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Music Production Certificate Programs

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Technology has radically changed the field of music production over the past 10 years. Multi-track, digital recording technology once available only in expensive production studios can now be purchased at local computer stores for just a few thousand dollars. However, the proliferation of inexpensive recording gear underscores the differences between home hobbyists and true music production professionals.

Music Production Certificate Programs Online

Online music production certificate programs help students learn the craft of capturing sound, using the right combination of microphones, recorders, and even studio furniture. Expert instructors guide students through hands-on projects that allow them to build a portfolio of work that can lead to jobs as recording assistants, session engineers, and even record producers.

Berklee College of Music

Advance your career with certification from Berklee music

Create great-sounding recordings and boost your production skills to a whole new level by learning Berklee's renowned mixing, mastering, and production techniques. These producing certificate programs are offered entirely online with Berklee's renowned faculty.

Sell yourself and your talents better by getting certified from a world class provider of music education. Choose from three levels (Master, Professional, Specialist) of certificate programs, each with their own time frame and level of intensity. Study at your convenience and get certified in your field on your time.

Master Certificate in Music Business and Technology

This 8-course program is designed to cover music production and the music business in great detail with a focus on developing students for a future in the new, evolving music industry.

  • Music Business 101
  • Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
  • Inside the Record Industry
  • Music Publishing 101
  • The Future of Music and the Music Business
  • 3 Elective Courses from Music Business and Technology

To be completed in 2 years (24 credits)

Music Production and Technology

This is Berkleemusic's most comprehensive program of study, focusing on every aspect of music production, from the technology, software and hardware available today to the core music theory necessary to arrange and compose great music.

  • Desktop Music Production
  • Producing with Pro Tools
  • Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
  • Critical Listening
  • Producing Music with Ableton Live
  • Producing Music with Reason
  • MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
  • Sampling and Audio Production
  • 4 Courses from Music Production and Technology

To be completed in 3 years (36 credits)

Producing

The Production Masters Certificate Program gives you a complete understanding of the concepts and production techniques, from fundamental-to-advanced, that you'll need to create, produce, and record professional-sounding arrangements using the software and sequencers in Pro Tools, Abelton Live, and MIDI.

  • Producing with Pro Tools
  • Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
  • MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
  • Producing Music with Ableton Live
  • Critical Listening
  • 3 Courses from Producing Master Electives

To be completed in 2 years (23 credits)

Electronic Music Production and Sound Design

With the Professional Electronic Music Production and Sound Design certificate, you'll learn how synthesizers work, master sound design concepts, and move on to more advanced sound creation and manipulation techniques that you can transfer to any hardware or software synthesizer. You'll also become adept at producing electronic-sounding arrangements, as well as arrangements with a more natural, organic feel, using MIDI sequencing software including Logic and Reason.

  • Desktop Music Production
  • Sampling and Audio Production
  • MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
  • Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
  • Production Workshop

To be completed in 1 year (14 credits)

Studio Production

Learn to create, produce and record music using the software and sequencers in Pro Tools, Abelton Live, and Reason. You'll learn to re-arrange live samples on the fly, develop your Pro Tools proficiency, and thoroughly explore the capabilities of MIDI sequencing.

  • Pro Tools 101
  • Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
  • MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
  • Producing Music with Ableton Live
  • Critical Listening

To be completed in 1 year (14 credits)

Electronic Music Production

Set up your home studio and learn to record, mix, and create incredible electronic sounds using software, synthesizers, and samplers. With hands-on lessons and projects, you'll master concepts like digitization, signal flow, multi-tracking, equalization, signal processing, and MIDI.

  • Desktop Music Production
  • Sampling and Audio Production
  • Sound Design for the Electronic Musician

To be completed in 3 semesters (9 credits)

Home Recording

Turn your home or project studio into a professional music production house with this 3-course program. You'll learn how to record, mix, and produce great music with the help of Berklee's renowned faculty and their masterful production techniques.

  • Recording and Producing in the Home Studio
  • Producing Music with Reason
  • Producing Music with Ableton Live

To be completed in 3 semesters (9 credits)

Music Technology for Teachers

The Technology for Teachers certificate will help you build a solid base of music technology knowledge and skills. You'll learn how to record digital audio, understand and use a sequencer, mix multi-track projects, work with loops, utilize effects, and produce finished recordings as CDs or MP3s.

  • Desktop Music Production
  • Writing Music with Finale
  • Making Music with GarageBand
  • MIDI Sequencing Basics

To be completed in 3 semesters (8 credits)

Studio Production

The Studio Production Specialist certificate will introduce you to recording concepts including studio set up and equipment optimization. You'll become proficient at recording with Pro Tools and receive technical training in sound recording, from setup to mix-down.

  • Pro Tools 101
  • Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
  • Critical Listening

To be completed in 3 semesters (8 credits)