Applications can be submitted 24-hours a day online. Class sizes are limited and tend to fill up quickly. Upon receipt of your completed application you will be contacted for an interview, unless you have not already been interviewed and emailed an application process sheet. If you do not hear from us within three business days of submitting your application please call 855.385.3251 to be sure your application was received.


The Blackbird Academy is now accepting applications from international students for both the Studio Engineering and Live Sound Engineering programs. The Blackbird Academy is approved through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Qualified international students will receive an M-1 Student Visa. Requirements for international student admission.


The Blackbird Academy tuition includes studio/lab fees as well as an iPad with all textbooks & educational materials provided on it.

Program Tuition Length of Program
Studio Engineering $23,100 6 Months
Live Sound Engineering $23,100 6 Months



No transfer credits will be accepted into this program from other educational institutions or prior work experience. All questions regarding the transfer of credits from The Blackbird Academy to another educational institution should be directed to that institution. The transferability is at the discretion of the accepting institution.


The Blackbird Academy is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by The Blackbird Academy, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.