Media, Design and Dramatic Arts

Recording Engineering – Music Production

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Collaborate with artists to produce a song or album


Starts: September 2020

This program will prepare you for an exciting career as a music producer or engineer. Aspiring audio professionals will learn on state-of-the-art equipment the basics of acoustics, signal flow, automation, recording and mixing techniques. You will learn to produce multi-track recordings demonstrating a full range of audio engineering and music production skills. Learn to produce audio that dynamically shapes a listener’s experience. Gain the technical knowledge and skill to be a professional audio engineer in today’s music industry.

Your Future Career

  • Recording engineer
  • Mixing engineer
  • Music producer
  • Field recordist
  • Composer for Film and Television
  • Live sound technician

What You Learn

  • Music production
  • Recording engineering
  • Editing and mixing
  • Digital editing
  • Live event sound production
  • Composing for film and television

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Mature Student Status

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

REM100 Audio Theory I
REM105 Pro Tools I
REM110 Recording Engineering I
REM115 Mixing and Mastering I
REM120 Fundamentals of Music
TEL105 Digital Editing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RET Sem 1)

Semester 2

REM200 Audio Theory II
REM205 Pro Tools II
REM210 Recording Engineering II
REM215 Mixing and Mastering II
REM220 Music Business I
TEL205 Digital Editing II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RET Sem 2)

Semester 3

REM300 Live Event Sound Production I
REM305 Music Production I
REM310 Music Business II
REM315 Electronic Music
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RET Sem 3)

Semester 4

REM400 Live Event Sound Production II
REM405 Music Production II
REM410 Composing for Film and Television

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need (in 2nd year):

  • Steel toe work boots or shoes

Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.