Independent Music Production
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Summer, Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
Your studies in IMP will provide you with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music recording, music business and performance. You’ll learn the skills necessary for success as an independent musician. Major components of your program will include home–based recording, CD production and distribution, small business and entrepreneurial skills and musicianship. You’ll grow and improve as a musician with a strong, hands–on, curriculum, delivered by working professionals in the recording and performing arenas. You’ll also improve both your written and verbal communications skills. You’ll benefit from equal emphasis on the three major components of study: music, technical skills and business knowledge.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Applicant selection is a multi–step process. In Step 1, academic achievement (i.e. grades in pre–requisite subjects and/or scores in English and Reading Achievement Tests) may be used to select applicants who are eligible for Step 2. Step 2 will require attendance at an orientation session where applicants will submit a 2 or 3 song demo CD along with a 1 to 2 page biography of relevant experience. Successful candidates may be required to do an in–person presentation of their demo as the final step in candidate selection.
- A background in music training and/or performance.
- Knowledge of/experience as an independent artist.
- Basic computer skills including Windows or Macintosh operating system, word processing (preferably Microsoft Word), spreadsheet software (Excel).
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Succeed on your own terms. Our Independent Music Production certificate prepares you to write, perform, record music professionally, and promote your own career. As a graduate of this program, you may work as a business manager, recording engineer or promoter of other artists. Your career could include positions in all areas of the music industry such as songwriting, music publishing, the gaming industry and commercials.
One of the general education subjects must be a literature subject for which EAC150 is the pre-requisite.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|IMP101 *||Audio and Studio I||4|
|IMP102 *||Sound and Recording I||5|
|IMP111 *||Songwriting I||3|
|IMP112 **||Music Theory / History||3|
|IMP121 *||Industry Overview||3|
|IMP122 *||Business I||3|
|IMP201 **||Audio and Studio II||4|
|IMP202 **||Sound and Recording II||5|
|IMP203 **||Introduction to MIDI||3|
|IMP211 **||Songwriting II||3|
|IMP212 *||Artist Development||3|
|IMP222 **||Business II||3|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|IMP301 *||Production Mastering I||2|
|IMP302 *||Sound and Recording III||5|
|IMP304 *||Mentoring I||3|
|IMP310 *||Live Sound||2|
|IMP311||Artist Development 2||3|
|IMP321 *||Marketing Promo||3|
|IMP322 *||Small Business I||2|
|IMP323 *||Copyrights Contracts Legal||2|
|IMP324 *||Merchandising Duplication and Distribution||3|
|IMP401 **||Production Mastering II||2|
|IMP411 **||Artist Development 3||3|
|IMP413 **||Musical Collaborations||2|
|IMP422 **||Small Business II||3|
|IMP500 **||Major Project||5|
* Full credit subjects offered weeks 1-7 only.
** Full credit subjects offered weeks 8-14 only.
|For more information, please visit: http://sca.senecac.on.ca.|
|Program Coordinator:||John Switzer
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33568
|Program Interim Chair:||Phillip Woolf
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33422
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Bridget De Vries
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
|International Admissions Advisor:||Gina Lombardi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Julie Berns
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008