Certificate in Music Production

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COURSE OVERVIEW

For over 15 years we have provided hands-on training in music production, and our music production students are equipped with skills to do high-quality audio and music production with a professional touch that matches international standards.

Audio production at ESOM goes ultimately beyond just software education and explores the core elements involved in inspiring and shaping your music creations.

With Our professionally developed Curriculum, musicians and creative performers will be able to develop their own unique blend of creation, production, and professional skills, for a music career in the music industry.

This program meets both the needs of beginners, those with basic music production knowledge, and those who have some audio production skills, all at ESOM School of Music are catered for.

Our Music Production programs/courses are offered throughout the year with flexible class schedules which are Primarily based on a one-on-one Scheme (that is Teacher and Student), with the aim of ensuring effective understanding.

Prerequisite

  • Computer literacy is a must.
  • Understanding of how to play the piano keyboard is required.
  • The ability to communicate well in English is required.

Entry Requirements

Audio Production does not have any requirements for enrollment. You don’t have to worry about your educational background.

CORE TOPICS

Beat Making and Audio Recording

Under this topic, we shall teach you the professional way of making beats in different genres (styles) like Afro Beat, Reggae, Dancehall, HipHop, among others. You will also learn the right way of fusing different styles together to come up with a whole new urban style. In addition, to beat making, we shall train you on how professional recording engineers handle the process of recording audio, which consists of recording vocals and live instruments like acoustic guitars, electric guitars, saxophones, drums, and percussions among others.

Song Arrangement

You will be equipped with all the necessary details on how a good song is meant to be organized to flow well. The organization contains sessions like buildup of verses, chorus, bridge, interludes, breaks, song introduction, song climax, among others. This skill ensures that your songs have the capacity to always keep the listener hooked while enjoying your songs.

Mixing

However much you have made a super cool beat, recorded the best vocals to it in the most professional way, and arranged everything perfectly, you will need to blend those sounds to come up with a great unified sound that is pleasant to the ears of the listener. That is the essence of mixing. Esom School of Music employs the best instructors that will lecture you on the international way of mixing music and all kinds of audio.

Mastering

After all the above is done well, the last stage of it all is mastering; this is a stage at which as a trained mastering engineer you ensure the song sounds good on various playback systems. For example: in the car, on the phone, on a home stereo system, on the radio among others. You will surely attain modern skills of mastering audio and music to compete commercially on the international market in terms of loudness, tonal balance, stereo image, and much more.

In their own words, students describe how helpful it was for them to come and learn at Esom School of Music

Graduates from Esom’s Music Production program, such as Nase Avatar, Blaise, Bless Touch, David Prince, Mesh Pan, and Jaxo, have shared their experiences both while at Esom and after graduation.

Madder Kays and David Prince, two of our Music Production instructors, highlight how beneficial it is to come to Esom School of Music and learn about music production.

Instructor Mozey B demonstrates how to create Hip pop track at one of Esom’s four Music Production Studios.

KEY DETAILS

Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sun
Software Logic Pro X
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Record Producer
  • Audio Production Instructor
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Audio Director
  • TV Producer
  • Sound Proofing & Acoustic Treatment
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Radio broadcast engineer
  • Record Label Manager
  • Sound Editor
FEES

Private Tuition Per Term UGX 792,000
Group Tuition Per Term UGX 480,000
Group Prod + Piano Per Term UGX 660,000
Short Course UGX 852,000
Computer Basics UGX 120,000 (Duration: 3 Weeks)
Requirements UGX 105,000
Term of Payment: Full payment or 60% of tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash

Frequently Asked Question – Music Production

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED WITH THE MUSIC PRODUCTION COURSE:

Getting started is as simple as ABC. You need only two(2) things to get started with your music production course:
  1. Get registered
  2. Pay at least 60% of the tuition

GETTING REGISTERED:

In order to get started with sound engineering lessons, you need to provide us with your details, come to the school and fill the registration form or register online. In this process, you also need to pay for the requirements.

