The Media Music Composer program at the musicube academy covers a wide range of topics based on well-established content. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows the decision regarding a professional emphasis (sound design, music production, or audio engineering) to be made at a later time after learning more about each field. The year-long Media Music program lays the technical and musical foundations for a career as a music producer, jazz/rock/pop composer, sound mixer, audio engineer, and sound designer.
The Media Music Composer program can also be pursued as a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in the fields of music production, jazz/rock/pop music production, audio engineering, and sound design.
Music production and sound synthesis
Fundamentals of music composition
Fundamentals of acoustics and audio engineering
General music studies / jazz and pop harmony
1. Music production and sound synthesis
Midi in Pro Tools
2. Fundamentals of music composition
Sheet music (Big Band)
3. Fundamentals of acoustics and audio engineering
Sound propagation in the air
Acoustic pressure level
Sound propagation in a room
Signal flow levels
Pro Tools level 1 mixing
Pro Tools level 1 mastering
4. General music studies / jazz and pop harmony
Circle of fifths
Added tone chords / altered chords
Forms and cycles
Roman numeral analysis
Harmonic forms: gospel
Harmonic forms: rock
Harmonic forms: funk
Harmonic forms: jazz
Triads and inversions
Diatonic music dictation
Media Music Producer 2022 / 2023
Sep. 28, 2022
Sep. 27, 2023
Workshops in groups of 4-6 with 1-2 instructors
Self-guided individual studies
The admissions criteria for acceptance into the Media Music Composer program are relatively low compared to the other programs. It is not the aim of this course of study to work with polished musicians and audio technicians. However, this makes the basic qualifications for jobs in these fields that much more important. These include ambition, the ability to work as part of a team, staying power, a high degree of motivation for the subjects of music and sound, and of course an interest in visual media.
This program is for young people who know that music is going to play a central role in their careers but might need a little more time to get their bearings in the field. In the meantime, they can learn the basics of the branch and lay the groundwork for their future careers.
General knowledge of computers (Mac OS / PC)
Technical experience in the audio field
Musical experience (especially with an instrument)
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