Advanced Song Production Seminar

SW-362
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
SW-212, SW-222, and either SW-161, MTEC-214, or CW-191
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus

Becoming a recording artist and knowing one's own sound is a defining skill for the songwriter. Songs need to move people emotionally. In this course, students' productions, favorite recordings, and artistic identity meet. Students produce and receive feedback at every step in the process, from song choice to mix and mastering. This course explores both the obvious and more nuanced attributes in successful song production in a range of popular styles, allowing students to understand what makes a successful track work. Students will pitch their ideas to the class based on existing favorite records and begin production. Using feedback from the class and popular tracks as standards for artistic and musical reference, students will creatively enhance and better understand their own song productions.  

Department: 
SONG
Course chair: 
Bonnie Hayes
Taught By