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  • Pinnacle College

    -- Alhambra, CA 
  • 1000 South Fremont Avenue
    Bldg. A-11, Lower Level
    Alhambra, CA 91803
  • 1-877-206-6206 or 626-284-0050
  • 626-284-4329
  • Audio for Games and Interactive Media (Occupational Associate Degree, 16 Months)
    For a position in Audio Design

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 38000 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
    Out of state: 38000 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per
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    If you are serious about being part of one of the most lucrative industries in the entertainment world, get in the GAIM at PINNACLE COLLEGE!

    The Game Audio and Interactive Media program (GAIM) is the first of its kind in the world and is located at the greater Los Angeles campus. Pinnacle College’s accredited Occupational Associate Degree program offers comprehensive training in the art and science of video game audio design and implementation.

    Students in the GAIM Program will learn all aspects of creating and managing sound for interactive media. This includes study in specialized areas such as music composition, sound design, dialog recording, audio implementation, and project asset management. Students completing this program will have a comprehensive knowledge of all the disciplines involved in the creation of sound for modern video games.

    Graduates of this program will be well qualified to work in entry-level positions in audio departments for video game developers and publishers throughout the industry, anywhere in the world. 

    Layout and Equipment

    The GAIM program combines four lecture rooms, a main studio control room, and a live recording room into a dynamic hi-end learning environment. 

    The lecture rooms are designed to offer frontal instruction and project based hands-on experience. Each student has their own audio production station including an M-audio MIDI keyboard, MBOX2 audio interface, and an iMac computer loaded with industry leading audio production software such as: ProTools8 LE, Steinberg Cubase 5, Apple Logic 8, Ableton Live, and Propellerhead Reason4. 

    Each computer is also equipped with top of the line virtual instruments and sound content such as: EastWest Symphonic Library Platinum, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded, Native Instruments Komplete 5, and a collection of top quality audio plugins.

    The studio control room servers as a hi-end music and sound design facility for hands-on class projects. In addition to the content found in the lecture room, the control room is equipped with a  ProTools HD system and 5.1 surround monitoring configuration. Simulating a real production studio, the students are able to work on a variety of production tasks from music composition, sound design, dialog production, and live recording.


    Lead by program director Eitan Teomi, a renowned composer for film and games, the intensive GAIM program offers a robust, hands-on curriculum. Further, Pinnacle College has assembled some of the top names in the video game industry to guide the new program. 

    The Advisory Board is comprised of leading game industry professionals, including:  Alexander Brandon (Audio Director, Heatwave Interactive; Board of Directors, G.A.N.G.); Ken Felton (Sound Design Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America); Paul Lipson (COO, Pyramind; President, G.A.N.G.); Lennie Moore (Composer;  Educator; Advisory Board Chairman); Victor Rodriguez (Music Director, THQ; Board of Directors, G.A.N.G.);Tommy Tallarico (Video Games Live; Founder, CEO and Chairman, G.A.N.G.); Don Veca (Senior Audio Director, Electronic Arts).