Barcelona
2 years

Artistic Diploma in Music Production

Precio primer año €6,375

Description

The Artistic Diploma in Music Production consists of a two-year professional training, proposed by Microfusa. At the end of which it is possible to complete a university degree (BA Hons)* in England, by entering the third year at one of our partner universities.

This course explores music production from a more creative and artistic perspective. Build and promote your musical career by creating your own musical repertoires, with computer tools, preparing and organizing performances through teamwork, and ultimately managing comprehensively with all music business-related aspects of the industry.

MicroFusa is the most complete music production and sound training center in Spain, with over 30 years of experience, our center has up to seven fully equipped computer rooms with individual workstations based on the reliability of Apple systems, all with standard production software of the music industry (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Native Instruments, Arturia, Waves, etc.) and MIDI controllers (Launchkey, Launchpad, Ableton Push, etc), nine professional recording studios, with both analog and digital equipment- mixing-consoles (SSL, Midas, Yamaha, Neumann, Shure, Blue, Avalon, TLA, etc), as well as the latest technology, synthesizers, for electronic music production (Moog, Pioneer, Novation, Roland, Korg, etc).

Get ready to make your musical projects a reality, from the composition of a repertoire to live performance and the promotion of your artistic career. In our facilities, you will be able to produce your songs, rehearse your live performances and work in our record label and live events production company, participating in the design of advertising campaigns and virtual distribution strategies.

* See the University degrees section to consult the degrees (BA Hons - BSc Hons).

REQUEST YOUR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT, HERE!

Syllabus

In the first year, the knowledge and skills you acquire are oriented towards the use of digital technology for music creation in virtual and home studio environments, combined with contact with small-format recording studios. The objective is to acquire the necessary autonomy in the management of musical projects, both from a creative and technical point of view. The subjects taught are the following.
  • Music production and composition.
  • Musical theory.
  • Production software. Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
  • Music History.
  • Spanish I.
  • Projects; In each subject, various projects are developed, either individually or in groups, aimed at putting in practice lessons learned in each area. These projects will constitute the digital portfolio of each student.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

The second-year focuses on the development of your artistic career from two different approaches: on the one hand the preparation and live performance of your repertoire and on the other the management and promotion of your musical career. To this end, you will become familiar with live technology and the basics of the DJ session, rehearsing and performing via streaming and optionally at festivals organised by the different centres throughout the year. In addition, and in order to learn about the tasks and roles in the music industry, you will have real internships for the MF Records label and the events production company MF Events, both belonging to the microFusa group. The second-year concludes with the completion of a personal project in which you will have to put into practice the skills acquired with the expert guidance of a mentor from the centre. The selection of subjects taught is as follows:
  • The music industry and practices mF Records / mF Events.
  • Live Performance & DJ.
  • Music theory II.
  • Spanish II.
  • Final Project of the diploma. An individual project that summarizes the two years of the diploma and that integrates the creation of a repertoire, its live interpretation, and the artistic management of the said project.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students to self-study and practice concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Requirements

Academic
  • Recommended, Baccalaureate or equivalent A-levels studies. Students with inferior studies must organize an interview with the school director 
  • Successful completion of the 2-year diploma gives access to the third university year (top up course) in England, at Solent University.

In order to be able to access said university and in so doing attain a University Degree the access requirements are; Baccalaureate (any modality), English language level IELTS certification with the cutoff score of 6 in speaking and writing. Lastly, not to forget the successful completion of all the Diploma subjects, in accordance with Microfusas requirements. All of these requirements must be met when registering at the university.


Materials
  • The centre provides all the necessary materials for the course, as well as the availability of recording studios for the course studies and to work on projects, practice, and study.

Schedules

The Artistic Diploma in music production has the following available schedules:
  • Afternoon schedule: 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 16:00 pm to 22:00 pm, one day per week

The Artistic Diploma in music production is made up of approximately 2.000 hours distributed between theoretical classes, practices, assisted projects, self-study, and personal practices. The weekly classes are undertaken in the following way:
  • Production/Live performance – 6h/weekly
  • Specific software (Ableton Live and Logic Pro) – 3h/weekly
  • Music history / Music Business industry - 3h/weekly
  • Music theory - 3h/weekly
  • Spanish - 3h/weekly

Observations;
  • Maximum number of places available: 24
  • Applications are treated on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • This course requires a minimum of 8 students
The methodology used in the course is based on a blended learning format, incorporating activities that evolve in our classrooms and recording studios, supported by our virtual campus. Said activities include collaborative practices, magisterial classes, discussion forums and group projects among others. The course content is available online, accessible 24 hours, on any electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet and mobile). The debate forums will stimulate critical thinking/analysis along with the exchange of ideas. The practices and projects objective is, learning by doing, and working in teams with other students. This is all closely overseen and led by our highly specialized educators, all of whom have extensive experience in the field.

Payment method

Option: Full payment upfront
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st year (single payment) 3: 6.075€
The total amount for the 1st year with full payment upfront = 6.375€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2021 / 2022.

The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.

For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.

Option: Fractioned payments, domiciling it through a Spanish bank account 2
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 3: 1.420€
  • 8 instalments: 611€ (November to June)
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 6.608€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
2. To access the financing service the following is imperative: Spanish bank account information. TIN interest rate of 5%, 5,11% TAE. The payments will be debited directly by the bank or cashier by the 5th of each month, except the first payment that will be done by a one-off transfer or in cash.
3. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is the 15th of September 2022 / 2023.

The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.

For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.

