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The Institute of Production and Recording, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 2002 by a large number of industry professionals that came together to provide the next generation of professionals a quality education in the field. The school is a member of the Globe Education Network, a conglomeration of schools that utilize the same resources and allow for the use of credits earned at one school to be used by another, though each school awards degrees independently of one another. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
The Institute of Production and Recording offers a small number of specialized associate and certificate programs that provide an education that prepares individuals to enter the workforce capable of performing professional tasks in audio production for the music and entertainment industries. Programs take between one and two years to complete depending on the program chosen.
Programs offered include:
- Music and Entertainment Business
- Audio Production and Engineering
- Sound Design for Visual Media
- Avid Pro Tools Certification
- Apple Logic Pro Certification
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at IPR must have earned a high school diploma, have a passing score on the ACT, SAT or Accuplacer exam, submit and application and be recommended by an admissions representative through an interview. Students may enroll at any point through the year though should complete the application and admissions process well before their desired start date.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine the student's need and aid program eligibility. Students must reapply for aid prior to the start of each academic year.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Audio and Video Production (A)
- Student loans borrowed for this program total about $38,300**
- Last year the graduating class was around 100 students
Music Management (A)
- Student loans borrowed for this program total about $26,400**
- Twenty students reported graduating last year
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately $33,100 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There may be an application fee required, please check with this school for more information. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $17,000-$20,000 per year
- Part time students are estimated to pay about $460 to $550 per unit
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||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||49%||$4,708|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$22,825|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 15%.