Barcelona
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2 years Barcelona + 1 year Southampton, UK

Bachelor of Science in Popular Music Production.

Precio primer año €300

Description

This Bachelor of Science in Popular Music Production (B.S.c Hons) Degree is a three-year higher education degree that will provide you with the most comprehensive knowledge related to the world of music production.

With this degree, you will master music production environments, starting with those based on your personal computer then progressing to larger format studios, geared towards professional recording, mixing, and mastering. You will also develop your creative skills - through the composition of original musical repertoires - your organisational skills - to manage the schedule of a music production, and its subsequent release and dissemination - and your critical capacity through the analysis of the why and how of popular music production both in the present day and in its historical evolution, whether in its urban, electronic or pop and rock aspects.

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).

The first two years are held at Microfusa's facilities, to continue on to the third year (Level 6) at Solent University, Southampton, England, access is direct. An excellent opportunity to get to know a recognised musical market.

The qualification obtained is double. The Microfusa Technological Diploma in Music Production together with the Bachelor of Science in Popular Music Production (BSc Hons) from Solent University. The Bachelor is a university degree, recognised by the EHEA (European Higher Education Area).

This is an unbeatable opportunity to become a Music Producer.

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

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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 of 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.

During the second year, you will delve deeper into the applications and techniques of sound production by collaborating on real-world artistic projects. This collaboration ranges from participating in the creation of musical arrangements and the artistic direction of performers to making the most appropriate technical decisions during recording, mixing, and mastering. The aim of all this is that you will produce music productions of different trends and in the context of professional recording studios. The second-year concludes with the completion of a personal project in which you will have to put into practice the skills acquired, and with the expert guidance of a mentor from the centre. The selection of subjects taught is as follows:

  • Production techniques.
  • Virtual production environments (Avid Pro Tools).
  • Music theory II.
  • Music Industry.
  • Synthesis.
  • 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 said project.

School workstations and recording studios are available for students for self-study and practice of 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 to the criteria of the Academic Direction of Microfusa and in favor of its improvement and updating.
Level 6 of the B.S.c in Popular Music Production at Solent University
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Major Project
  • Live Project Brief
Optatives:
  • Surround Mixing
  • Live Event Technology
  • Live Sound Technology
  • Experimental Music Production

More information of the third year (Level 6) of the B.S.c in Popular Music Production here. * The management of Solent University reserves the right to change this syllabus.

Requirements

In order to access Solent University, and be able to complete your studies with a Bachelor's degree, the entry requirements are the following:

Academic

  • 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 the Solent University.
  • English language level IELTS certification with the cutoff score of 6 in speaking and writing.

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 Technological Diploma in music production has the following available schedules:
  • Morning schedule: 08:30 am to 14:30 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 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 Technological 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/Sound – 6hours/weekly
  • Specific software. (Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Avid Protools 101 and 110) - 3 hours per week.
  • Music history, music production and music industry - 3 hours per week.
  • Music theory - 3hours /weekly
  • Spanish - 3hours /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€
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 2nd year (single payment) 3: 5.775€
The total amount for both years with full payment up front = 12.450€
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 1st year:
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 3: 1.420€
  • 8 instalments: 611€ (November to June)
2nd year:
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st payment 3: 1.420€
  • 8 instalments: 572€ (November to June)
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.904€
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 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 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, without domiciling 1st year:
  • 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
2nd year:
  • 1st Payment 4: 2.000€ due by the 15th of September 2022
  • 2nd payment 5: 2.000€ due by the 15th of December 2022
  • 3rd payment 6: 2.000€ due by the 15th of March 2023
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.900€
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 2021 / 2022.
5. The deadline to make the second payment is the 15th of December 2021 / 2022.
6. The deadline to make the third payment is the 15th of March  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.

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