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AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES DIPLOMA WITH MAJORS
The Audio Technologies Program is designed to prepare for an entry level position in audio production related fields with specializations in Sound for Picture and A/V & Live Sound.
Every student will take the first two terms, the “Audio Production 1” and the “Audio Production 2” curriculum. For the third term, the student chooses one of the two specializations: Sound for Picture or A/V & Live Sound and will graduate with a 900 clock-hour diploma in ten months.
TERM 1 & 2 - AUDIO PRODUCTION 1
Each student will take the first two terms, the Audio Production 1 and the Audio Production 2 curriculum, which focus on fundamentals in production, media, business, marketing, Social Media and entrepreneurship.
TERM 3 - SOUND FOR PICTURE SPECIALIZATION
The face of entertainment media looks very different than it did just a few years ago. The average American has now lost track of how many devices they own. The popularity of these devices is in the available content and this content is built upon the marriage of sound and image. This Specialization is designed to expose students to the workflow and techniques required to work in the creative worlds of audio production and post production for film, television and video games. Students will receive hands on experience with professional equipment in a series of production post production and game audio scenarios. This concentration covers the theory, content and exam associated with the AVID PT 130 Pro Tools for Game Audio and 210P Operator Certification.
TERM 3 - A/V & LIVE SOUND
The Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to countless performance venues and two theater districts. Of course The Guthrie, Ordway, or Target Center all come to mind, but there are countless other venues of all shapes and sizes (houses of worship, jazz clubs, corporate event stages…) that need live sound engineers to ensure that the sound be heard. Similarly, the business of Audio Visual design and installation is exploding. New applications for integrating audio and video are emerging on a daily basis and this Specialization is designed to provide students a doorway into the lucrative world of A/V. This concentration exposes students to event production workflows, sound systems, video, lighting & com systems, interoperating site layout drawings, estimating equipment and labor costs and installing A/V equipment and systems and strategies for communicating with clients. Students will receive hands-on experience setting up, operating, mixing and breaking down sound reinforcement systems for a diverse set of venues and applications.
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The non-profit Diverse Media Institute is housed in a highly specialized facility that is uniquely designed for the study of audio and media production.
The Campus is within the nearly 35,000 square feet building of the High School of Recording Arts with specialized facilities and supporting equipment, which constitute the DMI Learning Resource System. There are 3 classrooms and laboratories, all which are interconnected by a digital backbone that runs throughout the building. Specialized resources include fully outfitted recording studios equipped with a wide range of outboard gear and plug-ins. A dedicated soundstage is equipped with professional grade microphones, amps, speakers, gobos, filters and musical equipment.
Apple Computer workstations are equipped with professional computer applications, including Avid Pro Tools v.12. Several Pro Tools legacy systems are available to assure backward compatibility for student audio engineers.
The Diverse Media Institute is licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education
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McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN
MAJOR: Bachelor of Music in Composition
Gabe More has over 10 years experience as an educator, starting out as a tutor inv2007 and later as an instructor. Since 2013 he has worked on professional audio projects as composer, audio engineer and arranger.
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Peru State, Peru, NK, Theater Arts and History
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, Theater Arts and History
Scott Herold is the CEO and Founder of Music nonprofit and Record label Rock the Cause. He is also the CEO and Founder of Hysteria Media, LLC a music management and marketing company. Scott spent over 20 years in the consumer goods industry leading world class sales, merchandising and marketing teams supporting some of the world’s biggest brands.
KREUZER, NORBERT, M.B.A.
Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis, MN
Norbert Kreuzer started as a successful recording engineer and producer in Europe in 1990, earning him two Platinum Record Awards in Germany. He ventured into higher education in 2003 and has worked for Full Sail University in Florida. Since then he has lead two creative career colleges as their Director – President/CEO: IPR – College of Creative Arts in Minneapolis, and the oldest recording school in the world, the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.
Controlled Data Technical College, St. Paul, MN
More than 25 years of professional audio production experience in the entertainment industry working with artist and musicians, companies and students around audio production and live music.
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