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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:54 am 
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Ok; so i posted on this forum on questions about being an IT.

But recently I went on a week long program with 30 students across canada; we looked at all kinds of stuff to do with tech. It is hosted by the Saskatoon Rotary every year; its called Adventures in Technology.

Anyway.... the point im getting at is that i want to be a..... audio producer???? I'm not sure the exact name... but possible jobs include music recording a production or mixing sound for movies. (I love music and play guitar and have tried to make a few of my own songs) They had a setup at the University of Saskatchewan and they were mixing some song together and it really caught my interest.... unfortunately the U of S does not have courses for that kind of stuff. So I'm looking at this course at the Art Institute of Vancouver:



http://www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver/Academics/Default.aspx?discipline=6&subdiscipline=&command=Programs&program=142

That being said that is all I have looked at, im not sure where to start..


and yes a know this is a computer forum.... but i trust you guys (and you do use alot of technology).... anyhow, hope you guys can help :)


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I know what you're talking about, but yeah, I don't know much about it.

Take a look at the wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_engineering

See if the links there give you ideas.


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I've just learned its going to cost me 40,000 DOLLARS TO GO TO THE DAMN SCHOOL! HOLY SHIT! Is that really worth it?


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I have dabbled here and there in audio production, but nothing on a major scale. I thought about going to school for it as you are now. The last question you asked, is only one, you can really answer for yourself.

For me the answer was no. I guess you could say it's not my utmost passion to do that for a living, or else I wouldnt have the"Realistic" outlook, I have towards it (i.e. it's almost as hard to be a true success at it, as it is at being a successfull actor/actress, and the odds aren't much better).

If you think you can do it, and you'll be good at it, and make a name for yourself in the business, then go for it. You cant take that money with you when you're gone, so utilize it to make you happy now.


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pepper_roni wrote:
I've just learned its going to cost me 40,000 DOLLARS TO GO TO THE DAMN SCHOOL! HOLY SHIT! Is that really worth it?


What exactly is covered by this tuition? Is it just classes, or does it cover a dorm as well?

For tuition alone, it's hard to compare with the US colleges based off this info on the website. I can't tell, is this a 4 year degree or a 2 year degree?

If 2 year, even with the difference in the Canadian dollar, 40k is pretty high. If it is 4 years, it's plausible. Remember, you'd be going after a specialized degree here.


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My school (Missouri State University) charges about $40,000 total for tuition plus dorm fees.

If it's for both tuition and dorm fees, that is about average in terms of cost.


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hackman2007 wrote:
My school (Missouri State University) charges about $40,000 total for tuition plus dorm fees.

If it's for both tuition and dorm fees, that is about average in terms of cost.


Per year or all 4?


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that Linux guy wrote:
hackman2007 wrote:
My school (Missouri State University) charges about $40,000 total for tuition plus dorm fees.

If it's for both tuition and dorm fees, that is about average in terms of cost.


Per year or all 4?


All 4.


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hackman2007 wrote:
that Linux guy wrote:
hackman2007 wrote:
My school (Missouri State University) charges about $40,000 total for tuition plus dorm fees.

If it's for both tuition and dorm fees, that is about average in terms of cost.


Per year or all 4?


All 4.


I was worried for a second. I figured $10k/yr is pretty standard for a University.


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sry haven't checked thread for a while, no one was replying but look at my surprise when i returned. Anyhoo, the course is just under 2 years, I dont believe it covers dorm or anything like that. There isn't alot of choice in canada for this course. I saw a course at the University of America. Don't know how much it costs though.

My reasoning for taking this course is that I really do like doing audio related things, weather its for games movies music or live audio. I figure if I get lucky and try hard I can make alot of money but even if I dont make it into the shenanigan record industry or movie industry, I can still make a decent living being the sound guy for some areana or something or help out as a sound tech.


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I lived @ home, got my BaS: Comp. Sci & Engineering in 5 years. Full tuition scholarship (valued at ~ $18,500)

http://www.lorainccc.edu/UP

See if a local Community College offers something similar.


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pepper_roni wrote:
there isn't alot of choice in canada for this course.


Yes, there is. Almost every college in the country offers something that will help you ... and the new 'professional' universities (ie, Ryerson) also offer programs.

This is NOT a university education that you are looking for ... this is college.


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