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Advanced Professional Certificate

Electronic Music Production and Sound Design

Next semester starts April 5



9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $12,125.70 when paid all at once

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.

Course Requirements

9 Courses to Complete this Certificate (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)

6 Required Courses

Music Production 101 (OLMSC-101)
Michael Bierylo David Mash
Level 1 Course
by Michael Bierylo and David Mash

In this beginner-level course, you will gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. 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.

Producing Music with Logic (OMPRD-273)
Jeff Baust David Doms
Level 2 Course
by Jeff Baust and David Doms

Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production in this 12-week course. Harness the power of Logic's extensive software instruments, and learn to record, edit, and mix your project like a pro.

Ableton Live Fundamentals (OMPRD-278)
Erin Barra Loudon Stearns
Level 2 Course
by Erin Barra and Loudon Stearns

In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow, inside this unique software.

Sound Design for the Electronic Musician (OMPRD-202)
Michael Bierylo David Mash
Level 2 Course
by Michael Bierylo and David Mash

Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead's Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.

Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1 (OCWPR-397)
Loudon Stearns
Level 3 Course
by Loudon Stearns

Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this music composition course is for you!

Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2 (OCWPR-398)
Loudon Stearns
Level 3 Course
by Loudon Stearns

Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip-hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.

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


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