Diploma in Music Creation and Production

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Diploma in Music Creation and Production

Map of studies
Diploma in Music Creation and Production

  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • OB – Mandatory
  • FB – Basic training
  • FBC – Common Basic Training
  • FBR – Basic Branch Training
  • PE – External Practices
  • RAC – Credit Recognition
  • TFG – Final Degree Project

Course 1

Introduction to Music Composition

Aspects of composition worked from continuous practice: reinforcement of notation and writing rules, motivic development, contrapuntal principles, form and analysis, bass lines, composition from grooves and rhythmic patterns, harmony applied to composition, notes of embellishment, climax, encryption and improvisation within the framework of a work.

Musical Language, Ear Training and Harmony I

Fundamentals and structure of musical language. Auditory recognition of a wide variety of musical materials and application of listening skills to professional practice. Understanding and exercising the elements that make up the harmonic rules. Graphic notation of musical texts, reading, improvisation and musical recreation.

Musical Genres, Analysis and References

Main genres of modern popular music worked from a strictly musical point of view to acquire the tools and keys of composition linked to them. Attention to the evolution of these genres and innovation, as well as experimentation with new modes of expression.

Musical Performance I: Rhythm Section

Development of coordination, internal tempo, precision and interpretation in real time from a more practical approach than in traditional music theory, serving as an ideal complement to theoretical material, with the aim of acquiring greater control and skill when play an instrument Knowledge of the most popular rhythm section instruments and development of own arrangements/compositions.

Fundamentals and Treatment of Sound

Learning the most important aspects of sound focused on musical productions both in a personal recording studio and in a professional one. Basic Logic, connection and reception of audio signals with microphone jack, sequencing of musical instruments, specific plug-ins, processors and effects, equalization, dynamics, automation and sound planes, editing of instruments and voices, introduction to the mix, and the mastering.
Participation in a real recording, sound and mixing process of your own musical project.

Digital Editing of Notation and Scores

Advanced use of the Sibelius score editor and its possibilities for score notation and editing.

Complementary Piano for Composers

Acquisition of the essential resources to make the piano an auxiliary instrument that allows composing and arranging through the development of tools such as reading, coordination and skill in possible technical problems. Application of basic harmonic and scalistic aspects, recognition of chords and inversions, converting a chord into its expression in American cipher and vice versa, making harmonic links and accompaniment to a melody.

Creation, Management and Direction of Music Projects

Professional projection of a musical project of any style with a direction led personally or led by external professional agents. Branding, booking, staging and digital materials necessary for dissemination and distribution in the music industry.

Creation, Performance and Studio Recording

Composition of musical pieces in groups of no more than 3 members. Each one of the groups creates a musical composition adapted to the instruments that the students themselves can interpret, with the possibility of resorting to external musicians and/or using synthesized sounds, samplers or virtual libraries through midi controllers.
Final concert where the staging and stage attitude take on special relevance, being valued by a face-to-face court that decides which pieces will be recorded in the studio.

Course 2

Music Composition and Arrangements

Application of the tools learned to develop skills in reharmonization, remelody, rhythmic variation, and textual variation of the same piece of music. Approach of two work templates: brass trio and string quartet. All of this under a framework that moves between jazz and classical language that aims to coexist with the main popular genres of the XNUMXth/XNUMXst century.

Musical Language, Ear Training and Harmony II

Development of musical language and auditory recognition of the different types of musical and sound structures, as well as their application to professional practice. Advanced functional and modal harmony.

Sound Space Design for the Stage Environment

Creation laboratory for carrying out interdisciplinary artistic projects where musical creation and production is brought into dialogue with the performing arts. Direction, leadership and production in an artistic project, both in the conceptual part and creative process as well as in aesthetics and technique, from the development of new capacities to know and work with the different expressive tools provided by the arts as a whole, with special emphasis on performing arts.

New Compositional Models

Know the aesthetics, possibilities and tools that contribute to the creation and musical interpretation of the languages, techniques and instruments linked to electronic and electroacoustic music. All this through practice on a sequencer.

Studio Recording and Production

Musical recording, microphone shots, planning and development of the recording, editing, mixing and mastering at an advanced level. Practical theoretical concepts on musical production,
I work on the material recorded in the Production Project of a disc to achieve an optimal and professional level in the final result.

Musical Performance II: Ensembles

Analysis and characteristics of the most popular wind, wood, brass and string instruments. Knowledge and experimentation of the particularities of the instruments through their interpretation and presentation by professionals. Composition, arrangements, interpretation and direction of ensembles created integrating the different instruments.

Business and Career Development

Monographic sessions aimed at offering keys and useful tools for the present and future professional development of students.


Writing letters from already fixed progressions or vice versa. Analysis of typical structures, melodic variations and implementation of other tools to obtain a large amount of written and sound material.
Basic knowledge of the singing voice and practical work on vocal technique applied to songs.

Music Direction and Staging

Deepening of the elements of the live performance/concert to capture the artistic and musical identity of the creator in the staging. Analysis of the physical relationship with the instrument, the artistic direction of the space/stage, the message, the interaction with the public and all those aspects that contribute to liberate on stage and enhance the transmission of his work on stage and in audiovisual materials. used for distribution/dissemination.

Project: Singles Production

Group projects of creation, interpretation and recording of a musical composition in a professional studio. Adaptation of the compositions to the instruments that the students themselves can interpret, with the possibility of using synthesized sounds, samplers or virtual libraries through midi controllers. Ideation of the staging in a multidisciplinary way and of the correct sound system of the show.

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