FULL COURSE in Music Production

from PASSION TO PRODUCTION

FROM PASSION TO PRODUCTION

Welcome to the page about our flagship education program, the Full Course. Since 2015, hundreds of students have successfully followed the Full Course at MPA. With an incredible variety of musical styles, many of our former students have since then made a name for themselves in their respectable music scene. This course grants you the knowledge for a lifetime in a one year program, providing you with all the missing puzzle pieces for you to pursue all your musical ambitions.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Full Course is a comprehensive and all-encompassing music production course in Rotterdam (or online) that is designed to elevate your music production skills. It provides an in-depth understanding of all the key aspects necessary to create original music and develop your distinctive style.

The course is structured into four main modules for you to follow, which cover Introduction and Basics, Music Theory and Production Techniques, Sound Processing and Synthesis, and Recording and Mixing. Upon completing the course, you will be awarded a certificate by the Music Production Academy as a testament to your accomplishment and music production expertise. This certification will attest to your proficiency in music production and open up new avenues for you to pursue your passion.

Furthermore, the program features community events that enable you to expand your network and learn from other artists. These events offer a platform for collaborating with others and inspiring each other to grow as music producers. Additionally, the course is designed to eliminate any technical barriers in music production, allowing you to unleash your creative potential fully.

If you are already producing and finishing tracks, you can check out the Full Course Pro.

 

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INTRODUCTION AND BASICS

The objective of this section of the course is to establish your fundamental understanding of music theory and create a strong framework for your music production. Additionally, the module delves into various digital audio workstations (DAWs), such as Ableton, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, or Studio One, to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of their functionalities.

The module covers essential topics such as the workings of a DAW, the functions of soundcards, how to initiate a music project, and setting up a home studio. Furthermore, this music production course takes into account your personal objectives and formulates individualized goals that align with your unique learning journey. The objective is to maximize the value of the music production course and enable you to achieve the desired outcome.

MUSIC THEORY AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

This module delves into the fundamental principles of music theory and its application in music production. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles governing melodies, harmony, and rhythm, in addition to acquiring techniques for creating a wide range of musical styles. 

Mastery of these concepts and techniques is crucial in establishing a strong foundation for you to develop and hone your creative voice, culminating in the emergence of a unique style and artistic expression unique to you.

SOUND PROCESSING AND SYNTHESIS

Upon completing the second stage, you are now ready to delve into advanced sound design techniques and utilize various tools to create and manipulate sounds. The course provides an in-depth understanding of synthesizer assembly and empowers you to design your unique sounds without relying on pre-sets.

This part of the course delves into the technical aspects of music production, covering sound processing, synthesis, and dynamics. The modules cover an array of critical topics such as filtering, EQ, reverb, delay, overtones, and synthesis. The course also explores the art of compression and side-chain compression techniques and their application to different sounds.

RECORDING AND MIXING

This part of the course focuses on the hands-on aspects of music production, including recording techniques and mixing. You will acquire the skills necessary to record and mix a diverse range of instruments and vocals, culminating in the creation of a professional-sounding mix.

As part of the course, you will receive guidance on how to leverage your newly acquired skills and create impactful projects. This guidance includes counseling sessions in which the final project is the primary focus. You will then conclude the Full Course with a final exam and assessment, culminating in a diverse portfolio and diploma that attest to your experience, knowledge, and skills.

The Full Course at MPA is really great. The lessons are well organized and you learn a lot. The teachers also know what they are talking about and have enough knowledge and experience. The masterclasses that are held are very nice to attend, this is an extra connection to the knowledge you have gained and you gain insight into how other artists work. I therefore advise anyone who wants to follow a course in this direction to definitely take the Full Course at MPA.

Justin Tetenburg ┃Full Course Graduate

If you want to really learn to produce music then this is an excellent education. Very good professional teachers and well-equipped studios. I studied the Full Course last year and graduated a few weeks ago. I learned composition, mixing, and mastering during this year. Besides good education, there is a strong community of friendly teachers and students. It’s a great place to network and share ideas with others. Also, MPA is located in Rotterdam Center in a buzzing neighborhood, and very is accessible public transport.

Ronald Wall ┃Full Course Graduate

 If you want to learn how to produce, this is the place to be!  I developed both my skills as a producer and myself here. You will be taught by people who know their business and in addition, great masterclasses will be given from which you will learn a lot and through which you will meet new people with whom you can connect. My time at MPA has been very valuable to me and I will definitely be there.People know each other, there is a relaxed vibe and you will be helped where necessary.

Alvaro Caraballo ┃Full Course Graduate

ABOUT THE LESSONS

In the Full Course, you will follow one class a week of three hours. These classes are mainly given in the evening hours (19:00 – 22:00) or weekends (afternoons), making this the perfect part time study to follow next to a day job. The lessons are given in both MPA’s classroom as well as in our professionally equipped studios; underlining how the program continually offers the right balance between theory and the practical side.

