Stick with a creative brand long enough and you will find yourself going through the rebrand process more than once. In this case not only was the old branding starting to show it's age, but the school was going to add new programs that would expand it's focus away from just it's music recording roots.
In recent years the IPR branding had been a riot of color and texture. The simplest, yet biggest, difference I could make is to strip away the texture and make a clean place for the new IPR Brand Message to stand forth. Hence a monochromatic color palette (white, charcoal and black) with an accent color (purple) that will allow both subtlety and punch as needed.
As for the logo, the decision was made to keep the historic IPR Logo. That logo stripped of the references to audio production allows both a connection with the past and gives the flexibility to expand toward the future. The loss of the words Institute of Production and Recording could cause confusion as to what the company is to those who were previously unaware of it. Adding the words college of creative arts below the logo succinctly answers the question of who they are.
Add a new modern typeface and the transformation is complete. Goodbye Institute of Production and Recording, hello IPR: College of Creative Arts.