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entertainment industry

Next Start Date is July 8th, 2024!


Master the skills you need to succeed as an AUDIO ENGINEER or MUSIC BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL.

You'll find our AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC BUSINESS GRADUATES working with some of the most celebrated artists in the world.

Alumni Credits - Artists

Are You Music Career Training Ready? Find Out!

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Providing Hands-on, Real-world Experience in the Music Industry

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.

Classes Begin Soon

Class sizes are limited and fill up in advance. Early application is encouraged to secure the start date you prefer.



Audio Engineering Program, Instructor, Class, SSL

Audio Engineering

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.

Composition & Songwriting, Male Student with Acoustic Guitar

Composition & Songwriting

The newest addition to Dark Horse Institute’s educational lineup is the 15-week, 375-hour Composition & Songwriting Program. In this program, you’ll study with instructors who are veterans in the industry while collaborating with other students.

Music Business Program, Students, Computer

Music Business

The Music Business Program is a 15-week, 375-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.

Online Music Business Program, Student, Computer

Online Music Business

The Online Music Business Program gives you real-world experience working as Artist Managers, Booking Agents, Record Label Executives and Music Publishers.

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