INDEPENDENT ARTIST PROGRAM

Learn the diverse skills needed to write, record and promote your original songs. MI’s Independent Artist Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist.

INDEPENDENT ARTIST PROGRAM

Learn the diverse skills needed to write, record and promote your original songs. MI’s Independent Artist Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist.

READY TO ROCK?

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission.

QUESTIONS?

Our admissions department is available to answer your questions, give us a call!

COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, and course information.

CONTROL YOUR FUTURE

MI’s Independent Artist Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist in today’s music world. Experienced instructors guide you through the complete creative process from songwriting, arranging, recording and production to marketing and promotion.

Use your personal laptop audio workstation to record and mix live vocals, instruments, samples and loops into finished tracks, then showcase them on your self-designed website. Whether you are a singer, DJ, producer, rapper or instrumentalist, MI prepares you to take control of your future.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Certificate in Industry Study

CAREER OPTIONS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, the Independent Artist Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

ARTIST / PERFORMER
PRODUCER / DJ
SONGWRITER / COMPOSER

ARTIST MANAGER
BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

CURRICULUM

  • Trains students in the full spectrum of contemporary career needs, with core classes including Recording Techniques, Logic Pro X, Songwriting, Entertainment Business, Musicianship, Marketing and Visual Media.
  • Designed to equip creative individuals with the skills required to write, produce and market their original music.
  • Enjoy unlimited, one-on-one, Project Advising sessions in our professional recording studios. Project Advisors work with students weekly to help them apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program to their projects. These advisors are experts in many areas, including songwriting, music production, audio recording, entertainment business, music theory, and graphic design.
  • Project Advisors work with students weekly to help them apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program to their projects. These advisors are experts in many areas, including songwriting, music production, audio recording, and graphic design.
  • Studio Time: Students can book up to 3 studio slots per week, 1 of which can be an overnight session (a total of 12 hours per week). If a studio slot has not been booked, students can also do a walk-in session. There is no limit to the number of times you can walk in to a session each week.
  • Work in one of our 4 professional recording studios, or directly on your laptop audio workstation as you learn to sequence, sample, record, edit and mix — the world is your studio.

FEATURED FACULTY

An outstanding staff of industry professionals brings practical, up-to-date experience directly to the classroom. Regular Q&A and clinics with guest artists and industry executives.

JON BROWN
CREDITS: EMINEM, P!NK, BLACK EYED PEAS

LAUREN PARDINI
CREDITS: ISLAND/DEF JAM, AFTERMATH, SONY/EPIC

ALEXX DAYE-ALBERSON
CREDITS: PATTI LABELLE, NE-YO, VESTA WILLIAMS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA

JONATHAN BATES
CREDITS: BIG BLACK DELTA, DAFT PUNK, M83, MOBY

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

MI Independent Artist Program grads and instructors are working on stages and in studios around the world. A few notable successes include:

ELAINE FAYE
CREDITS: MTV, VH1, CW

JOHN LOCKE
CREDITS: HIRED AS THE DRUMMER FOR TV HIT SERIES “GLEE”. ALSO JOHN HAS HIS OWN LABEL/RECORDING STUDIO WHERE HE HAS WORKED WITH AKON, OMARION AND MORE

JOO HAHN
CREDITS: BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR KOREAN MUSIC AWARDS

KENISHA PRATT
CREDITS: SINGER-SONGWRITER FOR BRANDY, JENNIFER LOPEZ, TONI BRAXTON

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.

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