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Our certificate and A.S. degree programs help students develop “real world” skills that artists need to thrive in a diverse and competitive music industry. We offer a well-rounded, technology-based educational experience to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers, and post-production technologists. Our programs emphasize creative processes, technical training, business practices and entrepreneurial skills in a collaborative environment.
MIRA has built a rich array of learning partners in the industry that connect manufacturers to students and faculty to provide:
The MIRA Associate in Science degree offers a well-rounded, technology-based education to student musicians, composers, producers, DJs, live-sound reinforcement enthusiasts, broadcast audio engineers and post-production technologists.
Our Audio Technology Certificate gives you three options for concentration.
The A.S. program consists of three key elements:
Each subplan compliments the Core Technology curriculum and is based on three established career paths in the music and entertainment field. These tracks represent the most desired disciplines within the arts & entertainment technology realm and provide students the highest quality educational experience available.
While these are distinct paths, each subplan track intersects with the others so that all participants interact and cooperate with contrasting specialties. This collaboration will simulate “real-world” situations for artists. Students will gain a working portfolio that can be used to further his or her career.
Subplans and suggestions for course progression include:
While growth in other industries has slowed, the entertainment industry continues to expand and evolve. Our programs can prepare you for the following careers:
Employment opportunities exist in:
The St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus has fully loaded, multi-faceted audio production suites geared toward the aspiring music professional, no matter what their specialized line of study.
This studio is used primarily for music recording and has the capability to record medium size ensembles.
This studio is used primarily for music mixing, audio for video post-production, and overdubbing.
This studio is used primarily for broadcast production and programming.
MIRA has two large dedicated rehearsal spaces for ensembles to prepare for concerts and learn new material. These spaces have drums, backline, and PA setups strictly for the ensembles to use.
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