You Have the Skill. You Have the Passion. What's Holding You Back?
The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media is excited to offer the Online Certificate in Music and Technology for Canadian musicians. The program is specifically designed to provide a hands-on approach to music and technology education - all from the comfort of your home.
This online certificate offers a focus in either:
The nationally accredited Online Music and Technology Certificate consist of 36 credits that are fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology Degree.
Financial aid is available for those that qualify.
This program is perfect for Canadian musicians and producers that want to elevate their skillset and learn how to work in the industry because, as we said, the course is 100% online. The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering, in order to open opportunities in today’s ever-changing music industry.
Our online music classes will fully prepare you for the style, workload, and expectations of the music industry.
If you're a musician that wants to master your instrument and learn the top insider techniques when it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, then AIMM's Online Music and Technology Certificate is perfect for you.
Check out the video below for a taste of what AIMMLife is like, even for Canadian musicians outside of our Atlanta campus.
AIMM provides Canadian students with an opportunity and the tools for rapid progress, expanding their repertoire and building new professional possibilities.
As a confident and intelligent musician, producer, or live sound engineer, our students will be capable of handling more demanding and better-paying jobs in a competitive market.
Combining what they learn with their personal styles, AIMM alumni build confidence, a deep industry understanding, and unlock their musical talents, creative potential, and technical skills.
Below are a couple of the many resources and benefits we provide that are necessary for our Canadian students to advance their careers.
In addition to choosing either a Guitar or Bass focus, AIMM's online courses teach Canadian musicians beneficial music production techniques.
AIMM believes in developing well-rounded musicians, so whether you want to have significant music production knowledge when you dive into the music industry or the ability to be your city's best DIY musician, we have you covered.
As an AVID Pro Tools training partner, AIMM provides the music production courses that are most relevant to the industry, such as Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools 110. Learn the best insider tips and hands-on techniques that your favorite producers use.
AIMM is incredibly proud of the success our alumni have found in the music industry. A few alumni we'd like to highlight include:
Kesha Lee - Engineer
Kesha Lee is an engineer who earned a Grammy for her work on Childish Gambino's song, This is America.
KEYZBABY - Producer
Jay Foye, aka KEYZBABY, is an AIMM alumni that co-produced the current #1 song in America, WAP.
Tosin Abasi - Animals as Leaders
Tosin is a phenomenal guitarist. He founded the band, Animals as Leaders, and even has his own line of guitars.
Some of the musical artists and companies our graduates have worked with:
If AIMM seems like the perfect online music school for your skills and career goals, click here to begin your enrollment today.
Understandably, one of the most significant draws for online music classes is how convenient they are. Life is hectic and your schedule could vary from day to day, especially if you are a musician or music producer.
An online music program has the flexibility needed to cater to a musician's lifestyle. Considering AIMM's Online Certificate in Music and Technology is 100% online, you know that you can successfully complete the program wherever you are.
Another benefit of online courses is the "pre-packaged" syllabus that students are expected to follow.
Most online course work is independent and knowing your syllabus and class topics in advance allows you to work at your own pace and schedule your own studying and practice times around your busy schedule.
If you are a disciplined individual and succeed at creating your own structure and plan of action, then the independent nature of an online music college curriculum can definitely appeal to you.
With an online program, you don't have to worry about expensive "throw-in" costs like room and board or meal plans. You are legitimately paying for the education and experience, no extra fluff.
You also save money and time on commute time and costs. This may not feel significant, but over time, it certainly adds up!
If your application is accepted, you'll be required to complete an entrance exam and submit a video submission.
AIMM currently administers the following Title IV Federal Aid Programs:
All Federal Aid Applications and required supporting financial documents must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the student’s first day of class.
AIMM is unique in that we offer a singular online music program that combines organic instrumentation with music production techniques.
For our online music certificate, you will master an instrument of choice (Guitar or Bass) and learn the best insider techniques for tracking, mixing, and mastering like the pros. As an AVID Pro Tools Training Partner, AIMM utilizes the best software and strategies to ascend your skillset as an optimal and well-rounded musician in today's landscape.
What you learn in the classroom is directly applicable to the music industry.
The performance certificate can be completed in 12 months (4 quarters) of ¾ time enrollment.
When you graduate from AIMM, career opportunities include:
Yes, AIMM’s studios and computer labs are outfitted with all the hardware and software required to complete students’ coursework.
AIMM also offers the purchase of an additional “Tech Kit". The "Tech Kit" is not included in the cost of tuition, it is an optional expense if a student would like to outfit their home workspace with our suggested hardware and software.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
This course is designed to introduce and develop the skills required for sight reading of chords and single note melodies on the guitar. Beginning in the open position, students will read etudes, duets, and chord charts for each class session. By the end of the quarter, the Toronto student in Reading One should be able to read up to the second position in a variety of styles and rhythmic patterns.
