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Harris Ranked Best for 6th Year

Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Shania Twain, Gord Downie, The Weekend, The Tragically Hip, Alessia Cara

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 8, 2018 / --

Harris Institute in Toronto, Canada ranked best private school for a 6th consecutive year in the 2018 Media Arts Education Report. In its 10th year, the report is the quintessential source of information on media arts education in Canada and states, “Harris Institute is the best school
of its kind. Highly Recommended”. Other schools in the top 10 include Ryerson University’s
School of Media, Seneca@York, OCAD University, Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology and Metalworks Institute.

In 2017 Harris alumni won 94 awards including 10 JUNO’s and faculty members Martin Pilchner, Doug McClement, Bill King, Yuri Gorbachow, David Quilico, Kathleen Farley, Patrick Duffy and Sam Weller, respectively won or were nominated for the ‘Studio Designer of the Year’ TEC Award, ‘Best Sound in a Variety Program’ Canadian Screen Award, ‘Top Music Festival in Canada’ BizBash Award, ‘Best Sound in a Dramatic Program’ Canadian Screen Award, ‘Music Publisher of the Year’ SOCAN Award, ‘Record Label of the Year’ Hamilton Music Award, ‘Best Album Design’ CCMA Award and ‘Reggae Recording of the Year’ JUNO Award.

Harris alumni and faculty recently contributed to the Tragically Hip’s CBC broadcast, Neil Young’s concert from Omemee, the Leonard Cohen tribute on CBC, Gord Downie’s ‘Secret Path’ album, The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’, Alessia Cara’s ‘Know-It-All’ and Shania Twain’s Grey Cup Game half-time broadcast.

Harris Institute is the only post secondary school in North America to have achieved four 0% Student Loan Default Rates. Its Arts Management Program (AMP) has achieved eight 0% Default Rates and the Audio Production Program (APP) has six. The government of Ontario publishes this Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and states, “This information is important to help students assess financial risk. Higher Default Rates are an indication of greater financial risk”.

In 2017 international students came from 19 countries and 9 States including Japan, France, England, Bermuda, Korea, Tanzania, Cuba, Scotland, Spain, Brazil, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Mexico, Iran, India, Jordan, Columbia, China, Nigeria and US States Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, California and Wisconsin.

Harris institute’s unique partnership with the University of the West of Scotland enables graduates to also earn BA and BSc Degrees on full scholarships in a total of 20 months and double major graduates (APP + AMP) to also earn Master’s Degrees on partial scholarships in 32 months.

The college’s one-year programs are taught by 62 active award winning leaders and start in
March, July and November.

For further information: John Harris, President, Harris Institute, 416.367.0178 or

John Harris
Harris Institute
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