The Studio Engineering Program at The Blackbird Academy
The Blackbird Academy’s classes are taught over 24 weeks, hands-on, in studios you’ve heard on countless records. Classes meet five days a week in the classroom (6 hours per day), or five hours a day in the studio. Half of the program (350 hours) is spent in studio, where groups of five students focus on pre-production, recording live musicians, overdubbing, and mixing. The other half of the program takes place in our learning lab, also a working recording studio featuring an API console, two isolation booths, and 30 individual Pro Tools stations. Each student in the lab will have access to high-quality gear, including a Universal Audio Apollo interface featuring every UAD-2 plugin the company offers. Students have access to audio labs outside of regular hours to work on assignments and practice workflows. We also have field trips to venues, studios and other audio-related sites where students gain the benefit of learning from working industry professionals.