Electronic Music Production

Modern music production taught by industry professionals and artists for the changing music industry.

Make the music you have always wanted to and become the artist you have always dreamed of becoming.

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Program Information

  • Masters - 10 courses (list of courses)

    • 2-3 semesters

  • Essentials - 3 courses (choose 3)

    • 1 semester

  • Click here to see a typical student schedule

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  • Start Dates: September | January | April

  • Evening Classes - 6:00pm & 8:15pm

  • Tuition - Masters - $12,500 CAD | Essentials - $3750 CAD

Upon completion you will graduate with:

  • A certificate in Electronic Music Production (Masters Program Only)

  • A 2 song EP and an artist EPK (Electronic Press Kit) (Masters Program Only)

  • Attain industry connections that will help guide your career

 

world class facility

The National Music Centre hosts one of the most incredible collections of synthesizers and keyboards/pianos. Along with world class studios with vintage analog equipment, your classrooms are living legends and futuristic playgrounds.


Semester 1 - Foundations - 3 months

Ableton Live Core I - Learn to produce, create, arrange and mix in today's standard for music production.

Music Fundamentals - Learn the building blocks of music - beats, melody and harmony for the modern day producer.

Synthesis - Learn the fundamentals of creating the sounds you love with vintage and modern day hardware and software.

Electronic Music History - Explore the hardware and pioneers who created hundreds of genres of music that we all enjoy today.

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Semester 2 - Creativity - 3 months

Mixing & Mastering - Learn the tools of EQ, compression, panning, level balancing, and basics of mastering your tracks.

Sound Design - Learn to record, create and manipulate audio with modern tools and effects to create your own unique sound.

Ableton Live Core II - Go deeper into creating, arranging, producing and mixing your music.

Keyboard Fundamentals - Learn the basics of keyboard technique, chord voicing and scales.


Semester 3 - Practical - 3 months

Live Performance - Understand how Ableton Live works with hardware and live recording to create an engaging and authentic performance.

Music Business - Today’s music industry is changing constantly and understanding the business side is key to making music a career.

Solo / Group Project - Produce, Record and Mix a 2 track EP in world class studios.

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2 Different EMP Programs

Electronic music production - masters

10 courses + EP Recording
6 - 12 month program
Tuition - $12,500 CAD (Payment Plans Available)

Electronic music production - essentials

3 courses
3 month program
Tuition - $3,750 CAD (Payment Plans Available)



Prerequisites

Students are required to have the following hardware and software prior to beginning the EMP program at Beat Drop:

Computer:
MacBook Pro or PC with the following minimum system requirements:

8GB memory and 256GB HD (512GB HD 16GB Ram recommended).

Native Instruments Komplete 12

Ableton Live 10 Suite (Educational Version can be purchased through Beat Drop at a discount.

Serum (Can be rented for the months it is required).