The Institute of Audio Research is dedicated to the art, business, and technology of audio in all its forms. As such, IAR serves the music, motion picture, multi-media, communications, consumer electronics, and entertainment industries, as well as other employment sectors that demand highly trained audio technicians and producers.
As a creative community, IAR brings to New York City artists and scholars from around the world who share a passion for audio. Its specialized campus, hands-on curriculum, and talented faculty develops in students subject-matter expertise, while also fostering a set of shared values. These include respect for diverse perspectives, creative expression, intellectual honesty, and personal responsibility.
IAR seeks to develop graduates who are creative/technical problem solvers, effective collaborators, and life-long learners. They possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to join the audio community in entry-level capacities immediately following graduation or after further post-secondary study at IAR or another institution of higher education.
• To develop in students subject-matter expertise in audio recording technology and production sufficient to enter the industries served by IAR.
• To develop in students applied general education competencies that emphasize practical applications and theory.
• To foster an academic community steeped in culture and technology, which is enriched with experiential learning opportunities, and promotes lifelong learning.
• To provide IAR graduates who seek to continue their education prior to joining the workforce with appropriate articulation and/or transfer opportunities to associate and bachelor degree programs with advanced standing.