The mission of Dark Horse Institute is to provide students with an accelerated, affordable and experiential learning environment designed to prepare them for a career in audio engineering, production, and the music business. Our hands-on, mentor-based programs pair students with working industry professionals in real-world scenarios with recording studio resources, gear, and so much more.
Our Audio Engineering Program is a 20-week, 500-hour program divided into eight courses, including two real-world recording projects where you’ll record, mix and master 6-song EPs with professional working bands.
The newest addition to Dark Horse Institute’s educational lineup is the 12-week, 300-hour Composition & Songwriting Program. In this program you’ll study with instructors who are veterans in the industry while collaborating with other students.
The Music Business Program is a 12-week, 300-hour program divided into 12 courses plus practicum. You’ll get real-world experience working as Artist Managers, Booking Agents, Record Label Executives and Music Publishers.
Dark Horse Institute’s Online Music Business Program is a 36-week program, taught in a real-world, no-nonsense, immersive setting to help you enter the entertainment industry with a competitive edge.