Application Requirements and Process:

September 18, 2017 FALL START: Applications are accepted now until September 8, 2017

Applicants must:

1. Submit an application electronically through our website www.apra.ca
2. Be 18 years of age or older. If the applicant is under 18 years of age they must have successfully completed high school and supply evidence by way of transcripts and a copy of the diploma.
3. If the applicant holds an Alberta high school diploma or non-Alberta equivalent or a General Equivalency Diploma (D.E.D), evidence must be supplied by way of transcripts and a copy of the diploma.
4. If the applicant has been awarded any post secondary credential(s), a copy of the credential and transcripts must be supplied as evidence.

Mature Applicants (over 18) that do not hold an Alberta high school diploma, non-Alberta equivalent, G.E.D, or a post-secondary credential:

1. Submit an application electronically through our website www.apra.ca

*Please see admission and selection process for more details

For international applicants: The applicant must submit the standard application and necessary evidence. If English is a second language to the applicant, completion of a TOEFL iBT® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is mandatory. The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is offered more than 50 times a year at ETS-authorized test centers throughout the world.

For more information please visit www.cra.gc.ca

Admission and Selection Process:

Interview and Entrance Questionnaire:

As part of the admission and selection process, all applicants will be contacted to complete an interview with the Director. The interview is conducted to assess the applicant’s suitability for the APRA program.

During the interview the applicant must complete an entrance questionnaire.

The standard for both is on campus, however if the applicant is not in proximity and unable to attend in person, a telephone interview with an oral questionnaire will be conducted.

Prerequisites for Standard Applicants:
• At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.
• Must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Prerequisites for Mature Applicants:
• Must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
• Completion of an academic achievement test such as CAAT, TABE, CAST or Wonderlic to demonstrate grade 12 competency.

PLEASE NOTE: Dispensation of need to complete an academic achievement test to demonstrate Grade 12 competency can be completed during the interview with the director.

High school or post secondary is not a requisite for entrance into APRA; a passion for the industry, a commitment to excellence, and ambition to work hard are of greatest importance. Please review the competitive entry process.

Competitive Entry Process

The applicant should be aware of the qualities that are required for student success in our program.

Alongside academic achievement, during the interview and admissions process we look for the applicant’s motivation and curiosity, established study or work habits, determination, character and moral sensitivity, honesty and self-respect.

Previous involvement in the industry, a basic understanding of music and sound, a good ear, and a strong ability to work well in a team setting are of high value.

A strong applicant will demonstrate previous success in an academic or work setting wherein time management and professionalism were required.

Applicants with previous academic success are typically more successful in the APRA program.

Admission to Program

The applicant will be notified via email and phone within four weeks of having met all of the application requirements, the interview and the entrance questionnaire.

CREDENTIAL:

Upon successful completion of the APRA program, the President will award the graduate a diploma in Audio Engineering & Production Arts.

REGISTRATION:

Upon acceptance into the APRA program, the applicant will be required to fill out and sign an Alberta Student Enrollment contract for Licensed Vocational Training Programs, in addition to reviewing and acknowledging the APRA Rules and Policies.

At this time a $500.00 registration fee will be collected which will hold a place in the program. This amount will be applied to the cost of the tuition.

COSTS:

Tuition

$23,950.00 CND + GST

Textbooks and Supplies

$1,500 .00 CND + GST

Provided by APRA: ProTools software, hardware and textbook(s). Provided by student: Laptop computer with proper specifications.

FINANCING:

Each student will have a custom payment plan set out for them based on their financial situation.

Payments for tuition may come from a single source or a variety of sources. A common scenario is a cash payment from the student themselves and/or their family/caregivers.

Another scenario is a payment from Provincial and/or Federal student loans, or from financial institution or a private lender.

Student Loans

APRA is a Government Licensed Private Vocational Training College. Students therefor have the option to apply for Alberta and Canada student loans for financial assistance.

Please visit the Student Aid Alberta website for more information.

http://www.studentaid.alberta.ca/applying-for-funding/how-to-apply

The program Director will be available to discuss the application process. RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) Funds from an RESP are eligible to be withdrawn and applied to the cost of the program, in addition to other possible saving incentives such as the Canada Learning Bond, and the Basic and Additional Canada Education Savings Grant.

Please contact your bank or credit union, certified financial planner or a group plan dealer (RESP promoters) for information on the application procedure.

Proof of enrollment will be required and provided to any RESP promoter in order to apply for and issue any Education Assistance Payments (EAP.)

The APRA Director will provide proof of enrollment.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/resp-reee/menu-eng.html

Income Tax Credits

The student is authorized to claim the tuition, education and textbook amounts for income tax purposes.

APRA will issue a T2202A – Tuition, Education, and Textbook amounts Certificate for the student.

For more information please visit:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/323/menueng.html

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

School Information:
Alberta and Federal Government Licensed Private Vocational Training College

Program Offered:
Audio Engineering & Production Arts

Credential Awarded:
Diploma in Audio Engineering & Production Arts

Start Date:
March 20, 2017

Course Duration:
24 Weeks, 576 hours

Delivery format:
Full-time, In class, on site

Class Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm (occasional schedule changes and accommodation of government holidays)

Program Modules:
– Sound Arts Acoustics (Sound, Electronics)
– Sounds Arts Gear (Transducers, Dynamic Devices, Effects Units, Recording Console)
– Sounds Arts Recording (Analog Recording, Digital Recording)
– Music Production (Producing, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering)
– Music and Business (The Business of Music, Music History, Radio, TV and Broadcast Medias) – Post Production (Production to Post, Dialogue, Effects, Music, Mixing)
– Game Audio (Silence to Sound, Soundscape Design, Game Syncs, Space Creation, Audio Signal Flow, Final mixing, Game Optimization)

Tuition:
$23,950.00 CND + G.S.T *Payment options available

Textbooks and Supplies:
$1,500.00 + G.S.T

Protools software, hardware, textbook – Supplied by APRA Laptop computer with proper specifications – Supplied by Student

RESP and RRSP:
Funds can be applied to program cost

Tax Credits:
Student authorized to claim the tuition, education and textbook amounts for taxation purposes