Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Enroll for January 2016 and put your music industry career on
Fast Forward.


What Is it?

Fast Forward is a limited opportunity for up to seven (7) qualified students to enroll at GROOVE U for January 2016.

The State of Ohio has authorized us to issue up to $10,000 per student in student loans under the Ohio Means Jobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program. 

WHY DO IT NOW?

Because the Ohio Means Jobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program is a new program, we have developed a track which allows you to take advantage of these loan funds without waiting until the typical fall term. These funds may not be available for students enrolling fall 2016 and later, so we want to ensure interested students can use them now.

 

How is it Different?

In addition to the availability of special funding, enrolling under Fast Forward allows you to complete the academic portion of your education in less time.

You also have the opportunity for a more involved externship and special trips.


  

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GROOVE U students Tyler Blind and Wyatt Sheline crewing our stage at Independents' Day. Photo by Sarah Overdier.

GROOVE U students Tyler Blind and Wyatt Sheline crewing our stage at Independents' Day.
Photo by Sarah Overdier.


GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya. Photo by Sarah Overdier.

GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.
Photo by Sarah Overdier.

Ever since I started attending GROOVE U, my confidence in myself and my abilities has skyrocketed. Even after just the first year, I’ve learned so much about the music industry as well as the steps I need to take to carve my career path. I know that when I am done with this program I’m going to be able to get work doing what I love.
— Jared Sawaya, GROOVE U student

Quick Stats*

* Based upon 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.

GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATE = 100%

  • percentage of students who are employed in-field within 6 months of graduating the program

STUDENT SATISFACTION RATE = 91%

  • percentage of students who state they are "extremely satisfied" with their overall GROOVE U experience

ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE = 83%

  • percentage of students who start the program and complete it within 2 years

STUDENT RETENTION RATE = 79%

  • percentage of students who return from year 1 to start year 2

GROOVE U

We are a revolutionary 2-year music industry career program located in Columbus, Ohio. Our students get to work in audio production, music business, live sound, video and interactive fields.

Everything we do is guided by professionals currently working in the music industry. They tell us what they want you to know: the music industry is relationship driven, apprenticeship based, and creatively engaged.

So we give you small, personalized classes that provide both a solid foundation and specialized areas of study. With a 4:1 lab:class ratio, you have plenty of hands-on opportunity to develop your skills. Professional development and small business entrepreneurship courses, as well as unparalleled career resources, prepare you to make the all-important professional connections. You plug-in to both the local and global music communities through trips to music industry conferences, on-campus guest speakers, and two guided externships. Finally, because the best musicians make the best businesspeople, expert musicians give you weekly private instrument lessons.  
Because we “get” music, all of this plus your own laptop, hardware, and software are included in a tuition that is the best value in music industry education.  

Studio A Live Room, 1 of  2 major recording studios located on our Creative Campus Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.

Studio A Live Room, 1 of  2 major recording studios located on our Creative Campus
Photo by GROOVE U student Jared Sawaya.