program.
A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate or Ontario College Diploma demonstrates to employers, colleges and universities that graduates have the ability to learn at a postsecondary level, have enhanced skills in oral and written communication, can conduct research in a systematic manner, and are flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important attributes in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.