N-MPT101: Music Production Technique 101

N-MPT101: Music Production Technique 101


This 12-week Music Production Technique 101 course is designed to impart the necessary theoretical, practical and creative skills required to equip the learner with a resilient skill set which will allow him/her to compose and create original musical works for a variety of application including but not limited to jingles, audi samples and full tracks and soundtracks for audio visual application."

This course can be taken as a credit-bearing module towards one of the qualification courses we present in Music Technology (refer to the entry requirements of the particular course)


No existing knowledge and experience or working on any music DAW is required.

Should you whish to enroll into the course as a credit-bearding module for one of the qualification courses in Music Technology you need to present the neccessary entry requirements as required by the particular course.


   Computer Literacy
   English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.


   A Passion for music.
   Diligence, punctuality and dedication
   An Inquisitive attitude


This course allows a limited number of students per intake to secure maximum contact with the students. Each student will work on a dedicated DAW workstation during the course. Classes consist of practical hand's-on class exercises, demonstrations and assignments.

   A 1-hour theoretical- and 2-hours practical class are scheduled in various timeslots during the week. The exact timeslots for these classes are finilized one week before commencing of the course and will fall between 9:00 and 17:00 during the day.


The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.


The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation Software.

In order to work remotely as well, it is recommended that students obtain their own licenses of the primary software platforms.


Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions.

All enrolled students can book and use the College's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course.

If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Registerd students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.

The course consist of the following topics:

Musical Structure and Analysis
Sound Selection
Sequencing drums
Sequencing strings and pads
Song construction & arrangment
Creating backtracks
Song Recreation
Song Writing & Composition
Sequencing Bass
Sequencing leads
Production Technique Hip Hop
Production Technique Dance
Production Technique Pop
Creative use of effects
Chord Progression

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