Sound Recording

Trebas Institute, Canada
Sound Recording
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 1,565,547
Course Accredited By DLI
1 Years On Campus Undergraduate Certificate Up to 28% scholarship

An amazing soundtrack can be an integral part of a good television or film production.

Be at the forefront of this industry with the Sound Recording program at Trebas Institute, a program designed to teach you how to capture and mix audio, as well as design and set up a professional home or project studio. Our instructors are constantly working to update the program to keep you at the cutting edge of the industry. Additionally, our team are trained in state-of-the-art recording and editing equipment to help you thrive in any aspect of today’s modern recording industry.

Skills and Competencies
Throughout the program, you will develop a range of different skills including:

  • Studio recording techniques (microphone techniques, working with recording consoles, outboard gear, etc.)
  • Mixing (editing, processing and adding effects to tracks and then combining them to create stereo or surround sound format)
  • Mastering (the process of creating the final mix of a recording session)
  • Setting up a professional recording studio
  • Audio recording for film and video applications
  • Assessing the acoustics of a room or studio space
  • Music theory and ear training
  • Maintaining and performing basic repairs on commonly used audio equipment
  • Effectively navigating the music and audio industries
  • Understanding and implementing career development activities

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Under the provisions of section 4 of the College Education Regulations concerning the conditions of admission, a person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

  • The person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  • The person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
  • The person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
  • The person holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS/DEP).

Documents required for your admission:
All applications for admission must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50.00 and Admission fee of $200.00 ($250.00)
  • Birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic transcript or diploma:
  • Issued by MES (Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur), if a student in Quebec
  • Issued by the province or territory, if a student outside Quebec
  • Issued by the institution or state, if an international student
  • Any official documents issued outside Quebec must be a certified copy or the original. 

Documents written in language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.

Term 1: 

In your first term, you will explore MIDI language as it is used for creating and arranging music (along with learning how to use the related software programs); the fundamentals of music theory and how to improve critical listening; how to critically listen to and analyze the elements of sound (e.g. spectrum, timbre, dynamics, etc.); as well as how to analyze the acoustics of a room and properly set up a recording studio.

  • MIDI Studio- 45h
  • Music Theory and Culture- 45h
  • Sound Elements of a Production- 45h
  • Setting Up of a Recording Studio- 45h 

Term 2

Your second term will be dedicated to audio post-production techniques to mix audio tracks, sound effects, music and dialogue in timed synchronization with video; the advanced functionalities of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools; how to record vocals and various types of instruments in a professional recording studio; as well as how to professionally record audio for film and television applications.

  • Audio Postproduction- 45h
  • Digital Studio- 45h
  • Recording Sessions- 45h
  • Sound Recording for Film and Television- 45h

Term 3 : 

Your final term will be focused on the structure and inner workings of the music and audio industries (e.g. key players, current trends, how to effectively advance their career within it, etc.); how to mix multitrack recordings (i.e., combine multitrack recordings and add effects to create a final stereo or surround sound product); how to master a track (i.e., balance the sonic elements of a stereo or surround mix and optimize them for playback across all systems and formats); as well as how to effectively maintain and perform basic repairs on commonly-used audio equipment.

  • Music Industry and Professional Activities- 45h
  • Mixing for Music- 45h
  • Mastering Techniques- 45h
  • Audio Equipment Maintenance- 45h

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