Established in 1983 by engineer and producer Paul Steenhuis, OIART is the largest full-time faculty of any audio school in Canada. With its unique educational model that has been in development for over three decades, the program provides training to audio engineers in music production, recording arts, audio engineering, sound recording and other related felids. They provide a 5:1 student to teacher ratio which gives their students full-time access to their instructors, on a first name basis. Even lab times are supervised so there is consistently someone close by to guide you through the learning process. In addition, they also supplement the program with a guest faculty which provides real-world perspectives to its students.
OIART has been proudly London based for the last 34 years, supporting the local music scene from the JRLMA’s, Sunfest, to the current London Music Committee. Dean Nelson Engineer, Producer, and Educator at OIART shared with us “From recording a Beatle to the Hip and Drake, broadcasting the Olympics & Stanley Cup, and audio work on Grammy, Juno, Oscar, Gemini, and Emmy award-winning projects, OIART graduates are our proudest achievement.”
They’ve not only successfully helped grads find jobs in the prime areas of music production, live audio and audio for visual media such as film, television, and gaming but have achieved a completion rate that is significantly higher than the provincial average attracting students from around the world.
It’s clear to see that your students really are your proudest achievement. Thank you for support on Start Your JRNY and your contributions to our local community!