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Urban Music Certificate

Overview
Next Start Date: May 2021
Registrations are open. Limited spots available!


The Urban Music Certificate teaches how to develop the skills necessary to produce urban music independently and professionally, from the composition of a groove, passing through the sampling techniques and the use of internal processing; from the appropriate mixing techniques to the mastering phase to finalize the product.
 

What You'll Learn

  • DAW workflow and structure
  • Beat, bass and melody composition
  • Software sampling
  • Automation process
  • Vocal production
  • EQ and Filters
  • Compression and Dynamics
  • Basic Mixing Techniques
  • Creative FX’s use
  • Studio Layout
  • Music and New Media

How You'll Learn

The course has a weekly commitment of 2 lessons (2 hours each), both onsite, as well as in a virtual setting. It also includes individual practical exercises in our studio for the delivery of assignments, when required. During this four months course (26 lessons), the students learn how to use the sequencer and work independently, giving the appropriate space to their creativity and, at the same time, managing a production session professionally, sampling, recording singers and rappers and processing the achieved sounds in the digital audio workstation. 

The goal is to create a completely new project, taking care of its production from the conception and the recording, to the final mixing & mastering phases. The study will be focused on the musical production methods in the most popular styles in Urban Music (Hip-hop,Trap, R&B) and the knowledge of the most interesting tools to produce this genre (samples, plug-ins, synths), including the vocal processing.

 
 

DURATION:

  • 4 MONTHS

START DATES:

  • MAY
  • SEPTEMBER

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Modules

Our Urban Music course is the starting point for many artists and producers around the world. Get hands-on from day one in this exciting, industry-focused course that specializes in urban music production. 

The content of the course is continuously adapted and improved by industry professionals to reflect the latest in technology and trends in the electronic music industry. 
 



Learning outcomes of the course:
 
Knowledge
Understand the essential functions of a digital audio workstation
Identify the audio processing needed to mix and produce a track of the urban genre.
Describe and understand the different phases that characterize an urban genre production.

Skills
Combine different sounds to compose a beat and music
Use the main processing tools to finalise a song
To plan and successfully complete the insertion of audio performances, until the realization and delivery of a complete piece.

Topics

  • DAW workflow and structure
  • Beat, bass and melody composition
  • Software sampling
  • Automation process
  • Vocal production
  • EQ and Filters
  • Compression and Dynamics
  • Basic Mixing Techniques
  • Creative FX’s use
  • Studio Layout
  • Music and New Media
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • The course is taught in English and English intermediate level skills are required
  • For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required prior to enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.

More information about the Admissions are available here.

 

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Note: For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required prior to enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.

Careers

Electronic music has been constantly growing and evolving, becoming a major element of the entertainment sector. Having the knowledge and the skills to produce music with technology can allow you to get involved in numerous artistic or creative projects.

Career Opportunities:

  • Music Producer
  • DJ
  • Remix Artist
  • Performance Artist