 

The offered personal guidance is an absolute cornerstone of our Full Course program. With uniquely small classes with a maximum of six students, our experienced teachers are able to offer all the support our students need to learn, develop and perfectionise the art of music production. The Full Course class setting also offers an inspirational environment in which students learn from not just the teacher, but each other as well.

 

All of our teachers are set to a very high standard in both certifications, their artist and teacher experience and understanding the DNA of MPA and more specifically this course. We are proud to have worked with the same teachers for many years, who are still sharing their deep knowledge with new students in the same passion. Meanwhile, several MPA Full Course Graduates have also found their way in front of the classroom, proving how within these walls students can truly become the teacher.

STAGES OF THE COURSE

INTRODUCTION AND BASICS

The objective of this section of the course is to establish your fundamental understanding of music theory and create a strong framework for your music production. Additionally, the module delves into various digital audio workstations (DAWs), such as Ableton, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, or Studio One, to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of their functionalities.

The module covers essential topics such as the workings of a DAW, the functions of soundcards, how to initiate a music project, and setting up a home studio. Furthermore, this music production course takes into account your personal objectives and formulates individualized goals that align with your unique learning journey. The objective is to maximize the value of the music production course and enable you to achieve the desired outcome.

MUSIC THEORY AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

This module delves into the fundamental principles of music theory and its application in music production. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles governing melodies, harmony, and rhythm, in addition to acquiring techniques for creating a wide range of musical styles. 

Mastery of these concepts and techniques is crucial in establishing a strong foundation for you to develop and hone your creative voice, culminating in the emergence of a unique style and artistic expression unique to you.

SOUND PROCESSING AND SYNTHESIS

Upon completing the second stage, you are now ready to delve into advanced sound design techniques and utilize various tools to create and manipulate sounds. The course provides an in-depth understanding of synthesizer assembly and empowers you to design your unique sounds without relying on pre-sets.

This part of the course delves into the technical aspects of music production, covering sound processing, synthesis, and dynamics. The modules cover an array of critical topics such as filtering, EQ, reverb, delay, overtones, and synthesis. The course also explores the art of compression and side-chain compression techniques and their application to different sounds.

RECORDING, MIXING & MASTERING

This part of the course focuses on the hands-on aspects of music production, including recording techniques and mixing. You will acquire the skills necessary to record and mix a diverse range of instruments and vocals, culminating in the creation of a professional-sounding mix.

As part of the course, you will receive guidance on how to leverage your newly acquired skills and create impactful projects. This guidance includes counseling sessions in which the final project is the primary focus. You will then conclude the Full Course with a final exam and assessment, culminating in a diverse portfolio and diploma that attest to your experience, knowledge, and skills.

 

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COURSE TEACHERS

NEAR EARTH OBJECT

MYSTIC PULSE

KLANKARBEIT

VYPES

NACHTWAKER

ADDITIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

STUDENT EXTRA’S

FULL COURSE PRIVATE OR ONLINE

Besides the 40 classes, you will receive several extra’s as a Full Course student. Including free studio time throughout the school year, free access to all of our events including guest workshops & masterclasses as well as discounts on software and hardware.

It is also possible to follow the Full Course through private lessons. You can use the same student extras as regular students of the Full Course. Furthermore, you can also do the music production course online. Whether it is the distance or the pandemic, we will still offer high-quality lessons. You may contact us for further information regarding the online lessons and more, via contact form below. 

DAYS AND TIMES OF CLASSES

The classes are most often in the evening from 19:00 – 22:00, so that those of you attending school and those who are occupied with work responsibilities during the day could join this course. However, we also have other time-slots. This course is also available during weekday mornings or afternoons or even during the weekend; please inform us with the day and time that best fits your schedule and we will do our best to adjust accordingly. 

STUDY LOAD

Before the start of each Full Course, we offer everyone the opportunity to visit MPA and meet the teachers during our Open House in Rotterdam. Also, a personal and non-binding intake with the teacher of your choice is possible throughout the year. Finally, there is the option of registering for a free trial lesson. Feel free to contact us and make an appointment.

FORMAL INFORMATION

As an official Ableton certified and CRKBO certified training institute, we not only meet specific requirements but also strive to disseminate them as well as possible on a daily basis. The general terms and conditions that apply when registering for a course can be found at the bottom of this page. You can find here how we handle complaints.

OPEN HOUSE, INTAKES & TRIAL LESSONS

Before the start of each Full Course, we offer everyone the opportunity to visit MPA and meet the teacher team during our Open House. Also, a personal and non-binding intake with your teacher of your choice is possible throughout the year. Finally, there is the option of doing a trial lesson with a discount. Please contact us to make an appointment here.

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