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Audio Technologist Practicum

Media + Production
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Program archived and cancelled

Program Information

Overview

Learn the implementation and maintenance of audio systems for music recording, film/digital cinema, web-based audio applications, and music creation/composition spaces. 

Practicum will become familiar with maintaining and upgrading software and hardware used in audio production as well as wiring and calibration practices, using a variety of test equipment. 

In addition to providing support in the production spaces, the participant will also be called upon to assist in facilitating artists in the setup and operation of audio systems for composition and creation.

What does the program offer?

  • Mentoring by staff audio technologist and audio recording and post engineers, as well as other technologists;
  • Classes with audio staff and internationally-renowned guest faculty;
  • Involvement in ongoing research and testing of new technologies for audio production initiatives;
  • Developing skills for basic equipment repairs;
  • Interacting with other international audio engineers as well as professional musicians and artists in other disciplines;
  • Access to professionally-equipped studio spaces.

Who should apply?

Applicants should have a combination of formal training and/or professional experience or aptitude in audio technology.

Basic practical knowledge of electronics and soldering is essential, as well as working knowledge of PC and Mac environments. Some knowledge of Pyramix and ProTools is desirable. 

 

Faculty

What's Included

Subsidized HousingRead MoreClose

You are eligible for Banff Centre housing (based on availability). You are responsible for your own room and board costs. Current rates for Banff Centre accommodation are $8.06 / day (shared) or $16.12 / day (single) and will be deducted from your living allowance. 

Living AllowanceRead MoreClose

You will receive a living allowance of $61 per day.

Note that financial assistance and stipend awards are considered taxable income for Revenue Canada.  

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym, and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open six days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Weekly Tuition Fee
$235.06
Tuition Fee with Financial Assistance*
$0.00
Daily living allowance
$61.00

Application fee: $65

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability (see What's Included for more information).

How to Apply

Resume

A resume or C.V. describing academic, professional, and other relevant experience.

Portfolio

Samples of relevant recent artistic work.

Personal Statement

A summary of your goals, how you plan to achieve them, and how this experience will assist you.

References

Contact details for two referees.

Adjudication

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

Eligibility

International participants are restricted to a six-month residencies at Banff Centre. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989