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Institute of Production and Recording

Minneapolis, MN

2 Programs

Available Programs

  • Digital Video and Media Production
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Video is one of our most powerful conduits of information and expression, and digital video production specialists are the technical and artistic storytellers who are vital in shaping this content. IPR’s digital video and media production programs prepare you for a real-world role in video editing, production management, camera and lighting effects, and visual story development through a learning experience in professional studio classrooms.

    Using the latest industry-standard tools, our digital video production school immerses you in your video and film production artistry, both in theory and application, emphasizing corporate and commercial production, as well as short and feature narrative filmmaking. We equip you with a toolbox that includes all aspects of film and video production skills, such as:

    • Industry business and management skills
    • Media distribution
    • Motion graphics
    • Preproduction
    • Production
    • Postproduction

    Our associate and bachelor’s degree paths can lead to a variety of entry points in the video and film production industry. We help you build a strong visual portfolio for your career search through time in our studios, where you can even partner with students in other programs such as live sound and show production, and graphic and web design, to enhance your digital video and media production learning experiences.

  • Audio Production and Engineering
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    The audio production and engineering program is an occupational degree program designed to train producer engineers who are entrepreneurs, musically and technically creative, and proficient in modern recording technology and technique. Students learn the fundamentals: acoustics, audio signal flow, recording, music theory, digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencing, and music and entertainment business essentials.

    Throughout the program, students are involved in hands-on exercises and real-world studio projects that enable them to apply their knowledge and refine their skills. After mastering the core concepts, students learn artistic and technical skills: microphone technique, mixing, critical listening, session management, studio etiquette, people skills, and basic song composition and programming. Students are introduced to many facets of the audio production industry — from traditional studio work to live sound, post production, sound design, composition, A&R, marketing and distribution.

    In our advanced classes, students hone their creative and technical skills while working with advanced recording, editing, mixing and mastering techniques, song arrangement, chord structure and harmony. At the end of the program, each student presents a portfolio — a selection of his or her best work to date. This serves as a demo reel for potential employers and clients — an audio resume with professional content that highlights the graduate’s talent and skill.