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DIGITAL COMPOSITION
CERTIFICATE
PROGRAM

Digital Composition
Certificate Program


Learn how to create
Musical Arrangements and Beats
with Reason, Ableton Live,
and ProTools --
including Advanced Music
Composition

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES

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Audio Recording and Production Certificate
Summer Intensive July 3 - August 2nd
Online version begins April 4th
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Sound Healing & Therapy Certificate Program
Next Semester begins June 14th
Online begins about every 2 weeks
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Day Classes
Classes are 4 days per week to be scheduled.
Classes are normally 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
Labs are normally 10 AM - 4 PM.

Night Classes
Classes are 4 nights per week to be scheduled.
Classes are normally 6:30 - 10 PM.
Labs are normally 6 PM to midnight.

Size
Classes are limited to 25 people, so classes are small enough to address specific questions and concerns of each student. (although classes are normally around 10 people). Classes are broken into much smaller groups for recording sessions and labs.


Course #
Hours
Tuition
Course Descriptions

DC101
54 Hrs.
$1600

Digital Composer's Tools
(Reason, Live, Acid, Recycle)
In this class, students are taught the core available software for digital composers: Reason, Live, Acid, Recycle, V-Stack, VST’s and VSTI’s, as well as the integration of the different software. Finally, utilizing the software to obtain the most efficient results in composition is discussed. Students will have weekly assignments to create music using certain programs and combinations of programs.

Synthesis and Sampling
Synthesis used in the music world along with the various types of synthesis are covered, including: Analog, FM, Additive, AM, Granular, Wavetable, Modular, Wave Shaping etc. Parts of an analog synthesizer are studied, including: Filters, Oscillators, Modulators, LFO’s, Envelopes and Signal Flow. The software program “Reaktor” is explained in-depth and students are required to build their own analog synthesizer. Sampling, Multi-sampling, keyboard mapping, trimming samples and loops are discussed. An in-depth study of soft samplers on the market is conducted.

DC300
54 Hrs.
$1600

 

Advanced Music Theory, Songwriting, and Composition
Arranging for vocal harmonies, strings, horns and alternative chord arrangements are discussed. The second half of the class is spent on arranging parts of a song, song structure and orchestration choices inside of complex types of music.


Music Arranging and Programming
Arranging for vocal harmonies, strings, horns and alternative chord arrangements are discussed. Arranging parts of a song, song structure and orchestration choices inside of complex types of music. Techniques on programming drums, synth parts and overall editing to shape music. In a world where programming beats and editing is creating the music as much as the instruments are, students learn a large bag of tricks to improve drum programming and synth programming. Tricks involved are editing, EFX processing and creating tracks through edits. Also, proper vocal tuning and other industry standard programming tricks are taught.

DC100L
90 Hrs.
$1600

Digital Audio Production Labs
Hands-on time mixing and computer work with Lab Facilitator supervision.
• Hands-on Live Recording Sessions
• Hands-on Mixing Multitrack Projects
• Hands-on Editing, and Beat Production
• Sequencing, Sampling

 


198 Hrs
$4800



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