Music Production Specialization

Started Oct 16

Music Production Specialization

Develop Your Creativity as a Music Producer

Learn the art and technology of music production to create professional music compositions.

About This Specialization

This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music. You will begin by developing your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer. Next, you will learn the technical aspects of music production, including how sound is translated into audio signals, recording techniques, and effects such as reverb, delay, and compression. You will also learn how to use the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools, to create professional recordings. Finally, you will apply the knowledge and tools you gained in a culminating 4-week Capstone where you will complete a project beginning at the pre-production stage through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages.

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courses
4 courses

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projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    The Art of Music Production

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Explore the art of record production and how to make recordings that other people will love listening to. This course will teach you how to make emotionally moving recordings on almost any recording equipment, including your phone or laptop. The emphas
  2. COURSE 2

    The Technology of Music Production

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer. With the recent introduction of high-quality-low-cost software and hardware, the tools
  3. COURSE 3

    Pro Tools Basics

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way. Whether you have used a computer to create music
  4. COURSE 4

    Music Production Capstone

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 5-8 hours a week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    After successfully completing the three prior courses of the Music Production Specialization, this capstone experience is your chance to use your talent and accumulated knowledge to create and submit a finished, fully produced song. A

Creators

  • Berklee

    About Berklee

    Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online.

  • Stephen Webber

    Stephen Webber

    Director of Music Production, Technology and Innovation
  • Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

    Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

    Assistant Professor
  • Loudon Stearns

    Loudon Stearns

    Assistant Professor

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