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Online Music & Media Arts Courses

Metalworks Institute's online courses are taught but the same industry experts who teach at Metalworks Institute's Ontario campus.

Many of Metalworks Institute's Online Certificate Courses can be taken for credit. Credits can be applied toward Metalworks Institute's Online Diploma Programs.

Designed with flexibility in mind, Metalworks Institute offers both synchronous and asynchronous options so you can choose to engage with your instructor and peers in a virtual classroom environment (synchronous learning) or watch recorded lectures at your own pace (asynchronous). All of our lectures are recorded so you can always go back and review later, watch lectures that you missed, or choose to take your synchronous course asynchronously to better fit with your schedule.

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  • Onine-Courses-Metalworks-Institute-Acoustic-Principles

    This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the basics of sound, how the human ear works, sound level measurement, and the characteristics of sound, and its behavior, in a variety of different spaces. During this course students will examine the acoustics principles of sound indoors and outdoors, sound isolation as well as the acoustic principles of different instruments and instrument classifications.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    Starts Self-Paced Learning 12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Acoustic Principles For Recording Engineers

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  • Audio-Post-Production-Metalworks-Institute

    This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the theoretical and creative principles used in sound for motion picture and television. During this course students will be introduced to the history and evolution of the film industry, on location recording processes, post production techniques, the mixing process, and the multiple output formats used.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Audio Post-Production For Film & Television

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  • Business Communications for Entertainment Professionals provides students with an overview of the basic theories of communication, and how those theories are put into practice in the business world. During this course students will examine the impact of interpersonal communication and the importance of nonverbal communication in the overall communication process. This course will also will provide a review of the basic rules of grammar and punctuation to improve writing skills, as well as developing skills for public speaking. Finally, this course will discuss the role of mass and online media, and their effect on the business of communications.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Business Communications For Entertainment Professionals

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  • The emergence of the Internet and digital technology has created a dramatic shift in the way music is marketed, distributed, and consumed. Traditional marketing and distribution methods have given way to a new paradigm, whereby artists are using these emerging technologies to drive interest in their music, generate new fans, and distribute and sell their songs and shows. This introductory course will examine the evolution of music distribution, the impact of these new technologies, and look at many of the new tools and techniques that artists are using to take their music to the masses.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-directed learning
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    Digital Distribution

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  • Ear Training & Critical Listening for Recording Engineers I provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of listening, how to optimize your listening environment, and how to identify frequency ranges and effects. During this course students will examine the differences between critical listening and analytical listening through practical application, how to combine critical and analytical listening, and how to develop effective listening techniques.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Ear Training & Critical Listening for Recording Engineers I

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  • Metalworks-Institute-Online-Courses-Ear-Training-Musicians-Intervals-Scales

    This course will provide students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of ear training from a musician’s perspective. During this course students will examine harmonic and melodic intervals, inverted intervals, major and minor scales, pentatonic scales and chromatic scales. Most notably, this course will focus on the audible recognition of these concepts through practical application as well as its relation to notated music. In addition, this course will also discuss methods and techniques used to identify intervals & scales by ear.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Ear Training For Musicians: Intervals & Scales

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  • As the size and scope of concerts and other live events continue to grow, the live events industry faces ongoing challenges in maintaining the health and safety of workers, performers, and fans at these live events. This course will delve into some of the health and safety issues inherent in the live event industry, such as crowd management, temporary staging, working at heights, working with electricity, and other important safety elements. We will examine important case studies of past tragic incidents in the performance industry, and look at how such incidents can be avoided in the future.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Health & Safety In The Live Events Industry

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  • Digital audio workstations have evolved over the past 10 years from being a luxury for a few to a popular creative tool for the masses. This course will focus on Ableton Live’s unique and innovative approach to electronic music production, one that differs in key respects to more traditional digital audio workstation programs.  Students will be introduced to the major facets of Live’s interface and views, build confidence and skill in electronic music production through the creation of examples in contemporary styles, and learn specific workflow enhancing techniques to quickly bring their creative ideas to life.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Introduction To Ableton Live

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  • Metalworks-Institute-Online-Courses-Introduction-to-Music-Publishing

    The Introduction to Music Publishing course introduces students to the history, functions and operations of music publishing, including copyright acquisition, songwriter contracts, performance licensing, mechanical licensing, print publishing, synchronization rights, royalty structures and methods of royalty collection. During this course students will examine the different types of music publishers as well as their roles and responsibilities.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-directed learning
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    Introduction To Music Publishing

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  • Metalworks Institute Online Courses ProTools

    This course will provide students with an introduction to the Pro Tools audio mixing and editing software. We will provide students with the basic knowledge needed to create a Pro Tools session, from the initial set up to the final mixdown. We will demonstrate how to create your first session and recording, how to import media and record MIDI, how to apply basic mixing and editing techniques, and how to finish your work. No prior experience using analogue or digital audio recorder/editors is necessary, although a basic understanding of recording concepts is encouraged.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Introduction To Pro Tools

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  • Metalworks Institute ONline Courses Sibelius

    Sibelius is arguably the most popular score writing software program available today, and is used by many successful composers and arrangers to create and edit songs and musical scores. This course will introduce students to some of the fundamental aspects of Sibelius. From setting up your first score, to learning how to use Sibelius to score a film, you will also learn how to record a performance, customize playback, capture ideas, and mix your arrangement.between art and commerce.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Introduction To Sibelius

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  • Metalworks-Institute-Online-Courses-Introduction-Business-Entertainment-Square

    The Introduction to the Business of Entertainment course provides students with an overview of the entertainment industry, including music, film, print media, broadcasting, video games, live entertainment, the internet and online media. During this course students will examine these various segments from a historical perspective and the key technological advancements that have allowed these industries to evolve. Most notably, this course will look at the economic structure of the entertainment industries, current trends that are shaping the future of the entertainment industries and the often conflicted relationship between art and commerce.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-directed learning
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    Introduction to the Business of Entertainment

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    This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the entertainment industry and the interrelationships between art, technology, and business. During the course, students will be introduced to the music, broadcast, motion picture, game, and live event industries and their various subsidiaries.

