Metalworks Institute

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Metalworks Institute is the educational creation and natural extension of world renowned Metalworks Studios, home to some of the world's most successful artists, engineers, and producers. MWI is a dynamic, independent institution dedicated to providing an incomparable level of education in the areas of audio recording, production, live show production, and the business of entertainment. MWI prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the entertainment industry through innovative instruction techniques and exceptional learning resources. The Institute fosters investigation, research, and creative professional activity by uniting faculty and students in the acquisition and application of technical, artistic, and business knowledge in a qualified environment.

Areas of Expertise

Metalworks Institute offers 12 diploma and advanced diploma programs in four core streams: Recorded Music, Live Music, Music Business, and Music Performance. Students looking for a more comprehensive education can elect to study in one of the hybrid programs that blend the skills and competencies of two different streams.

Off Campus Housing

Metalworks Institute is committed to assisting you in your search for safe, clean and affordable student housing. We understand that finding the right place to live is a very important part of planning your educational experience and we are ready to help you explore your options.

Metalworks Institute is located adjacent to Metalworks Studios in the heart of downtown Mississauga, Canada's sixth largest city. Situated just outside the province's capital of Toronto, our location allows students all the amenities of a large city, but with significantly lower costs of living. Located just south of Highway 403 on Mavis Road, the facility is minutes from both the QEW and Highway 401. Go Transit and Mississauga Transit provide easy and economical public transportation to, from, and around Mississauga.

Incoming Students

Metalworks Institute's ever-expanding campus is always in development and boasts the world's most advanced technologies. Along with shared professional facilities at Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Production Group, our Show Production Lab and Digital Audio/MIDI Lab, as well as the studios, performance stages, lecture halls and classrooms offer unparalleled real-world integration.

Visit our website or contact our Admissions Counsellors to learn more!

Career Planning

From the first day of your first class at MWI, you begin to shape your career path. Throughout each diploma program, our students are provided with the fundamental skills to communicate, to solve problems, and to work both independently and collaboratively towards rewarding and fulfilling careers within the entertainment industry. Each program contains valuable, insightful lectures, and assignments on networking, career paths, resume creation, interview skills, and portfolio development. In addition, all graduates have access to an online alumni community though the Metalworks Institute Student Centre. Here, graduates can participate in interactive forums, post and update their online resumes, link to job postings and prominent industry resources, and access resume and career tips, including resume building, cover letters, and interview preparation. Graduates can also search for former classmates and post details about their careers.


The faculty at Metalworks Institute is comprised of individuals who have achieved success in the entertainment field and a high level of expertise in the subjects they teach. Each instructor brings real world experience into the classroom, a quality that is invaluable in a hands on learning environment.

Campus Tour

Tours of the MWI campus, in person or virtually, can be arranged through our Admissions Department. To arrange your tour, please contact our Admissions Department at (905) 279-4000 or e-mail

Modified on March 05, 2021