Audio Post Production Practicum

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Audio Post Production Practicum

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

This practicum is intended as a continuing education experience for emerging audio post-production engineers with mature artistic insight and advanced practical skills, including significant professional experience or a high level of professional training.

Practicums have the opportunity to learn about equipment and software and develop mixing and editing techniques while working on a wide variety of post-production projects.

What Does the Program Offer?

Engineers from around the world participate in this program to benefit from mentorship by staff engineers and technologists, and classes with audio staff and internationally-renowned guest faculty.

As part of the practicum, participants will learn from staff or faculty producers and engineers as they engage in post-production projects. This will include projects initiated by all artistic programs at Banff Centre, music recording projects, and commercial post-production projects, including those from the marketing and communications and leadership programming departments.

Participants will also interact with other international audio engineers and artists in other disciplines, and have full access to professionally-equipped studio spaces.

Who Should Apply?

Participants should be able to demonstrate a combination of formal training and/or professional experience or aptitude in audio post-production engineering.

Working knowledge of ProTools is essential; basic to intermediate knowledge of Media Composer, Final Cut, and Soundminer is desirable.

Participants will possess a practical understanding of file creation and management, and be able to manage resources and produce to schedule. The successful applicant will have strong multitasking, diplomacy, and time management skills.


International participants are restricted to a six-month residency at Banff Centre, ending July 3, 2020. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2019
Dates: January 6 – December 18, 2020
Application Fee: $65
*The weekly tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability.

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