Welcome to HIT
Canada's premier audio engineering and music production school
Audio Engineering and Music Production Program
9 months of intensive study and hands-on experience
Dedicated to the Pursuit of Creative and Technical Excellence
For those who are serious about this exciting industry.
You Need an Edge
We keep you on the cutting edge of innovative technology
HIT is an Avid Certified Training Location Teaching Official Pro Tools Courses
Certificates in Pro Tools 101, 110, 130, 201 and 210
Advanced Recording Artist Program
Sign a Record Deal with Maximum/EMI and HiT Records
Study with an Ableton certified instructor
Electronic music, DJ'ing and hip hop production.
Harbourside Institute of Technology, one of Canada’s most technically advanced audio engineering schools, offers programs and courses in Audio Engineering and Music Production, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Music Business, Electronic Music Production and Advanced Recording Artist development. Located in the beautiful Harbourside district of North Vancouver, BC, the school has access to waterfront parks and enjoys a view of downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.
HIT is one of the few certified Pro Tools training schools in Canada and has one of the country’s only two Pro Tools experts, as well as a certified Ableton training instructor on staff. It is a highly specialized elite school that teaches within the environment of a world-class recording studio. Every student has a fully loaded workstation at their desk at all times – consisting of an iMac computer loaded with the latest Pro Tools software and plugins, Ableton Live and McDSP professional plugins. Students receive a great deal of personal attention due to the small class sizes, the primary objective being to ensure that, by graduation, students have achieved the level of proficiency and confidence required to enter the world of professional recording and music production.
All the HIT instructors are successful professionals currently active in all aspects of the audio industry – including: record production, electronic music production, game audio, sound design, post audio, movie scoring, songwriting, studio session performance, recording engineering, dj-ing, audio installations, recording studio construction, gear development and maintenance, artist development, record label management, marketing, live sound and live performance. The schools philosophy is based on the fact that it’s instructors are constantly growing and studying the new trends in this exciting industry, both by being out in the field and by staying on the cutting edge of audio technology – this giving rise to HIT having one of only two officially certified Pro Tools Experts in Canada and an Ableton certified instructor on staff.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION:
Harbourside Institute of Technology is accredited by the PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency) and is designated for provincial and national student loans throughout Canada. The PCTIA is given its authority by the Province of British Columbia, Canada, Ministry of Advanced Education. HIT also has a British Columbia Education Quality Assurance designation, which allows students to easily identify which provincial institutions the government of BC recognizes as having met quality assurance standards and that offer consumer protection to learners.
Vancouver is located on the Pacific coast of Canada, in the south west of the province of British Columbia. Together with its metropolitan area, Vancouver has a population of over 2 million people. It is surrounded by water on three sides, overlooked by the Coast Range mountains, and has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Vancouver is consistently rated one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a truly cosmopolitan city that attracts young professionals, artists and international students from all over the world who come to enjoy Vancouver’s beauty, recreation and lifestyle.