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Graduate Certificate

Music Production Analysis and Studio Design

Next semester starts September 28



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $2,760 Per Course
Proof of a Bachelor's Degree Required
In this program, you'll explore how the human ear perceives and interprets sounds and learn how to practically apply this knowledge to design a professional-level music production environment. You'll also hone your listening skills by analyzing various genres of music and uncovering the music production techniques used to achieve sonic hallmarks of different musical styles, giving you the tools to further your career as a versatile music producer.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Critical Analysis of Music Production Techniques (OMPRD-525)
Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Dan Thompson

This course presents a framework and vocabulary for analyzing music that will support your work in the program, in addition to your professional career. You will dissect music for its use of various production techniques, including arrangement, instrumentation, performance, mix considerations, and more.

Psychoacoustics in Music Production (OMPRD-637)
Level 6 - Enrollable Course
by Susan Rogers

You will learn how speech and music signals are transformed from physical activity in the environment, to sensations in the ear, to psychological perceptions in the brain. You will also explore the relationship between a sound and its perception in terms of the underlying mechanisms and limitations of our hearing system.

Architectural, Acoustic, and Audio System Design for the Modern Music Production Studio (OMPRD-507)
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Level 5 - Enrollable Course
by Dan Thompson and John Storyk

This course will prepare you to understand, design, and implement a professional music production environment for the projects you embark on. You will complete a production studio design as a final project, which will include essential acoustic and architectural design criteria.

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 Master's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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