Music Production, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
5 months
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The Music Production Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music. 

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You will begin by developing your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer. Next, you will learn the technical aspects of music production, including how sound is translated into audio signals, recording techniques, and effects such as reverb, delay, and compression. 

By taking the Music Production Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee, you will also learn how to use the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools, to create professional recordings. Finally, you will apply the knowledge and tools you gained in a culminating 4-week Capstone where you will complete a project beginning at the pre-production stage through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages. 

What you will learn:

  • Identify and use reference tracks to establish a vision for your production
  • Use the Production Check-List to run an efficient and well-organized recording session
  • Edit your tracks while using your reference tracks and emotional and dynamic timelines to realize your vision for your production
  • Evaluate your mix by crtically listening to it on different sound systems (ear buds, in the car, sound system, computer, etc.)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Art of Music Production
  • The Technology of Music Production
  • Pro Tools Basics
  • Music Production Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this specialization. 

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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