Electronic Music Production Certificate
Electronic Music Production (EMP) - Personal Enrichment *
The EMP courses offered at SAE New York are an ideal way for anyone to learn the techniques and equipment needed to create electronic music. We currently offer 2 different Electronic Music Producer courses. Students are encouraged to take both, but may register for them individually if desired.
Length per course 36 clock hours, only offered Part Time
- 6 Weeks - 1 Course (36 clock hours total)
- 12 Weeks - 2 Courses (72 clock hours total)
* SAE’S Personal Enrichment courses are not recognized under the institutional accreditation of ACCSCT.
You would benefit from this course if:
- You make music and you would like to experiment with electronic sounds or work more efficiently with your equipment
- You have basic knowledge of music creation software such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Reason, but want to unlock the true potential of these programs
- You are a DJ looking to advance your career
- You want an edge on your existing production techniques
- You are passionate about electronic music
- You intend to study further in this area
Who should take this course?
The EMP program is intended for musicians and DJs who enjoy experimenting with technology as well as electronic music and audio hobbyists. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age and above with no prior experience or personal equipment required. (A laptop capable of running current music software is suggested for students attending this course.)
How is this course delivered?
The Electronic Music Production course is an innovative combination of lecture-based training and practical, hands-on learning.
Consists of interactive sessions based on comprehensive notes and visual demonstrations of theory and concepts. Throughout the course, students will be assigned projects in sound creation, arrangement, and production so that their artistic and technical progress can be monitored and guided.
In class, students are asked to preform tasks relating to the subjects being covered. Lecturers and established industry guests conduct demonstrations showcasing studio equipment and best practice production techniques.
A few times throughout the course, the students will present original work to all of the instructors and the rest of the class. In this high-resolution listening environment, students will receive constructive criticism and positive reinforcement to help further refine and enhance their work.
EMP I: Getting to Know Electronic Music & the Tools for Creating It
- Music Theory
- Signal Flow
EMP II: Songwriting, Studio, & Production Techniques
- Ableton Live
- Song Arrangement
- Mixing Techniques
- Stereo Editing/Remixing