Electronic Music Production College Programs

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Looking to get into the world of Electronic Music Production? There are plenty of college programs out there that can help you get started! In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best college programs for Electronic Music Production.


The electronic music production college programs listed below are all accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

-Berklee College of Music
-Boston Conservatory
-Brown University
-Columbia University
-Cornell University
-Curtis Institute of Music
-Dartmouth College
-Eastman School of Music
-Emerson College
-Evergreen State College
– Five Colleges, Inc. (UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, Amherst College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College)
– Florida State University
– Harvard University
Indiana University Bloomington
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Juilliard School
Manhattan School of Music
McGill University
Michigan State University

NASM’s Standards for the Accreditation of Music Schools are used to evaluate collegiate music programs in the United States. These standards cover matters such as institutional governance and mission, curricular offerings, faculty credentials and professional development, student admissions and advisement, physical facilities and equipment, financial resources and planning, library and media resources, artistic performances and creative work, scholarly research and publications, professional services rendered by faculty and alumni/ae, student support services such as learning assistance and career counseling, admission to graduate study in music, assessment of student achievement in academic work and in applied studies (including private instruction), graduation rates for undergraduate students seeking a degree in music or a related field such as music education or music therapy.

Types of Programs

There are a few different types of programs you can choose from if you want to pursue a career in electronic music production. You can either get a degree from a college or university, or you can pursue an online program. There are also certification programs available. Each type of program has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

Two-Year Programs

If you want to get started in electronica as soon as possible, a two-year degree program may be for you. Although you won’t earn a bachelor’s degree, you’ll still come out of the program with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career. In most cases, two-year programs are offered at community colleges and technical schools.

Some of the advantages of two-year programs include:

– Shorter duration: Two-year programs can be completed in half the time as four-year programs. This means you can start your career earlier.

– More affordable: Two-year programs are typically less expensive than four-year programs. This is because they’re shorter in duration and often offered at community colleges and technical schools, which have lower tuition rates.

– Hands-on learning: Two-year programs often have a greater focus on hands-on learning than four-year programs. This means you’ll get more experience working with electronic music production software and equipment, which can be beneficial when you start your career.

Four-Year Programs

Most four-year colleges and universities offer electronic music production (EMP) programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. These degrees provide students with a comprehensive education in EMP, including courses in music theory, ear training, recording techniques, and digital audio production. In addition to theirEMP coursework, students in these programs are typically required to complete general education courses in English, math, and the sciences.

Notable Programs

When it comes to learning how to make your own music, there are many college programs to choose from. But which one is best for you? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most notable programs for electronic music production.

The Institute of Production and Recording

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) in Minneapolis, MN offers an AAS degree in Electronic Music Production as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. The BAS degree allows students to specialize in areas such as Music Business, Audio for Visual Media, or Emerging Technologies. IPR’s state-of-the-art facilities include a 5.1 mix room, two live rooms, a Foley/ADR stage, and multiple post-production suites.

Istanbul Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey offers a BA in Music Production and Sound Engineering. The program is four years long and the courses are taught in English. The school’s facilities include four studios, a radio station, and a concert hall.

Salford University in Salford, England offers an MA in Music Production. The program is one year long and is designed for those who want to pursue careers in the music industry. Salford’s facilities include eight studios, two control rooms, and a performance space.

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit college offering degrees in the entertainment studies, located in Hollywood, California. The school’s undergraduate and graduate programs are focused on the aspects of film, video game and music production.


These are the most common types of college programs for electronic music production. Make sure to do your research and find the best program for you and your goals.

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