Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, an accredited college that prepares students for careers in the digital arts and entertainment industries, today announces their distinction as an Apple Authorized Training Center for Pro Applications and a Digidesign Certified Training Location for Pro Tools. With these two new industry certificate training programs, Ex’pression College now offers students one of the most comprehensive, industry-authorized curricula in music recording and audio post production. In order to continue to provide the latest technology for students to train on, Ex’pression also purchased two Digidesign ICON integrated consoles for both audio post production and music recording.
The Apple and Digidesign certificates are recognized at all levels of the media industry as the highest quality training available. Ex’pression College’s accelerated curriculum, gives students the opportunity to earn the certificates with hands-on learning from professionals that are certified by Apple and Digidesign and to be trained on professional equipment in a full-service digital media production facility.
“Apple and Digidesign certification programs allow Ex’pression to maintain a competitive edge in the digital arts education industry. Not only are we providing a necessary value add to our students and streamlining our curriculum, but we are better serving our industry – the companies that hire Ex’pression graduates,” said John Scanlon, Sound Arts Director, Ex’pression College. “In addition to securing a digital arts degree from Ex’pression in just 2.5 years, students now have the opportunity walk away with two industry certificates that help distinguish them in today’s job market. It’s the competitive edge that students need and employers are looking for.”
As an Apple Authorized Training Center for Pro Applications, Ex’pression College offers certification for students in Logic Pro. In the near future, Ex’pression will look to add other products from Apple’s line of production software for the certification including Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Shake, and Motion. Students take away an Apple certified textbook, a certificate of completion, and above all, a wealth of knowledge on the latest professional post production technologies used in the industry.
“When our students secure an Apple Pro or Digidesign Pro Tools certification, they are seen as proficient, professional-level users of those industry standard applications that are used everyday on television shows, on films and in recording studios,” said Paul Lipson, Dean of Education, Ex’pression College.
As a Digidesign Certified Training Location, Ex’pression College offers the highest quality training in Pro Tools, which is renowned as the industry-standard platform for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Pro Tools is used extensively by artists, independents, and professionals in the music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries.
Ex’pression added two new Digidesign ICON integrated consoles to the wealth of technology already on campus. The 48 channel D-Control system allows Ex’pression to certify students as Pro Tools operators. Ex’pression is also building a new studio and lecture hall that will house a new 24 channel D-Command console so that lectures and labs can be taught in a studio environment. Both consoles are widely used in the industry today for both Audio Post Production and Music Recording.
About Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
Founded in 1999, Ex’pression is a unique digital arts college. Ex’pression College for Digital Arts teaches and grants Bachelor degrees in three programs: Sound Arts, Animation and Visual Effects and Motion Graphic Design. Ex’pression utilizes a professional accelerated program and students live and learn in the culture of digital arts for approximately 2.5 years. Each class is limited to a small number of students to insure excellent hands-on learning and the student-to-computer ratio is one-to-one. Students are taught by and work with the best practitioners and equipment that the industry can offer. Ex’pression’s close ties to top industry professionals provide students with real-world client projects, mentorship and internship opportunities and a top-rated career development track that has resulted in an exceptionally high placement rate for graduates. When graduates leave their Ex’pression family behind, they are prepared to assume sought-after jobs in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and other art and high technology centers around the world. Ex’pression College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, (ACCSCT).
Ex’pression College for Digital Arts’ campus is located in an imagination-inspiring 85,000-square-foot building, at 6601 Shellmound St. in Emeryville, Calif., just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. For more information, please visit Ex’pression's Website at: www.expression.edu.