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Electronic Music Certificate

Next Start Date: 21 January
Limited spots available.

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The Electronic Music Certificate is your opportunity to learn the tips, tricks and production skills to create the music you love. Get hands-on with with the tools used to compose electronic music, from sequencers to synthesizers and samplers. Additionally, you will dive into various production techniques with our industry tutors such as voice recording, effects application, mixing techniques and signal flow.

What You'll Learn

  • Sound Theory
  • EQ & Filters
  • Dynamics
  • Reverb & Delays
  • Sound Design / Sampling
  • Music Theory
  • Microphone Theory
  • Mastering

How You'll Learn

Throughout the course you are taught in a practical manner, primarily on Ableton but you will also cover other production platforms such as Logic Pro such that you can work in any DAW. With access to our music production labs and support from the tutors you will be able to train on site at your own pace.

You won't just learn the tech side of things. Everything you learn will be within the context of production so you'll learn the techniques, tips and tricks to make the music you love, regardless of whether you want to produce House, Techno, EDM or Hip Hop.

This course runs for 16 weeks and is offered part-time on a 2 lessons per week basis. In addition to the classes, students are required to complete a series of practical exercises and assignments. The school facilities are open 7 days per week and there is always a tutor available for advice and practical help. This course has an average studyload of 10 hours per week (including theory).

Your Instructors

Giacomo Piscitelli
Giacomo Piscitelli is an Italian audio engineer, producer and educator based in Amsterdam. After graduating at SAE Institute he worked at Red Bull studios where he had the chance to work for several artists in the Dutch and International dance scene (Nina Kraviz, Michel de Hey, Tom Trago, etc.). In 2015 he became the Electronic Music Certificate course lecturer at SAE Institute.
Jeffrey De Gans
Jeffrey was born in 1971 and was obsessed with music, sound and technique from the day he was born. At the age of 10 he started messing with tapedecks, mixers and turntables while playing his sisters disco records. Later he had his own (illegal) radio-station, worked for a drive-in-show, worked for several radio-stations, produced and released over 70 vinyl-records and played worldwide (and still does every now and then) on a zillion parties as a DJ. One of his passions is making espresso; always fine-tuning the machines to make the perfect espresso. This is something that can be found back in his mastering skills; always looking for the best and even push it just a bit more. Da Goose Music was founded as a music-production company in 1996. Jeffrey’s first real mastering-job dates back to the end of the nineties and in 2015 Jeffrey was nominated as one of the 4 best mastering-engineers from the Netherlands. Needless to say that he has a lot of experience, a great set of ears and serious knowledge of what he is doing. Jeffrey has also done the mastering on Lil' Kleine album that won the Worldwide Act Award at the MTV EMA 2017. 
Quirijn Vos
Quirijn has worked as a professional trumpet player for over 10 years already. After finishing his degree at the conservatory of Rotterdam in 2012 he became more and more interested in the technical side of audio en decided to also studied audio production at SAE. In the mean time Quirijn’s professional career as a trumpet player started to take of playing with more and more well know artist like Blaudzun and Ellen ten Damme but also a lot with DJ’s like Gregor Salto, La Fuente and so on. At the moment Quirijn is the regular trumpet player for Sam Feldt, touring a lot around the world and playing at stages like the Ultra Miami mainstage.
Edoardo Marin
After graduating at SAE Amsterdam in 2013, Edoardo worked at Red Bull Studios as Head Engineer for the next 2 years and a half, while also covering the role of Main Lecturer for the Audio Production Diploma at SAE. During that time, he had the chance to collaborate with various artists, as recording, mixing and mastering engineer: Wu-Tang Clan, Jameszoo, Pete Philly, Mr. Probz (recording an entire EP), Cassie Ventura, Henrik Schwarz are just some of them. A multi-instrumentalist who opened his mastering studio and now is working on his first solo album.
Frank De Jong
Starting his audio engineering career 10 years ago, Frank is known for his fierce determination to achieve the right sounding result in any sound project. Through the years he has had experience working in several studios ranging from small vocal production to full range top of the line music production studios. Specializing in the arts of recording and mastering engineering he has gained a very broad skillset within the audio industry that led to positions such as senior lecturer at the SAE institute, chief engineer at Red Bull Studios and Head engineer at the new HAL5 Studio. These skills are however not confined to the studio as Frank can often be found outside doing field recording and sound design for films, games or sound libraries.

Note: In order to be admitted to the Electronic Music Advanced we strongly recommend completing the Electronic Music course.


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  • Sound Theory
  • Working with DAWs
  • Production Process
  • Studio Workflow
  • EQ & Filters
  • Reverbs & Delays
  • Sound Design / Sampling
  • Critical Listening
  • Music Theory
  • Studio Mixing
  • Microphone Theory
  • Vocal Recording & Editing
  • Hardware Setup (LIVE)
  • Mastering
  • Studio Design
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Basic English language skills
  • A valid VISA for entire duration of the selected course is required prior to enrolment (for non-EU students)


Fees & Funding






Career Opportunities:

  • Music Producer
  • DJ
  • Remix Artist
  • LIVE Performance
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