Recording School // Game Design School // Video Production School // Graphic Design School // Media Systems School // Entertainment Business College
The Media Institute with locations in Madison, WI and Minneapolis, MN is the school of choice for anyone seeking a Recording School, Video Production School, Video Game School, Graphic Design School, Media Systems School or Entertainment Business College. The College of Media Arts is committed to providing the highest-quality media career training programs possible. We accomplish this by following the true-to-life requirements of the companies that employ our graduates. It is our belief that career training is best achieved through hands-on work with industry standard professional equipment, in real job situations. This specialty college is the leading center of information and training in media arts. At The Media Institute you learn the inside secrets of recoding, video, game design, media systems, graphic design, music and entertainment business from top industry professionals.
If looking for the right college for music, video, film, video games, media systems, music business, or graphic design career training, The Media Institute is the leading College of Media Arts. We are a school with a unique vibe. As a student you are part of a community of artistic, imaginative and tech savvy people who are passionate about new media arts. Students at The Media Institute aren't interested in following the crowd or having a run-of-the-mill career. Your passion. Don't Compromise. Start here!
Recording and Music Technology
Music Production - Recording - Music Technology
62 Credits / 60 Weeks
Madison Media Institute is one of the country's premier Music Production Schools. Our Recording and Music Technology program prepares students for careers in music production, pro audio jobs, and studio engineering. Recording and Music Technology students acquire the skills and competencies necessary for entry-level positions in recording engineering, pro audio, music technology, and music production fields. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level employment in recording studios, live sound companies, pro audio equipment companies, music technology companies, music software companies, media production companies, and as self-employed music producers or artists.
Included in our program are:
>> Pro Tools Certification courses
>> Audio Engineering courses
>> Classes taught by seasoned recording industry professionals
>> Access to the latest recording studio technology
MMI's staff of expeienced industry professionals share the secrets of music production and engineering that they have aquired working with top music artist. Students learn the techniques used to record, mix, and produce music and sound in a professional setting. The program also includes courses in music business.
If you have a passion for music and would like to be a part of the music business Madison Media Institute is the right school for you!
Media Systems Technology
Home Theater Design & Installation - Media Systems Technology
Madison Media Institute's Media Systems Technology (MST) program prepares students for entry-level employment in the audio-visual and media systems fields.
To prepare for a career in media systems technology, MMI students are grounded in principles of electricity and electronics, and the application of low-voltage electronics to residential and commercial applications.
Target jobs include:
• Residential electronics installation technician
• Home theatre installer
• Audio-visual technician
• Low-voltage field service technician
• Low-voltage installer.
These positions are typically found within low-voltage integration companies (sellers and installers of security systems, fire alarms, intercomm systems, home networks, and audio-visual systems), business communication (voice+data) infrastructure resellers, high-end consumer electronics retailers, and cable/media companies. Trade associations for MST professionals include InfoComm, the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA).
In addition to these skills, the MST program introduces students to non-technical aspects of the media systems business, and breaking trends in the industry.
Digital Media Design & Production
Graphic Design - Web Design & Production
The Digital Media Design and Production program prepares students for career launching positions in graphic design and production. Target jobs include web designer, visual designer, print production specialist, and media developer. These positions are typically found at advertising agencies, new media/web development firms, the creative departments of larger organizations, and among independent contractors serving these businesses.
To prepare for a career in graphic design & production, Madison Media Institute students develop a solid grounding in design principles covering layout, color, and typography.
Students put these principles to work using a suite of industry-standard software applications, including Adobe PhotoShop®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Flash®, Adobe Dreamweaver®, and Adobe InDesign®. For production work, students use a variety of hardware, including web servers, digital cameras, light kits, scanners, and color printers.
In addition to these skills, the Digital Media Design & Production degree program introduces students to the business aspects of the new media business, copyright laws, and breaking trends in the industry.
Video and Motion Graphics
Video Production - Video Editing - Digital Films
61 Credits/60 Weeks
At Madison Media Institute, you can transform your love of film into your dream career. Whether you're interested in television production, or film production our Video and Motion Graphics program equips with the skills you need to be successful in the areas you're passionate about.
