Advanced Professional Certificate
Music Production and Technology
$17,74812 Courses (36 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
To succeed in a career involving producing, recording, mixing, engineering, and mastering music, you need to know the latest technology, tools, and techniques plus the interpersonal skills required to get the best out of musicians. You’ll also need an understanding of the core music theory that serves as the underpinning for most truly great music. In this certificate program, you’ll learn all of this and develop a portfolio along the way, working with Berklee’s renowned music production and engineering faculty and collaborating with musicians and producers from all over the world.
12 Courses to Complete this Certificate (8 Required, plus 4 Electives)
8 Required Courses
Pro Tools 101 constitutes the first stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program. Learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software. This course instructs you on recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level, and will put you on the road to becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio or live sound reinforcement installations of any size, integrating both analog and digital elements and interconnects.
This second stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program teaches a broad range of tools and Berklee production techniques that will help you tackle more complex Pro Tools projects and enhance your capabilities in all aspects of Pro Tools production.
Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector's signature "Wall of Sound," which relied heavily on appropriate microphone techniques, or Led Zeppelin's iconic recording of John Bonham's drums on "When the Levee Breaks," recorded with a stereo microphone on the second floor stairway at Headley Grange Studio. Whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or rapper, metal trio, or large big-band jazz ensemble, the ability to get good sounds is essential to producing competitive results.
This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance - skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.
Explore the many creative and technical considerations necessary to mix in today's music production environment. Acquire the core skill set needed to mix multi-track master recordings to a stereo final mix-down suitable for release.
Electives (Select 4)
Choose any 4 electives from our course catalog
Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerheads' Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.
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.
Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.
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.
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
Audio mastering is the final, critical, step in the post-production process. Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:
- Professional level 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