• Welcome to HIT

    School of Audio Engineering and Music Production

  • Audio Engineering and Music Production Program

    9 Months Intensive Study and Hands on Experience Diverse and Complete

  • Creative Excellence

    Capture the Magic

  • Avid's Pro Tools Certifications

    Pro Tools 101, 110, 130, 201 and 210

  • Advanced Recording Artist Program

    Writing, Producing, Recording, Mixing and Releasing

  • Electronic Music

    Electronic Music, DJ'ing and Hip Hop Production

  • Live Recording and Mixing

    On the Cutting Edge of Innovative Technology

  • Ableton Live

    Study with an Ableton Certified Instructor

Harbourside IT | School of Audio Engineering and Music Production


Harbourside Institute of Technology, one of the most technically advanced audio engineering schools in Canada, offers programs and courses in Audio Engineering and Music Production, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Music Business, Electronic Music Production, Live Sound, Songwriting, Sound Design, Audio Post Production, Studio Maintenance 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.

HarboursideIT is an Avid Learning Partner and one of the few certified Pro Tools training schools in Canada, having one of the country’s only two Pro Tools experts, a certified Ableton training instructor, and a Venue certified instructor on staff. It is a highly specialized, boutique 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 versions of Pro Tools software and plugins,  Ableton Live and McDSP professional plugins. The pervading atmosphere in the classrooms and recording studio is one of interactivity, with 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, music production and audio post 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 – As a consequence, Harbourside Institute of Technology has  an Ableton certified instructor, two officially certified Pro Tools instructors, one of the only two Avid designated Pro Tools experts in Canada and an Avid certified Venue ‘Live Sound Production’ instructor, on staff.


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 offers consumers’ protection.


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.