Writing and Producing Music
$13,4739 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
To break in to today’s music industry as a songwriter, you first need to master the writing and arranging skills employed by many hit songwriters. Yet, even if you do so, a record label isn’t likely to knock on your door and ask to record your new songs. You’ll probably need to do it yourself, which is why this program pairs writing and arranging with a music production curriculum that will enable you to record and mix your compositions with professional results. You’ll come away with the multi-faceted skill set necessary to start or advance your career as a contemporary writer/producer.
9 Courses to Complete this Certificate (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)
6 Required Courses
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.
Explore all of the aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section and essential techniques for arranging music for a band.
Learn how to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the styles that have influenced contemporary music in Europe and the US.
Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic, and lyrical ideas by crafting songs the way hit songwriters do.
Choose any 3 elective courses from our course catalog
Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software and explore techniques used by today’s top producers.
Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production.
Generate more and better lyric ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways with your songs.
Learn how harmony can help convey the essential emotion in your songwriting and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your songwriting style and ideas.
Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
Explore the many creative and technical considerations you need to know to mix music in today's production environment.
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