MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

i 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.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

EMP-107/207 – Track Building 1 & 2

EMP-111/211 – Sound Design w/ Ableton Live 1 & 2

AUDIO-016 – Beat Making & Maschine

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

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

CERTIFICATE – 2 Quarters, 30 Credits

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks in Length

i 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, DJing, 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.
CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

EMP-107/207 – Track Building 1 & 2

EMP-111/211 – Sound Design w/ Ableton Live 1 & 2

AUDIO-016 – Beat Making & Maschine

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

 

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

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

CERTIFICATE – 2 Quarters, 30 Credits

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks in Length

i The MI Difference

i 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.

FULLY IMMERSIVE CURRICULUM

Online EMP students will receive guidance by our Ableton Certified Trainers in producing and remixing music in Ableton Live Suite and the Push 2 controller. They will also have access to private DJ lessons, along with other DJing classes including Serato and Set Building.

Hollywood Location

Our 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.

Partnerships

As an MIO 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. Check out our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page for more.

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.
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.
  • Private DJ lessons, and other DJing classes including Serato and Set Building.
  • 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.
Hollywood Location

Our 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.

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 ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

i Facilities

i Facilities

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Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs housing the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason.
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Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs housing the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason.
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Access to Independent Artist Program studios.
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Access to Independent Artist Program studios.
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Fully-equipped 24/7 practice facilities.
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Fully-equipped 24/7 practice facilities.
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Fully outfitted venue and dub stage.
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Fully outfitted venue and dub stage.

i Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i Alumni Success Stories

i Alumni Success Stories

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

CHRISTOFFER JOHANSSON /

Part of succesful DJ duo, Panorama Blvd, with fellow MI DJ graduate, Niko Lindhe

DJ PROGRAM

“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.”

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.

i CAREER OPTIONS

i CAREER OPTIONS

“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

A music producer writes, arranges and produces music for other musicians (including vocalists, bands, etc)

> SOUND DESIGNER

A sound designer is a technical/creative artist who composes, edits, and controls audio in various interactive media. Some examples of sound design work include designing synth patches, sample packs, ambiance and foley sounds.

> RECORDING ARTIST & PERFORMER

As a recording artist and performer, you produce and release music you composed.

> REMIX ARTIST

Remix artists find their expertise in altering and remixing pre-existing audio into a new original piece of music. Remixes can be created of original songs to better fit different formats (radio, club, genre).

> AUDIO ENGINEERING

An audio engineer (also known as a sound engineer or recording engineer) produces a recording or a live performance. They specialize in the technical aspects of recording live audio, such as mixing, post-production and mastering.

“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

A music producer writes, arranges and produces music for other musicians (including vocalists, bands, etc)

> SOUND DESIGNER

A sound designer is a technical/creative artist who composes, edits, and controls audio in various interactive media. Some examples of sound design work include designing synth patches, sample packs, ambiance and foley sounds.

> RECORDING ARTIST & PERFORMER

As a recording artist and performer, you produce and release music you composed.

>REMIX ARTIST

Remix artists find their expertise in altering and remixing pre-existing audio into a new original piece of music. Remixes can be created of original songs to better fit different formats (radio, club, genre).

> AUDIO ENGINEER

An audio engineer (also known as a sound engineer or recording engineer) produces a recording or a live performance. They specialize in the technical aspects of recording live audio, such as mixing, post-production and mastering.

i CAREER development

i CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Artist & Career Services

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.

INTERNSHIPS

The ACS Internship Program provides MI students with real-world experience in the music industry through internships in music-related companies. Students in the Music Business Program are required to complete an internship, while Common Course and Audio Engineering majors are able to sign up to be interviewed and considered for the elective program.

INTERNSHIPS

The ACS Internship Program provides MI students with real-world experience in the music industry through internships in music-related companies. Students in the Music Business Program are required to complete an internship, while Common Course and Audio Engineering majors are able to sign up to be interviewed and considered for the elective program.

i SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

i FINANCIAL AID

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 Electronic Music Production students include:
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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.

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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.

Ready to start your Electronic Music Production journey?

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!

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!

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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!

i UPCOMING EVENTS

i upcoming events

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter, and
different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

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