UCLA Extension

Program at a Glance

Independent Music Production Certificate

7 Required Independent Music Production Courses (28 units)

Production & Recording (12 units)

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
MUSC X 441.3 Audio Recording Theory + 4 R O I O
MUSC X 448.6 The Record Production Process: Professional Practices 4 R R
MUSC X 440 Create and Produce Your Own Music Project 4 R I

Select 1 Production Software Course (4 units)

MUSC X 479.12 Introduction to Pro Tools + 4 O O O O
MUSC X 480 Introduction to Logic Pro + 4 O O O O

Required Marketing Courses (8 units)

MUSC X 448.80 Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing 4 R I H(R)
MUSC X 451 Entrepreneurship for the Indie Artist 4 H(R) H(I) R

Select 1 Songwriting Course (4 units)

MUSC X 401.5 Elements of Hit Songwriting 4 I
MUSC X 404.4 Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop 4 I
MUSC X 409.8 Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout 4 R

Select 2 Electives (8 units)

Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Music Production, Music Business or Film Scoring. Below is a list of suggested electives. New electives are added regularly.

MUSC X 415.3 Making Your Mark in Music: Stage Performance Secrets 4 R
MUSC X 441.5 Creating Commercial Sounding Masters 4 R
MUSC X 446.2 A&R: Making Music from Acquisition to Release 4 I/R R
MUSC X 447.31 The Insider’s Guide to Music Management 4 R I
MUSC X 448.17 Music Publishing: Law and Business 4 H(R)
MUSC X 448.14B The Art and Craft of Music Mixing 4 R I
MUSC X 448.35 Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business 4 I R
MUSC X 448.81 Music Publishing: A Creative and Business Perspective 4 O I/R
MUSC X 448.86 Touring, Tour Budgeting, and Merchandising 4 R R
MUSC X 449.2 Music Licensing: Turning Talent into Dollars 4 R I
MUSC X 484.31 Music Supervision for Film and Television 4 R I I
MUSC X 499 Music Industry Internship 4 I/R I/R I/R I/R

+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.

Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)