Online Music Production Courses

Our 12-week online music production courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs

    OLART-310
    3D Design with Blender
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    3D Design with Blender is an introduction to the world of cinematic visual effects designed for musicians who want to add interesting visual, non-existent elements or environments to self-made videos.
    OMPRD-278
    Ableton Live Fundamentals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow, inside this unique software.
    OMPRD-383
    Ableton Live Techniques: Non-Linear Creative Strategies and Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is for students who are interested in taking a deep dive into composing with Ableton Live by leveraging unique and powerful linear and non-linear creative techniques inside the software. You will master a number of linear and non-linear compositional practices that are only possible using advanced Ableton Live tools and techniques.
    OMPRD-282
    Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Fundamentals, you will explore the sampler devices in Ableton Live. You’ll begin with common sampling concepts applicable to all samplers, then learn in great depth the techniques that are unique to Ableton Live.
    OMPRD-379
    Ableton Live Techniques: Synthesis and DSP
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Techniques: Fundamentals, students will explore how the many synthesizers and audio effects in Ableton Live can be used in contemporary music production.
    OLMSC-215
    Acoustics
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a better recording and live sound engineer, and improve your editing and mixing environment by learning the ins and outs of acoustics.
    OMPRD-262
    Advanced Audio Ear Training for Mix Engineers
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-425
    Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This advanced music production course provides students with a deep understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of styles.
    OSONG-250
    Arranging for Songwriters: Instrumentation and Production in Songwriting
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will provide you with tools and techniques to craft instrumentation and production for supporting the emotional meanings of songs. You will be able to create an identifiable and unique sound.
    OMPRD-420
    Art of Mixing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OMPRD-210
    Audio Fundamentals for Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OMPRD-342
    Audio Mastering Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OMPRD-389
    Audio Post Production for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a more marketable and in-demand producer by mastering the tools and techniques necessary to complete a full audio post production project, including sound design, foley, dialogue, and music for a short film.
    OCWPR-397
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this music composition course is for you!
    OCWPR-398
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip-hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.
    OMPRD-402
    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals will prepare students to effectively create custom-made sound design elements for music productions and audio-for-visuals projects. Students will work with a wide variety of audio tools and concepts.
    OMPRD-475
    Creative Music Production Skills
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain insight into both the art and the profession of music production. Develop the necessary skills for producing music according to professional standards, and learn both the technical and interpersonal approaches to creating a successful recording.
    OMPRD-162
    Critical Listening 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.
    OCWPR-260
    Film Scoring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.
    OMPRD-345
    Game Audio Production with Wwise
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is designed for the musician who wants to compose music, unique sound, and creature voices for video games. Focusing on both the creative process of designing unique audio and the practical challenges of putting that content into a game, Game Audio Production with Wwise prepares students for all major aspects of game audio production and implementation.
    OLART-205
    Game Design Principles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course provides an overview of video game design, exploring the iterative process of coming up with ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising that is at the heart of the video game industry. You will analyze games and examine the principles of game design from a visual studies perspective.
    OGUIT-223
    Getting Your Guitar Sound
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country and other genres, with a high-quality, authentic and persuasive guitar tone.
    OLART-160
    Introduction to Digital Cinematography
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques for producing any kind of video, including a music video or short film.
    OMPRD-295
    Introduction to Game Audio
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-208
    Learn to DJ with Traktor
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    You’ll learn all of the ins and outs of the Traktor Pro 2 software, and all of the different ways you can use Traktor to DJ and remix your tracks live. On top of learning the Traktor software, you will also learn the fundamentals of DJing and be able to perform live like a true professional.
    OMPRD-287
    Live Sound: Mixing and Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional quality instrument sounds and vocals.
    OMPRD-355
    Microphone Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-382
    Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions. This course will show you how to go beyond using plug-in presets, teaching you how to effectively use tools such as EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more.
    OMPRD-380
    Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a greater understanding of two key elements of music production by learning the Berklee approach to mixing and mastering using the Pro Tools software.
    OCWPR-101
    Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
    OCWPR-103
    Music Notation Using Sibelius
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OLMSC-101
    Music Production 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this beginner-level course, you will gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to configure a personal production workspace and use software instruments and audio recordings to produce music.
    OMPRD-160
    Music Production Analysis
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.
    OGUIT-110
    Music Technology for Guitarists
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Music Technology for Guitarists provides guitar students with an understanding of digital technology applicable to recording and live performance. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a mastery of basic digital audio workstation (DAW) functionality and creative use of guitar amplifier modeling and effects processing.
    OMPRD-250
    Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn all the steps and tools necessary to create a high-quality audiovisual experience, including how to assemble, enhance, and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content.
    OMPRD-205
    Music Writing and Production with the iPad
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will teach you how to create, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. You’ll start by exploring the iPad hardware and operating system then learn how to select and set up the mobile studio with the correct MIDI and audio interfaces. You will learn how to use applications for specific stages of the music production process.
    OCWPR-365
    Orchestration 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Placement on television, in video games and animation, and other modern revenue outlets require a detailed understanding of orchestral writing and production techniques. Learn to write and apply traditional orchestration techniques to both sampled performances and live orchestral performances.
    OCWPR-366
    Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
    OMPRD-281
    Performing with Ableton Live
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to use Ableton Live for real-time, dynamic live performances. This course is designed for students with diverse backgrounds—from music producers, DJs, singer/songwriters, and electronic music artists to music directors, podcasters, pastors, and YouTubers.
    OMPRD-279
    Producing Music with Cubase
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a broad skill set and a fully realized background in music production using the state-of-the-art Cubase software.
    OMPRD-273
    Producing Music with Logic
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-275
    Producing Music with Reason
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software. Explore Reason's rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and techniques used by today's top producers.
    OSONG-231
    Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Just because you’re a great songwriter doesn’t mean people will know how great your songs are. You need to make recordings that prove the potential of your compositions, which is where Logic Pro X and this course come in.
    OSONG-230
    Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro Tools
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    The course acts as a springboard for the novice producer/songwriter to jump into the world of producing, recording, and mixing songs to a professional level using Pro Tools.
    OMPRD-386
    Programming and Producing Drum Beats
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to compose and produce polished, professional-sounding drumbeats in a variety of different styles.
    OMPRD-180
    Pro Tools 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-221
    Pro Tools 110
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMPRD-227
    Recording and Producing in the Home Studio
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Take your demos through the entire music production process, and learn to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will dramatically improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters no matter what recording device you are using.
    OMPRD-385
    Remixing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Remix production has become a mission critical skill for many working producers and hip-hop and EDM (electronic dance music) artists. Business savvy music industry entrepreneurs recognize that remixing songs is a great way to generate income, publicity, attract new fans, and keep their catalog relevant. Remixing is also a whole lot of fun and gives you the opportunity to join a thriving online community of remixers who share their music on the Web (such as through soundcloud.com) and enter remix competitions with substantial prizes (such as indabamusic.com).
    OLMSC-260
    Sampling and Audio Production
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee's approach to recording, editing, and programming using the software samplers provided in Reason.
    OMPRD-202
    Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead's Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.
    OMPRD-365
    Vocal Production
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.