About Us

Our Vision

Metalworks Institute’s mission has always been to provide aspiring entertainment arts professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the music and entertainment industries through a learning environment which embraces a philosophy of mutual respect, inspirational mentoring, and balanced life values.

Our Diploma Programs, delivered online through our campus in Fredericton New Brunswick and regulated by the Private Occupational Training Act, 1997, extend this mission by allowing students to access the same superior standard of entertainment arts education from wherever home is. Now you can launch your creative career from anywhere.

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Metalworks Institute operates out of Mississauga, Ontario. MWI offers full-time, on campus diploma programs that are regulated under the Private Career Colleges Act (2005). Metalworks Institute’s Diploma Programs offer students an intense and comprehensive educational experience, fully designed to meet the demands of the contemporary landscape.

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Metalworks Institute Founder Gil Moore

Our Founder

Gil Moore first rose to prominence as the drummer for Canadian supergroup and Music Hall of Fame inductees Triumph. When the band stopped touring in 1988, Moore dedicated himself full-time to Metalworks Studios – now 17x winners of Canadian Music Week’s Recording Studio of the Year award.

In 2004, the studio expanded into live sound and lighting through Metalworks Production Group – 2018 winners of Canadian Music Week’s A/V Production Company of the Year award. Then, in 2005, Gil Moore founded Metalworks Institute with the goal of passing the vast skills and knowledge of the Metalworks team onto the next generation. Now, our graduates inspire us daily with their accomplishments.

Our History

The Metalworks story began with the incorporation of Design Staging Inc. on October 11, 1977 – a sound company, management hub, and creative workspace for legendary Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees, Triumph. As Triumph’s ascent in rock evolved, the company’s name was changed to Metalworks. While the initial focus was on studio recording, the Metalworks brand ultimately expanded to embrace multiple facets of the entertainment industry – from recording, to live event production, to education.

Metalworks Studios has maintained an unsurpassed level of excellence spanning four decades. Recognized for an unprecedented seventeen times as Recording Studio of the Year at the CMW Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, the studio has hosted an illustrious array of international recording artists, producers, and film stars, while maintaining a vital role in the continuing development of emerging talent.

Metalworks Studios’ Studio 1 in 1978

About our Educational Partnerships

Metalworks Institute Online collaborates with a select group of educational partners who assist us in maintaining the highest degree of currency in our technical protocols and curriculum content for our students. Learn more about our educational partners.


Students are prepared for leadership roles and are taught about lifelong learning through innovative instruction techniques and exceptional learning resources.

Our unique educational concept is all about uniting faculty and students in the acquisition and application of technical, artistic and business knowledge. The Faculty at Metalworks Institute Online have been carefully selected for their industry expertise, awards, achievements and teaching skills. The Metalworks group of companies is always on the cutting edge of industry developments. Adapting our Diploma Programs to these developments and the latest available technologies is crucial in maintaining our state of the art curricula and providing a unique educational experience.

All of our Online Diploma Programs are have been approved as vocational programs under the Private Occupational Training Act, 1997