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About

By taking The DIY Musician Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee, you’ll also work to develop an artist identity, vision, and brand for your music and learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund your music career. 

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Overview

With social media platforms and powerful recording technology at your fingertips, it’s easier now than ever before to create music and share it with your fans. But where do you begin and how do you get started? This The DIY Musician Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee will take you through the process of writing, recording, and producing your own music in order to gain the practical skills you need to record music within ProTools, which is the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation. 

Applied Learning Project

You will write, record, and produce an original song using real instruments, MIDI, and effects such as equalization, compression, and reverb. You will also create a short business plan that will outline your web presence, potential brand partnerships, and a crowdfunding campaign.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics
  • The Art of Music Production
  • Pro Tools Basics
  • Building Your Career in Music: Developing A Brand and Funding Your Music

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • L​earners should have at least minimal experience writing songs and some musical ability.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 5 months.

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Funding

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. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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