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Professional Certificate

Sound Engineering for Live Events

Next semester starts September 23



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,545 Per Course
Only $4,171.50 when paid all at once
The lights go out, the artist 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 getting a basic foundation for how to make performers sound great in a venue of any size—whether it’s a small club or a giant arena—you’ll learn how to mic specific instruments and different setups. Then you’ll learn the more intricate art of delivering the best mix possible. You’ll become proficient in such areas as equalization, dynamics, microphone technique, natural and artificial reverb, delay, and compression. And best of all, you’ll learn this from the industry professionals who made your favorite concerts sound as life-changing as you remember.

Course Requirements

3 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Microphone Techniques for Live Sound Production (OMPRD-255 • Level 2 Course)

    This course will emphasize the differences in approach to microphone techniques, and give you the tools necessary to make informed decisions about microphones in live sound. Students will learn standard microphone selections and various microphone techniques specific to live sound applications.

  • Live Event Sound Engineering and Concert Production 101 (OMPRD-185 • Level 1 Course)

    This course examines the craft of live audio when applied to musical performances, covering all the basics needed to run a live sound event in 100-1,000-capacity venues.

  • Live Event Sound Engineering and Concert Mixing 201 (OMPRD-285 • Level 2 Course)

    This intermediate live mixing and concert production course is designed to introduce the basic concepts and techniques of live concert mixing.

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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