About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this specialization.

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

What you will learn

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    Identify and use reference tracks to establish a vision for your production

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    Use the Production Check-List to run an efficient and well-organized recording session

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    Edit your tracks while using your reference tracks and emotional and dynamic timelines to realize your vision for your production

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    Evaluate your mix by crtically listening to it on different sound systems (ear buds, in the car, sound system, computer, etc.)

Skills you will gain

Audio RecordingMusicMusic productionSound DesignAudio Editing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this specialization.

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified)

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

The Art of Music Production

4.8
1,013 ratings
295 reviews
Course2

The Technology of Music Production

4.8
480 ratings
142 reviews
Course3

Pro Tools Basics

4.7
353 ratings
125 reviews
Course4

Music Production Capstone

4.8
80 ratings
31 reviews

Instructors

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Stephen Webber

Director of Music Production, Technology and Innovation
Berklee
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Loudon Stearns

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing & Production
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Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing and Production

About Berklee College of Music

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You can complete the specialization at your own pace, however, if you stick to the schedule, the whole specialization is 18 weeks:

    The Art of Music Production - 4 weeks

    The Technology of Music Production - 4 weeks

    Pro Tools Basics - 4 weeks

    Capstone - 4 weeks

  • You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge in music production to take this specialization, however, if you are a seasoned music producer, this specialization will help you to continue to build your skills and hone your craft.

  • Yes. The recommended order is:

    The Art of Production

    The Technology of Production

    Pro Tools Basics

    Capstone

  • Unfortunately, no. Berklee does not currently offer university credit for massive open online courses. If you are interested in receiving credit while taking an online course, please go to online.berklee.edu.

  • Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to create professional sounding music recordings. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry as a producer or engineer, this specialization will help you gain some of the knowledge you will need.

  • Throughout this Specialization, you will be required to record yourself or others for your assignments. These assignments can be completed with anything from a smartphone or computer up to a fully equipped recording studio.

    For the Pro Tools Basics course, you will need a computer and you will need to download Pro Tools for the Pro Tools Basics (there is a free version available). External microphones are not required, however they are recommended.

    Technology requirements and recommendations are thoroughly covered at the beginning of each course.

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