  • Registration and requirements: 85,000 Ugx
  • After paying the requirements, you need to pay at least 60% of the tuition which is,
    1. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Private: 560,200 Ugx
    2. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Group: 373,000 Ugx

PAYMENT MODES:

Payments can be made using any of the options below:

  • Cash or cheque at the school reception
  • Airtel Money: 0700132588 (Esom School of Music), MTN mobile money: 0781227712 (Daniel Innocent Kyega)
  • Centenary Bank: Account name: (Eternity Source of Music Ltd) Account No. 2510301781

Requirements:

  1. Admission Fee: 20,000 Ugx
  2. Development Fee (Per term): 20,000 Ugx
  3. Practical theory book: 20,000 Ugx
  4. Library Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  5. ID Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  6. Assignment Book (Per term): 5,000 Ugx
  7. Total Requirements: 105,000 Ugx

Tuition Per Term:

  • Private: (One on one) : 792,000 Ugx
  • Group: 480,000 Ugx
Private one on one music production students are enrolled throughout the year. Meaning you can enroll anytime you are ready to get started. However, for group lessons, we only have two intakes. First Intake:          February Second Intake:    August Wondering what is the difference between group and private lessons? Click the link below: Difference between group and private music production lessons.
The music production course lasts for one year, which is divided into three (3) terms and each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
No. Lessons are conducted once a week. However, music production students get one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. Note that one is free to practice from home, provided they have the necessary equipment for practice.
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students get affordable accommodation around the school at an average cost of UGX 300,000 per term. Note: Meals are not included in the amount paid for accommodation.
A music production graduate can be employed in one of the following: 1. Recording Studios 2. Live sound events (Live recording) 3. Radio stations 4. Can start their own studio
Yes. ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the ministry of education and sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number mac/0586

Yes, practical computer knowledge is required for the Sound Engineering Program.

However at ESOM, we have the computer package that is intended solely for students who do not have any prior computer experience but wish to enroll in the sound engineering program, which requires computer proficiency.

Yes, basic skills on a piano or keyboard is required for admission to a music production program.

The fundamentals of piano or keyboard would be as follows:

  • The ability to determine the key of a song on a piano keyboard.
  • The ability to recognize and distinguish chord progressions.
  • The ability to perform melodies

The keyboard or piano package, on the other hand, is specifically designed for students who do not have any prior piano or keyboard expertise but wish to enroll in the music production program, which requires keyboard proficiency; this package is available only through ESOM.

Students at Esom thoroughly love delving further into the digital audio workstation.

Student utilizing new tools for music production software that they were not aware of before to enrolling in Esom’s music production program.

The lessons we create at Esom are tailored to each student’s specific genre interests.

Logic Pro x is a music production program that you will learn how to utilize while attending Esom.

When you attend Esom, you will acquire many useful tips and tricks, and your music producing abilities will improve significantly.

At Esom, we have amazing instructors that make learning a fun and rewarding experience.

GRADUATION
Esom Graduation

During this time of preparation for the third graduation ceremony, we would like to remind the general public that we held the first graduation event, which had over 40 graduates from a variety of courses, and that the number of graduates increased exponentially to more than 70 graduates at the second graduating ceremony.

Fortunately, over 200 graduates are expected to get their certificates from the Esom School of Music on February 26, 2022, at a ceremony that will take place at the school.

The Esom School of Music strongly invites you to enroll in Audio Production in February of this year. Fill out the intake form as soon as possible to ensure your seat at the 4th graduation ceremony.

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Expert Instructors

MADDER KAYZ

Lessu by Radio and Wesel, Going on by Jackie and Chameleon, and Wale Wale are some of the songs that Ssuna Allan, better known as Madder Kayz, is known for producing. He is a Ugandan record producer, audio engineer, record exectutive, and entrepreneur, and currently working in the music industry.

NASE AVATAR

Otim Allan Olum, better known by his name as Nase Avatar, is a MTN Uganda Award-winning record producer who was named Best Hip Hop Producer in 2017 and 2019. He is a professional mixing engineer who also teaches music production and works as a TV panelist.

DAVID PRINCE

Record producer, audio engineer, record label manager, sound proofing and sound treatment engineer, and instructor. David Prince has worked in the music industry for over a decade.

Harley Paplain

I my self musically am talented but didn’t know that until I joined esom school of music where they shape me well as per now am taking am now a star in Northern Uganda am now a professional music producer and video 🏆 producer so esom is the best music School ever all over East Africa join the Esom now for the betterment of your future Dreams.Thanks

Harley Paplain / Video Production Student
Sean Ash

My experience at ESOM gave me a true experience of the production process, all the staff were eager to ensure that the tutoring was of the highest quality possible

Sean Ash / Audio Production Student
Damian Smilez

For the best music experience in Uganda, I recommend ESOM School of Music. Thank you Esom I really appreciate the Audio production platform you've put up for us producers.

Damian Smilez / Audio Production Student
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