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Professional Certificate

Live Sound Production

Next semester starts September 28



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $4,041.90 when paid all at once

The lights go out, the band takes the stage, and the crowd goes wild. It’s up to you to ensure that what everyone hears next sounds great. In this professional certificate program, you’ll advance your knowledge in one of the music industry’s main growth areas: sound for concerts and other live events. After tuning up your critical listening and ear training skills, you’ll move on to study all of the techniques and considerations a mix engineer needs to know when working with live sound, such as equalization, dynamics, microphone technique, natural and artificial reverb, delay, and compression.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Critical Listening 1 (OMPRD-162)
Level 1 Course
by Dan Thompson

Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.

Advanced Audio Ear Training for Mix Engineers (OMPRD-262)
Level 2 Course
by Dan Thompson

Expand your production skills and take your critical listening to the next level by learning to identify and implement mix strategies, compression and panning techniques, and a wide array of professional mix approaches across multiple genres of music.

Live Sound: Mixing and Recording (OMPRD-287)
Level 2 Course
by Bill Gibson

Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional quality instrument sounds and vocals.

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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