Recording Engineering – Music Production

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Collaborate with artists to produce a song or album


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, College Drive – North Bay

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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

REM 100 Audio Theory I
REM 105 Pro Tools I
REM 110 Recording Engineering I
REM 115 Mixing and Mastering I
REM 120 Fundamentals of Music
TEL 105 Digital Editing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 1)

Semester 2

REM 200 Audio Theory II
REM 205 Pro Tools II
REM 210 Recording Engineering II
REM 215 Mixing and Mastering II
REM 220 Music Business I
TEL 205 Digital Editing II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 2)

Semester 3

REM 300 Live Event Sound Production I
REM 305 Music Production I
REM 310 Music Business II
REM 315 Electronic Music
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Rec Sem 3)

Semester 4

REM 400 Live Event Sound Production II
REM 405 Music Production II
REM 410 Composing for Film and Television

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 $1000 - $4628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 $1000 - $15667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

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

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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.