This course is designed to develop the Toronto student’s ability to read in various positions on the neck. Beginning with the second and third positions, you will read etudes, duets, and chord charts for each class session. By the end of the quarter, students will be required to read single note melodies up to the seventh position and a variety of styles of chord charts. Prerequisite: GTR130 Reading I.
|BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC120||Scales I / Technique I
Application of scales and arpeggios, taught within the context of the corresponding Performance class selections, with a focus on playing the changes with major and minor dominant blues. If students want to make music, Scales lessons are integral. Topics covered in Technique/Scales One: major scales with corresponding diatonic chords and arpeggios, major pentatonic, major pentatonic with flat 3, blues scale, natural minor, mixolydian mode..
|BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC220||Scales II / Technique II
Scales II explores the melodic minor scale in depth: modes, arpeggios, and sequences. The class also explores uses of symmetric scales. You are expected to play regularly, demonstrating not only knowledge of the scales, but also knowledge of how to use those scales to create music. Prerequisite: Scales I
|Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required||4|
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|INT100||Performance I This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard introductory level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. You will perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System..
This course is an interdisciplinary live performance class based on standard intermediate level repertoire for R&B, Blues, Rock and Pop styles. You will perform on stage weekly in a live interactive ensemble format with voice and rhythm section instrumentation that emulates professional gigging scenarios. The emphasis is on execution of melody, rhythm, chords, form, and improvisation. Materials such as sheet music, charts, play along tracks, lyrics, video tutorials are provided via Canvas Learning Management System..
Prerequisite: INT100 Performance I.
|INT145||Music Theory Essentials I This class covers the basic elements: ear training and notation. Diatonic harmony, major and minor key signatures, triads and 7th chords, scale harmonization, meters, basic rhythmic notation, and chord symbol conventions. You will practice recognizing fundamental musical elements by ear. Basic keyboard skills will be covered, which includes: chords, scales and reading.
|INT245||Music Theory Essentials II
This class focuses on scales, modes and linear structures needed for improvisation and melody. Ear training and dictation of melody and diatonic chord progressions are covered. Advanced notation concepts, which includes: form, articulation and syncopated rhythm are included. Harmonic concepts are practiced and reinforced using keyboard. Prerequisite: INT145
|INT495||Music Business Presenting concepts and practices that cover several areas of the constantly changing music industry. Students will learn about such things as booking, agency contacts, performing rights organizations, copyright and trademark, record label anatomy, artist management agreements, tax information, resume and self-promotion.
|Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required||15|
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|RCD100||Pro Tools 101
This course introduces basic principles a student needs to understand how to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final delivery, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 101 User Certification exam. Topics include purposes and uses of edit tools, modes, various track and signal clip functions for recording, editing, and importing audio, MIDI, and video used for music and media production. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 101 exercises and hands-on projects.
|RCD130||MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
This course is an introduction to the MIDI language, using Ableton Live and Native Instrument’s Komplete Bundle as the vessel of instruction. This course demonstrates core concepts such as the basic MIDI environment, sequencing, sampled-based and synthesis instruments, automation, and final steps for MIDI-based production, such as mixing and effects processing.
|RCD140||Introduction to Audio Production I This course gives the student an introduction to, and a strong foundation in, audio production techniques, such as an introduction to analog recording history, physical properties of sound, basic microphone types, recording environments, mono & stereo microphone techniques as well as basic analog signal flow & analog signal processing, which includes equalization and dynamic processing techniques.
|RCD200||Pro Tools 110
This course builds on the introductory Pro Tools 101 course, evolving basic Pro Tools principles while providing the student with the essential processes needed to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial set up to final mixdown, and to take the Avid Pro Tools 110 User Certification exam. The course teaches intermediate Pro Tools techniques, covering key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system. Topics include Hardware I/O setup and routing, Elastic Audio, internal Bus path usages for send/returns, automation, and more. Included with the course textbook are media files for Pro Tools 110 exercises and hands-on projects. Prerequisite: RCD100 Pro Tools 101
|RCD240||Introduction to Audio Production II
This course gives the student a more advanced introduction and foundation to audio production techniques including principles of analog & digital audio production and recording and data storage and playback media for digital audio formats. The student will gain an advanced understanding of large format analog console signal flow, time-based processors and an introduction to plug-in processing. Prerequisite: RCD140 Introduction to Audio Production I
|Number of Recording Technical Credits Required||14|
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|SCI120||Physics of Sound
This course introduces the physical nature of music and sound. Waves, sound propagation, harmonic content, the human hearing mechanism and musical instrument tone production are discussed. Psychoacoustics and perception of sound are included
|Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required||3|
|Certificate in Music and Technology (Online) - Total Credits||36|
Want to attend AIMM's campus near Atlanta, Georgia?
Attending music schools like AIMM provide a unique and captivating music environment. If you want to enroll in the best Canada music school for artists, it is important that you bring the following items to your admissions counselor or the registrar before you start classes:
Canadian Student Checklist
If you attended any high school, college, or university outside of the United States, you must have your education credentials evaluated and verified by a NACES member evaluator and sent directly to AIMM. Any costs incurred by such an evaluation are the responsibility of the student. SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Atlanta Institute of Music and Media that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here.
Learn more about attending AIMM's campus below:
- The Council on Occupational Education
- The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission