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The Institute of Audio Research has provided individuals with an education in audio engineering for over forty years. Located in New York City, New York, the school provides students with an experienced faculty that has worked and continues to work in the music, audio and video industries. The curriculum offered is designed to prepare individuals for a career in audio engineering, imparting the skills necessary for success, including a strong foundation in the fundamentals of sound. Students who have studied at IAR have worked at various high profile studios and productions. One of the goals of the school is to acquaint its students with professionals to create industry connections that will assist in the longevity of a student's career.
Every student enrolled receives all the text books required along with an audio kit with all necessary materials for completion of the program. The cost of the kit is not included in the tuition price. Completion of the program results in a diploma in audio recording and production.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at the Institute of Audio Research must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Students should contact the school to request a packet for more information and to set up a phone or personal interview with an admissions officer. IAR has rolling admissions with courses beginning throughout the year.
Financial aid is available to eligible students in the form of federal Pell grants and scholarship opportunities. To determine eligibility or apply for a scholarship individuals should contact an admissions officer.
The following is a list of programs offered at Institute of Audio Research. Acutal programs offered may be different than the list of programs below.. For a complete and comprehensive list of programs available please visit the school's website or call the school at (212) 777-8550.
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Audio and Video Production
The audio and video production programs listed below are broken down by the number of contact hours offered.
900 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $17,000 per year*
- Cost of books or supplies needed: $900*
- Takes about 9 months to complete
1,200 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $20,000 per year*
- Cost of books or supplies needed: $1,400*
- Takes about 12 months to complete
300 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $3,000 per year*
- Cost of books or supplies needed: $500*
- Takes about 3 months to complete
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at IAR is $14,500. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $100 is required from all applicants. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (212) 677-7580. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at IAR. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||53%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||37%||$3,517|
|Receiving Student Loans||50%||$8,055|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 31%.
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