MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

Electronic Music Production

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Program Overview

Studying electronic music production at Musicians Institute will open you up to opportunities not attainable anywhere else. Why? Simply, there’s no other program and curriculum that is teaching contemporary music with the connections like we have. Musicians Institute was born from a spirit of non-traditional musicians who sought to excel in the modern music industry.

In the current music industry, electronic music production is becoming an increasingly popular, mainstream genre. The EMP program will focus almost completely on production of electronic music, with advanced curricular requirements in areas like musicianship and keyboard skills, vocal production concepts, track building, sound design & synthesis, beat-making, plugin processing, and mixing and mastering.

Whether you are looking to produce yourself as an artist, make and sell beats online, produce for other independent artists, or become a world-class touring DJ producer, we have everything you need to up your production skill set to the next level.
Join us and immerse yourself in a world of beats, bass, technology, and creative freedom.
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Curriculum Highlights

EMP-107/207  –  Track Building 1 & 2
EMP-111/211  –  Sound Design w/ Ableton Live 1 & 2
EMP-102/202  –  Production Advising 1 & 2

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Degree By The Numbers

From 10 weeks to 6 months, there’s an option for you!

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2 Quarters, 30 Credits

MI SELECT (Individual Courses)
10 Weeks in Length

The MI Difference

EMP Production Advising

The EMP program offers unlimited weekly one-on-one sessions with a variety of expert instructors, to help you make each of the elements of your project the best they can be. The EMP Final Project is designed not just to demonstrate your mastery of the courses in the program—but to give you something to take out into the world and begin your career.
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Fully Immersive Curriculum

EMP students will be taught by industry experienced instructors in our working studios, where they’ll gain practical experience on professional-level consoles and recording equipment. Some highlights include: 
  • Guidance by our Ableton Certified Trainers in producing and remixing music in Ableton Live Suite and the Push 2 controller.
  • Define your unique sonic identity with Sound Design, using a variety of plugins from Ableton, Native Instruments Komplete, and even with virtual modular synthesis.
  • Learn to record, produce, and process vocals using software from Waves, Universal Audio and more.
  • Additional private and group instruction available in the performance programs, vocals, and DJ performance.

Hollywood Location

 
Our Los Angeles campus is located in the middle of the entertainment industry, including the worlds of music, film, television and beyond. Students will have access to the finest live music venues, along with opportunities and possibilities to visit, intern and work at the best studios and sought after music labels in the world.
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Industry Partnerships

As an MI student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our PARTNERS PAGE.

Career Development at MI

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Artist & Career Services (ACS) is an extensive resource center designed to offer students and alumni active professional & personal development to succeed in today’s competitive entertainment industry.

 

ACS provides help in career development like resume building, workshops, industry mentors, discounted gear, internships and more.
“What can I do with a degree in Electronic Music Production?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in electronic music have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for mastery in any opportunities that arise in electronic music, like:

• Music Producer

• Sound Designer

• Recording Artist

• Beat Maker

• Musician

• Live Performer

• Remix Artist

• Sound Engineer

Alumni Success Stories

Christoffer Johansson

Christoffer Johansson is part of a successful DJ duo, Panorama Blvd, with fellow MI DJ graduate, Niko Lindhe.


“MI has given us the knowledge and pushed us in the right direction – now it’s up to us to walk the great road to success.”

Grammys

MI has had many alumni, faculty, and students honored with Grammy Award wins and over 75+ nominations throughout the years, and every year, more of the MI community gets closer to achieving music’s highest honor.

Faculty

Joe “Computo” Caputo

LMFAO / Zedd / Flying Lotus / Duran Duran / Cliff Martinez

Brian Markman

Ableton Live Certified Trainer

Mark “Blakkat” Bell

Chaka Khan / New Order / Jamiroquai / A Tribe Called Quest / Paul Oakenfold

Marc Barrite
(Dave Aju)
Sonar Festival / Owner of Elbow Grease music label

Facilities

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs housing the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason

Access to Independent Artist Studios

Fully Equppied 24/7 Practice Facilities

Fully Outfitted Venue and Dub Stage

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Don’t let finances get in the way of your dreams. MI has a range of scholarships available for incoming students of all kinds. 

Scholarships available to EMP students include:

MI Development Scholarship

Musicians Institute offers the MI Development Scholarship to newly enrolling students in order to encourage the educational development of musicians and music industry professionals.

International Musicians Merit Scholarship

Musicians Institute has created the International Musicians Merit Scholarship specifically to assist advanced musicians from outside the United States with their educational development.

For more information on financial aid opportunities, including scholarships,
please visit our FINANCIAL AID page.

International Students

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world. The International Student Office is dedicated to making the transition from each student’s home country to MI’s Hollywood campus as smooth and easy as possible.

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Can’t make it to Hollywood? You can enroll in our Electronic Music Production program from anywhere in the world through MI Online!

Ready to start your
Electronic Music Production journey?

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!
For more information on the admissions process, please visit our ADMISSIONS page.

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