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Advanced Professional Certificate

Music Production and Technology

Next semester
starts June 24

Tuition

$18,540

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-420 • Level 4 Course)

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

Music Production and Technology Program Electives

  • Advanced Audio Ear Training for Mix Engineers (OMPRD-262 • Level 2 Course)

    Expand your production skills and critical listening by learning how to identify and implement mix strategies and a wide array of professional mix approaches.

  • Audio Mastering Techniques (OMPRD-342 • Level 3 Course)

    Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.

  • Introduction to Game Audio (OMPRD-295 • Level 2 Course)

    Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelancer.

  • Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale (OCWPR-101 • Level 1 Course)

    Create great-looking sheet music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.

  • Music Notation and Score Preparation using Sibelius Ultimate (OCWPR-103 • Level 1 Course)

    Learn to use Sibelius to create lead sheets, scores, and parts, as well as how to enter and format notation so it conforms to current music publishing standards.

  • Music Theory 101 (OHARM-101 • Level 1 Course)

    Learn music theory and gain the foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level by reading, writing, and critically listening to music.

  • Producing Music with Logic (OMPRD-273 • Level 2 Course)

    Strengthen your technical understanding of the Logic music software and heighten your overall creative abilities in production.

  • Sound Design for the Electronic Musician (OMPRD-202 • Level 2 Course)

    Learn to create your own unique electronic sounds and musical productions using Reason and Vital.

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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