In the music production/engineering course, students do the work of independent music producer/engineers. As an independent producer/engineer students compose music using various Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) platforms. This course focuses on mastering industry standard tasks and procedures that enable students to compose original pieces as well as mixing and mastering them for publishing. The techniques practiced in this course develop skills using computers, acoustic instruments, software, and hardware to create and engage in multiple areas of music composition, production, and engineering.
The topics our students practice are (but not limited to):
- Composition using computer software such as Logic Pro and FL Studio.
- Audio recording using software and hardware in a live recording studio setting.
- MIDI recording using software and hardware in a recording studio setting.
- Identifying and using modern song forms.
- Mixing and Mastering music as a recording studio engineer.
- Creating sounds for use in video game design, tv, film, and theater.
- Composing musical scores for use in video game design, tv, film, and theater.
- Online portfolio management.