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Artistic Diploma in Music Production

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 completing the practical course at Microfusa which gives access to the third year (Top-up course) at Solent University.

This course explores music production from its 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. Prepare yourself professionally to work in an environment that facilitates the development of musical projects, working with record labels and live event producers, as well as the design of advertising campaigns and online distribution strategies including social media. Our Diploma also offers the official accreditation offered by software manufacturer, including; Ableton Live

Another important aspect is the incorporation of English classes taught by a native teacher and music producer, which helps prepare possible college entrance exams and to expand the technical language.

* See the University degrees section to consult the degrees (BA Hons - BSc Hons) agreed with Solent University in Southampton (United Kingdom).

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Syllabus

  • Electronic Music production. Digital audio workstations. Programming, recording, and processing MIDI. introduction to virtual instruments and effects. Physics of sound. Using synthesizers and samplers in music production and sound design. Psychoacoustics. Equalizers and filters, dynamics processors, delay and reverberation units, and other effect units. The mix. Processing and automation in the mix
  • Music theory I. Rhythmic values, Tempo, time signature, structure, and staff. Drums, patterns, and additional rhythmic values. Repeat signs, dynamic, and articulation markings. Musical intervals. Major and minor scales and key signatures.How to find major and minor tonalities from a key signature. Triad chords and inversions in major and minor scales. Melodic decoration. Contrapunctual motion. Tetrachord and inversions in the major scale. Harmonic analysis. Harmonic functions and cadences in the major scale. Harmonic rhythm I.
  • Software.Official software accreditations including; Ableton Live
  • Music History. Current musical trends. Both independent and alternative artists and bands. Music of the 21st century. The era of rock and pop (1950-2000). Blues, Jazz, classical music, 20th-century avant-garde, and electroacoustic. The film, video games, and music. History of musical production.
  • Spanish I.
  • Projects. In each subject, various projects are developed, either individually or in groups, aimed at putting into 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.
  • Music Business. Composition, recording, and legal framework. Publishing and the recording industry. Collection societies. Revenue Stream. Legal framework 2. Managers and booking agencies. Booker functions. The promoter. Legal framework III. Merchandising. Types of events. Project management tools. The contemporary live performance industry. Awards ceremonies. Digital distribution. Legal framework IV. Marketing. Streaming platforms. Communication agencies. The stages of an artist’s development. Marketing psychology. Music industry: audiovisual business. Censorship in music. Evolution in market control. Communication.
  • Live Performance. Planning and preparation of live performances with electronic tools. Physical devices and software platforms. Connection of equipment. The stage for live performance. Technical and logistical specifications. Electronic instruments. DJ set. Controllers and software for mixing. Vinyl’s, CDJs, and physical mixes. DJ psychology.
  • Music theory II. Minor scales. Chords, functions of the degrees, cadences, and harmonic analysis in the minor scale. Other chords. Modal interchange. Harmonic analysis with modal Interchange chords. The Greek Modes. Degrees in greek modes. Musical compositions using greek modes. Analysis of songs written using the greek modes. Voicings. Secondary dominants. Reharmonizing. Modulation. Other scales.
  • 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:
  • 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 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) – 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 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; [email protected]
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.
 
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; [email protected]
Option: Fractioned payments, without domiciling
  • Reservation of place in course 1: 300€
  • 1st Payment 4: 2.100€ due by the 15th of September 2022
  • 2nd payment 5: 2.100€ due by the 15th of December 2022
  • 3rd payment 6: 2.100€ due by the 15th of March 2023
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.
5. The deadline to make the second payment is the 15th of December 2022.
6. The deadline to make the third payment is the 15th of March  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; [email protected]

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 completing the practical course at Microfusa which gives access to the third year (Top-up course) at Solent University.

This course explores music production from its 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. Prepare yourself professionally to work in an environment that facilitates the development of musical projects, working with record labels and live event producers, as well as the design of advertising campaigns and online distribution strategies including social media. Our Diploma also offers the official accreditation offered by software manufacturer, including; Ableton Live

Another important aspect is the incorporation of English classes taught by a native teacher and music producer, which helps prepare possible college entrance exams and to expand the technical language.

* See the University degrees section to consult the degrees (BA Hons - BSc Hons) agreed with Solent University in Southampton (United Kingdom).

REQUEST YOUR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT, HERE!

More Information
RequisitosAcademic
  • 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
  • Electronic Music production. Digital audio workstations. Programming, recording, and processing MIDI. introduction to virtual instruments and effects. Physics of sound. Using synthesizers and samplers in music production and sound design. Psychoacoustics. Equalizers and filters, dynamics processors, delay and reverberation units, and other effect units. The mix. Processing and automation in the mix
  • Music theory I. Rhythmic values, Tempo, time signature, structure, and staff. Drums, patterns, and additional rhythmic values. Repeat signs, dynamic, and articulation markings. Musical intervals. Major and minor scales and key signatures.How to find major and minor tonalities from a key signature. Triad chords and inversions in major and minor scales. Melodic decoration. Contrapunctual motion. Tetrachord and inversions in the major scale. Harmonic analysis. Harmonic functions and cadences in the major scale. Harmonic rhythm I.
  • Software.Official software accreditations including; Ableton Live
  • Music History. Current musical trends. Both independent and alternative artists and bands. Music of the 21st century. The era of rock and pop (1950-2000). Blues, Jazz, classical music, 20th-century avant-garde, and electroacoustic. The film, video games, and music. History of musical production.
  • Spanish I.
  • Projects. In each subject, various projects are developed, either individually or in groups, aimed at putting into 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.
  • Music Business. Composition, recording, and legal framework. Publishing and the recording industry. Collection societies. Revenue Stream. Legal framework 2. Managers and booking agencies. Booker functions. The promoter. Legal framework III. Merchandising. Types of events. Project management tools. The contemporary live performance industry. Awards ceremonies. Digital distribution. Legal framework IV. Marketing. Streaming platforms. Communication agencies. The stages of an artist’s development. Marketing psychology. Music industry: audiovisual business. Censorship in music. Evolution in market control. Communication.
  • Live Performance. Planning and preparation of live performances with electronic tools. Physical devices and software platforms. Connection of equipment. The stage for live performance. Technical and logistical specifications. Electronic instruments. DJ set. Controllers and software for mixing. Vinyl’s, CDJs, and physical mixes. DJ psychology.
  • Music theory II. Minor scales. Chords, functions of the degrees, cadences, and harmonic analysis in the minor scale. Other chords. Modal interchange. Harmonic analysis with modal Interchange chords. The Greek Modes. Degrees in greek modes. Musical compositions using greek modes. Analysis of songs written using the greek modes. Voicings. Secondary dominants. Reharmonizing. Modulation. Other scales.
  • 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:
  • 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 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) – 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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