Nimbus School of Recording & Media

Introduction

WE ARE NIMBUS

Nimbus School of Recording & Media is the elite music and media school located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. Nimbus offers small class sizes, mentorship from industry experts, hands-on training, and 24/7 access to our professional studios. Nimbus was co-founded by renowned music producers Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss) and GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro). All of our courses are taught by current industry professionals. We offer diploma and certificate programs in audio engineering, music production, electronic music production, video production, post-production & game audio, live sound, and music industry entrepreneurship. Nimbus helps students create their future in music and media. nimbstud

THE NIMBUS ADVANTAGE:

Hands-On Learning
We build our lessons around a career-focused, hands-on approach to education. With small class sizes, you learn by doing the work, not reading about it in a textbook. Audio & Video students train in real studios with top of the line gear, the same gear used in professional studios around the world. Business students work with real artists, plan and run real events, and work for our student-run record label. Mentorship & Networking
Nimbus faculty includes an impressive list of engineers, producers, sound designers, and business leaders (including Juno winners & nominees, and gold & platinum record recipients). You will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry. Some students have even received their first professional album credit while in school! Nimbus students also benefit from ongoing networking opportunities with top industry professionals through regular guest lectures. Past guest speakers have visited from: Nettwerk Records, Monstercat, Earthquaker Devices, Roland, Take Aim Media, SOCAN, The Feldman Agency, Universal Music Publishing, and many more. 24/7 Practical Industry Experience
Nimbus is open 24/7 for our students. With 24 hour access to our studios, you will have all the time you need to gain confidence and experience with the skills and concepts you are learning. Regardless of which program you take at Nimbus when you have completed your time here, you will head out into the world with countless hours of practical industry experience. World-Class Gear
To be a world-class engineer, videographer, or producer, you need to work on world-class gear. At Nimbus, you will get your hands on the highest-quality industry standard gear and the latest digital technology. This includes three amazing SSL consoles, Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces, Slate Audio Raven MTX, and the latest Pro Tools HDX Systems. When you leave Nimbus you will be able to walk into any studio and know every button and knob. Collaboration
Be part of the Nimbus ecosystem. Gain valuable interpersonal skills through our psychology classes designed to offer experiential learning with practical examples from studio and industry life to increase your self-awareness, confidence, and relational skills. You will also build your resume through integration with fellow students from other courses and programs. At Nimbus, collaborating across disciplines to create professional projects is a fact of life, just like in the real world. Opportunity
Through our reputation and involvement in the industry, we constantly receive opportunities for our alumni and current students. Our active placement program received over 200 job placement requests last year alone! Our alumni have gone on to do amazing things, including winning a Juno. Our advocacy for the music industry strives to strengthen the industry that our graduates go into.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU


Nimbus exists to change lives through music. We are passionate about music, mentorship, and community. We value excellence and character. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging regardless of race, gender, orientation or religion to our students, alumni, staff and the larger community. We provide hands-on transfer of knowledge and life-skills from current industry professionals.

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Diploma

Advanced Audio Engineering & Studio Production Diploma

Campus Full time 16 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Starting from the basics of wrapping cables and placing mics, this course will take you in depth into all aspects of audio engineering and studio-based music production. With 24/7 studio access and mentorship from industry pros, you will have the opportunity to grow your technical and interpersonal skills through practical learning in real studios, working with real artists and bands. [+]

Starting from the basics of wrapping cables and placing mics, this course will take you in depth into all aspects of audio engineering and studio-based music production. With 24/7 studio access and mentorship from industry pros, you will have the opportunity to grow your technical and interpersonal skills through practical learning in real studios, working with real artists and bands. This is our most comprehensive program in studio music production and engineering. On completion of the program you will be confident working in any studio, anywhere in the world – or even starting your own studio! Potential Careers: Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Studio Assistant Engineer, Audio Editor, Studio Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Arranger. ... [-]


Advanced Music Industry Diploma

Campus Full time 8 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Nimbus Advanced Music Industry students gain up-to-the-minute skills in the music industry as it is today. Students of the Advanced Music Industry program will promote albums and gain real, practical experience, including how to successfully run and manage a modern media business [+]

Nimbus Advanced Music Industry students gain up-to-the-minute skills in the music industry as it is today. Students of the Advanced Music Industry program will promote albums and gain real, practical experience, including how to successfully run and manage a modern media business.

MIND 100 – Introduction to the Music Industry & Entrepreneurship prepares you for a career in the music industry, whether as an artist, a producer, videographer or in a management position. You will learn how the music industry works, and gain the entrepreneurship skills to run your own business. The course culminates in a Career Development Plan with input and mentorship from instructors from multiple disciplines. The goal is to give you a solid plan for you and the career you want in the music industry. You will have an opportunity to present this plan to top professionals from the music industry, gaining their insight and perspective on your plan.... [-]


Electronic Music Production Diploma

Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

After gaining a solid foundation in studio production and engineering–starting with the basics of cable wrapping and mic placement–you will delve into the art of electronic music production. The Advanced Electronic Music Production diploma will teach you: music theory, technical skills, composition, beat making, sampling, sequencing, synthesis, collaboration and live performance skills. [+]

After gaining a solid foundation in studio production and engineering–starting with the basics of cable wrapping and mic placement–you will delve into the art of electronic music production. The Advanced Electronic Music Production diploma will teach you: music theory, technical skills, composition, beat making, sampling, sequencing, synthesis, collaboration and live performance skills. In 12 months, you will gain a foundation in studio-based audio engineering and music production, and master the tools and techniques specific to “in the box” multi-genre electronic music production techniques. Learn the techniques you need to produce the highest quality electronic music. In this innovative course, we will give you a solid foundation in studio recording, interpersonal, and production techniques before diving into the world of electronic music production. The result? You will be a well-rounded producer capable of excelling in any genre or environment. As with all Nimbus courses, this program is taught by current industry professionals and you will have 24/7 access to our studios to practice everything you are learning. Build your portfolio, and gain the skills you need to stand out and succeed in the exciting and competitive electronic music production industry.... [-]


Video Production Diploma

Campus Full time 8 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

As a Nimbus video production student, you will be immersed in all aspects of digital video production including: writing, directing, casting, location scouting, producing, shooting, editing, lighting, and audio mixing. Plus, learn the ins and outs of video live streaming and webcasts! [+]

Whether you want to create music videos, commercials, short films or film live webcasts, we’ll give you the skills and confidence you need to step into any production role and create professional video content for any medium. As a Nimbus video production student, you will be immersed in all aspects of digital video production including: writing, directing, casting, location scouting, producing, shooting, editing, lighting, and audio mixing. Plus, learn the ins and outs of video live streaming and webcasts! We will teach you well-established video production techniques and new, up-to-the-minute skills necessary to put yourself at the forefront of the ever-evolving media landscape. Build your production portfolio by working in real world scenarios and networking within the video production and music industries.... [-]


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