    Starts September 2020 15 Weeks 30 Total Course Hours Virtual Classroom Prerequisites: None
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    Introduction to the Entertainment Industry

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  • This course will provide students with an overview of the various sectors of the motion picture industry. During this course students will examine these various segments from an historical perspective, and the key technological advancements that have changed this industry. Most notably, this course will look at the economic structure and current trends that are shaping the future of the motion picture industry.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Introduction To The Motion Picture Industry

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  • The growth of the Internet and the rapid development of digital media have presented musicians with an abundance of new platforms through which they can market and sell their music. In this course, we will be examining the evolution of these various types of media, and identify the many possible opportunities composers and songwriters have to generate income from their craft. We will explain how licensing and royalties work for different media, and what you need to do to ensure you get fairly compensated. Finally, we will provide you with a number of helpful tips – specific to the different types of media.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Music For Media

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  • As the music industry has changed and evolved over the past decade due to the emergence of the Internet and digital technology, it’s become all the more important for musicians to understand the numerous ways and means to generate earnings from their music. In this course, we will examine the finer points of music licensing, and look at how musicians can make money from their music. We will discuss the vital basics of copyright and publishing, the different types of licensing involved in music, and how musicians can utilize those licenses to exploit their creativity.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Music Licensing For Musicians & Songwriters

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  • Music theory is the fundamental language that all musicians use to communicate with each other, and it’s imperative that budding musicians have a strong foundation of knowledge in theory if they wish to take their creative talents to another level. In this course, we will introduce students to the basics of music theory, giving them an introduction to the skills necessary to read and write western music notation, as well as to understand, analyze, and listen to various musical elements. Our course will cover material such as the musical staff, clefs, pitch and rhythm, time signatures, key signatures, scales and basic harmony.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-directed learning
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    Music Theory: Rudiments

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  • Music, Art & Culture I provides students with an overview of the history of music, art and culture from the prehistoric age, through to ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Romantic era, the Industrial Revolution and the 19th century. By the end this course, the student will have a solid understanding of the development of human thought and society as well as how music, art and culture were profoundly affected by the historical occurrences of these eras.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Music, Art & Culture I

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  • Following up on Music, Art & Culture I, we will begin Part II of our course by continuing our discussion of the Romantic period, focusing initially on the celebrated musical composers of the era, including Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and Wagner. We will look at the evolution of several important visual art movements, including realism, impressionism, and neo and post-impressionism, through the works of artists such as Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, and Vincent van Gogh. We will explore the birth of photography and motion pictures, and the subsequent emergence of radio and the phonograph, through the inventive genius of names such as Daguerre, Edison, Tesla, and Marconi. And finally, we will discuss the genesis of the motion picture industry, and the vital work of the earliest film pioneers, including the Lumiere brothers, Melies, Porter, and Griffiths.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Music, Art & Culture II

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  • Our Music, Art & Culture III course will continue our historical examination of art and culture, and is the successor to Music, Art & Culture I and II. In Part III, we will focus on the amazingly dynamic first half of the 20th century. Tracing the evolution of art and music from the early 1900s to the 1950s, we will also look at how these were affected by the major world events of the time, including World War I, Prohibition, the Great Depression and World War II. Some of the key media and movements we will examine include the expansion of the language of film, Dada, Surrealism, blues, jazz, the Beats, rock n’ roll, and much more.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Music, Art & Culture III

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    Starts September 2020 12 Weeks 30 Total Course Hours Virtual Classroom Prerequisites: None
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    Music, Art & Culture I

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  • Metalworks-Institute-Music-Promotion-and-Publicity-Online-Courses

    This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the concepts of promotion and publicity for musicians. During this course students will explore the concepts of internet marketing and social networking including search engine positioning, logos, branding and sponsorship, publicity, soliciting media using electronic press kits, press releases; the importance of media interviews and promotional public appearances, managing resource databases and other widely used methods to develop the student’s career as a musician.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Promotion & Publicity For Musicians

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  • Metalworks-Institute-Online-Courses-Recording-Technologies-Microphones

    This course will provide students with a broad introduction into the theoretical and creative principles used in sound for motion picture and television. During this course students will be introduced to the history and evolution of the film industry, on location recording processes, post production techniques, the mixing process, and the multiple output formats used.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Recording Technologies: Microphones

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  • Social networking platforms have become an integral component to marketing and promotion in today’s music industry. However, the sheer size and scope of the social media universe has made it difficult for musical artists to determine the best way to integrate social media into their overall marketing and promotion strategy. In this course, we will wade through this digital media landscape and arrive at the most effective social networking marketing strategies for musicians. We’ll take a closer look at the most powerful social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and others – and examine how artists can use them to promote their music and their brand.

    Our Online Certificate Courses are designed for “asynchronous delivery”, which means that you can learn at your own pace at any time of day.

    12 Lessons Total Course Hours Self-Directed Learning
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    Social Media Strategies For Musicians

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