Option: Fractioned payments, without domiciling
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 4: 2.100€ due by the 15th of September 2021
  • 2nd payment 5: 2.100€ due by the 15th of December 2021
  • 3rd payment 6: 2.100€ due by the 15th of March 2022
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 6.600€
Observations
1. The deposit for the reservation of your place in the course is non-refundable. past 14 days after the course is contracted.
4. The deadline to make the first payment is the 15th of September 2022 / 2023.
5. The deadline to make the second payment is the 15th of December 2022 / 2023.
6. The deadline to make the third payment is the 15th of March  2023 / 2024.

The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus, as well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses. The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt.

For more information, please contact admissions; escuela@microfusa.com.

The Artistic Diploma in Music Production consists of a two-year professional training, proposed by Microfusa. At the end of which it is possible to complete a university degree (BA Hons)* in England, by entering the third year at one of our partner universities.

This course explores music production from a more creative and artistic perspective. Build and promote your musical career by creating your own musical repertoires, with computer tools, preparing and organizing performances through teamwork, and ultimately managing comprehensively with all music business-related aspects of the industry.

MicroFusa is the most complete music production and sound training center in Spain, with over 30 years of experience, our center has up to seven fully equipped computer rooms with individual workstations based on the reliability of Apple systems, all with standard production software of the music industry (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Native Instruments, Arturia, Waves, etc.) and MIDI controllers (Launchkey, Launchpad, Ableton Push, etc), nine professional recording studios, with both analog and digital equipment- mixing-consoles (SSL, Midas, Yamaha, Neumann, Shure, Blue, Avalon, TLA, etc), as well as the latest technology, synthesizers, for electronic music production (Moog, Pioneer, Novation, Roland, Korg, etc).

Get ready to make your musical projects a reality, from the composition of a repertoire to live performance and the promotion of your artistic career. In our facilities, you will be able to produce your songs, rehearse your live performances and work in our record label and live events production company, participating in the design of advertising campaigns and virtual distribution strategies.

* See the University degrees section to consult the degrees (BA Hons - BSc Hons).

REQUEST YOUR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT, HERE!

More Information
Requisitos Academic
  • Recommended, Baccalaureate or equivalent A-levels studies. Students with inferior studies must organize an interview with the school director 
  • Successful completion of the 2-year diploma gives access to the third university year (top up course) in England, at Solent University.

In order to be able to access said university and in so doing attain a University Degree the access requirements are; Baccalaureate (any modality), English language level IELTS certification with the cutoff score of 6 in speaking and writing. Lastly, not to forget the successful completion of all the Diploma subjects, in accordance with Microfusas requirements. All of these requirements must be met when registering at the university.


Materials
  • The centre provides all the necessary materials for the course, as well as the availability of recording studios for the course studies and to work on projects, practice, and study.
Temario
In the first year, the knowledge and skills you acquire are oriented towards the use of digital technology for music creation in virtual and home studio environments, combined with contact with small-format recording studios. The objective is to acquire the necessary autonomy in the management of musical projects, both from a creative and technical point of view. The subjects taught are the following.
  • Music production and composition.
  • Musical theory.
  • Production software. Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
  • Music History.
  • Spanish I.
  • Projects; In each subject, various projects are developed, either individually or in groups, aimed at putting in practice lessons learned in each area. These projects will constitute the digital portfolio of each student.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

The second-year focuses on the development of your artistic career from two different approaches: on the one hand the preparation and live performance of your repertoire and on the other the management and promotion of your musical career. To this end, you will become familiar with live technology and the basics of the DJ session, rehearsing and performing via streaming and optionally at festivals organised by the different centres throughout the year. In addition, and in order to learn about the tasks and roles in the music industry, you will have real internships for the MF Records label and the events production company MF Events, both belonging to the microFusa group. The second-year concludes with the completion of a personal project in which you will have to put into practice the skills acquired with the expert guidance of a mentor from the centre. The selection of subjects taught is as follows:
  • The music industry and practices mF Records / mF Events.
  • Live Performance & DJ.
  • Music theory II.
  • Spanish II.
  • Final Project of the diploma. An individual project that summarizes the two years of the diploma and that integrates the creation of a repertoire, its live interpretation, and the artistic management of the said project.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students to self-study and practice concepts and complete course assignments. The spaces offered are allocated according to the course requirements and development.

*Microfusa reserves the right to modify the program, always in accordance with the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.

Horario
The Artistic Diploma in music production has the following available schedules:
  • Afternoon schedule: 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 16:00 pm to 22:00 pm, one day per week

The Artistic Diploma in music production is made up of approximately 2.000 hours distributed between theoretical classes, practices, assisted projects, self-study, and personal practices. The weekly classes are undertaken in the following way:
  • Production/Live performance – 6h/weekly
  • Specific software (Ableton Live and Logic Pro) – 3h/weekly
  • Music history / Music Business industry - 3h/weekly
  • Music theory - 3h/weekly
  • Spanish - 3h/weekly

Observations;
  • Maximum number of places available: 24
  • Applications are treated on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • This course requires a minimum of 8 students
The methodology used in the course is based on a blended learning format, incorporating activities that evolve in our classrooms and recording studios, supported by our virtual campus. Said activities include collaborative practices, magisterial classes, discussion forums and group projects among others. The course content is available online, accessible 24 hours, on any electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet and mobile). The debate forums will stimulate critical thinking/analysis along with the exchange of ideas. The practices and projects objective is, learning by doing, and working in teams with other students. This is all closely overseen and led by our highly specialized educators, all of whom have extensive experience in the field.
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