Through hands-on course work in our Video and Motion Graphics program, students learn practical applications for their skills and video production in real world situations. Students are prepared for work in career develop launching jobs as production assistants, video editors, videographers, and avarity of jobs in film and video production.
To prepare for these jobs, students enrolled in the Video and Motion Graphics program learn to use industry-standard software applications such as Avid®, Final Cut Pro ®, DVD Studio Pro®, Adobe PhotoShop®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Flash®, and Adobe Dreamweaver®. For production work, students learn to use a variety of hardware, including light kits, HD digital video cameras, live production switchers, and video editing systems.
In addition to these skills, the Video and Motion Graphics program introduces students media business concepts, film history, and entertainment law.
Game Art and Animation
Game Design - Art and Animation
The Game Art and Animation program prepares students for entry-level positions in the computer game and animation field. These positions are typically found in computer game production studios, visual effects houses, TV production studios, and computer animation studios.
To prepare for a career in art and production in a video game studio, visual effects studio, or animation studio Madison Media Institute students are grounded in the principles of 3D computer graphics, modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing, as well as traditional art skills. Graduates of the program will be positioned to enter the industry with expertise in all the standard studio tools. Students will learn how to build 3D models, animate characters and bring them into computer games using the state of the art computer game engine, Unreal III by Epic. Additional courses will give students a strong foundation in cinematography, performance driven story, and real and virtual world lighting techniques.
Students will work with the latest generation of game development software including Autodesk's Maya, Motion Builder, and Mudbox as well as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects and Premiere. Additionally, students will learn how to use the revolutionary ZBrush modeling and texturing tool. As students progress through the program, they can concentrate on selected skill sets to prepare them as modelers, character animators and technical animators. Mentored directly by industry professionals, students will learn highly desirable traits and skills.
A highlight of the program will be firsthand experience in a working motion capture (Mocap) facility. Students will edit and integrate Mocap data, their own character and environment models and key frame animation into a working game.
The Game Art and Animation program includes a well rounded set of general studies, team building and job preperation course work. Graduates will leave with a complete portfolio which will include a game level, demo reel, website and DVD tailored to their artistic style and allow them to stand out from the crowd.
Entertainment and Media Business
Bachelor of Science Degree
Entertainment Business - Music Business
61 Credits*/120 Weeks*
The purpose of the Entertainment and Media Business program is to prepare students for management and production roles in entertainment/media.
*This is a degree completion program. 61 credits are actually offered in this program. Applicants need to complete the equivalent of 60 credit hours or more in an associate degree in the field prior to enrolling in the program.
Madison Media Institute's Entertainment and Media Business Bachelor of Science Degree Program combines three best-in-class strands: advanced media-related technical training, core business courses in areas such as Marketing and Finance, and specialized training in entertainment and media business. Students learn to develop, market, manage, and distribute media and entertainment products in the music, video and film, and new media sectors. Along the way they will build relationships with faculty members who are experts in artist management, product development, and entertainment business. Courses in the Entertainment and Media Business program take place online, though several courses include a classroom-based component. The Entertainment and Media Business Bachelor of Science Degree is designed as a capstone to MMI's Associate Degree Programs in Recording and Music Technology, Video and Motion Graphics, and Digital Media Design and Production. Students enter the program in one of two ways. Candidates can simultaneously apply to one of MMI's associate programs and to the Entertainment and Media Business baccalaureate program; successful applicants are enrolled into their associate program and provisionally admitted to the baccalaureate program. Alternatively, students who are initially admitted to an associate-level degree program may seek admission to the Entertainment and Media Business baccalaureate program at the end of their third semester.
Applicants seeking admission to the Entertainment and Media Business Bachelor of Science Degree Program must have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Madison Media Institute. Students who have completed associate-level programs from other institutions will be considered for admission. In some cases, admitted students with an associate degree will be required to complete additional technical training prior to matriculation into the Entertainment and Media Business baccalaureate program.