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Advanced Professional Certificate

Music Production and Technology

Next semester starts September 23



12 Courses (36 Credits) or $1,545 Per Course
Only $16,686.00 when paid all at once

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.

Course Requirements

12 Courses to Complete this Certificate

Complete These 8 Required Courses

  • Music Production Analysis (OMPRD-160 • Level 1 Course)

    Develop the skills you need for listening and identifying elements of effective records like a seasoned producer, and then learn to use these elements in your own music.

  • Critical Listening 1 (OMPRD-162 • Level 1 Course)

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

  • Pro Tools 101 (OMPRD-180 • Level 1 Course)

    The first stage of Avid’s Pro Tools certification program, you’ll learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software, including recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level.

  • Audio Fundamentals for Recording (OMPRD-210 • Level 2 Course)

    Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio, integrating both analog and digital elements.

  • Pro Tools 110 (OMPRD-221 • Level 2 Course)

    In this second stage of Avid’s Pro Tools certification program, you’ll learn a broad range of tools and production techniques that will help you tackle more complex Pro Tools projects and enhance your capabilities.

  • Microphone Techniques (OMPRD-355 • Level 3 Course)

    Learn to produce high-quality results with effective microphone technique, whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or large big-band jazz ensemble.

  • Vocal Production (OMPRD-365 • Level 3 Course)

    Learn the technical aspects of producing and engineering vocals and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance.

  • Art of Mixing (OMPRD-320 • Level 3 Course)

    Learn how to mix music in today's production environment by exploring the many creative and technical considerations you need to know.

Elective Requirements

Choose any 4 elective courses from our course catalog

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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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