Electronic Music Production and Sound Design
$13,6359 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,515 Per Course
Your computer opens up a universe of recorded sound, but without educating yourself on the latest tools, you might wind up left in the digital dust. Fortunately, this program demystifies topics central to electronic music production and sound design, such as setting up your home recording studio, sampling, digital signal processing, synthesis, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and more. Whether you are a performing electronic musician with recording experience or a newcomer looking to fill in gaps in your knowledge, this program meets you where you are and helps you raise your game to the next level.
9 Courses to Complete this Certificate (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)
6 Required Courses
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to configure a personal production workspace and use software instruments and audio recordings to produce music.
Strengthen your technical understanding of the Logic music software and heighten your overall creative abilities in production.
Learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and more.
Learn to create your own unique electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead’s Reason and Native Instruments’ Absynth.
Learn to create electronic music in a variety of styles such as drum and bass, glitch, dub, trance, downtempo, house, and techno.
Building on Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1, gain the skills to identify, appreciate, and utilize new musical styles and techniques.
Choose any 3 elective courses from our course catalog
Building off of Ableton Live Fundamentals, explore how you can use the many synthesizers and audio effects in Ableton Live to achieve sounds found in contemporary music production.
Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee’s approach to recording, editing, and programming using the samplers provided in Reason.
Learn the technical skills not only to produce professional sounding remixes but to also hear a song’s possibilities beyond its original arrangement and style.
Learn to compose and produce polished, professional-sounding drum beats in a variety of different styles.
Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:
- Professional credential from the world leader in music education
- Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
- A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
- A verified, digital certificate that you can share