Electronic Music Production & Sound Design

Overview

Music technology and electronic music production tools empower those who dare to create truly unique sonic works of art. In this course will develop practical knowledge of the tools, techniques and skills necessary to create revolutionary tracks in a wide range of genres. They will develop their own distinctive music styles and be equally adept at producing in the studio and performing live before an audience

Levels of Study (1 Year Diploma + 2 Years Degree)

Orita Sinclair 3 Year Degree Pathway

Foundation Diploma in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design – Students first explore the fundamentals of audio and how sound is produced and transmitted. They will develop both technical and creative skills that lay the groundwork for producing their own tracks.

Diploma in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design – Students apply their foundational skills and competencies to create the loops, beats and samples that form an electronic music track. They will be challenged to experiment with synthesizers to create truly original sounds and become confident in putting up show-stopping live sets.

Students who complete the Diploma in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design after the 1st Year can choose to start working or progress to a Bachelor’s Degree programme in our partner universities.

Bachelor’s Degrees – Students will be able to progress on and select a Bachelor’s Degree programme and graduate within 2 years.

Career Prospects

Students who successfully complete either the Diploma in Electronic Music Production & Sound Design or the Bachelor’s Degrees can take on a wide variety of roles such as audio engineers, music producers, electronic music artists, live sound engineers, DJs, or sound designers.

Course Information

Teaching Faculty

Meet our passionate educators who are all industry practitioners. They are seasoned musicians and trend-setters in the creative field.
Rufus Varghese. Music Faculty.

Rufus Varghese

Programme Manager,
Music Faculty

BA (Hons) in Audio Production,
School of Audio Engineering
As an esteemed Audio Director, Rufus has been credited innumerably for having recorded and produced music for film, Mediacorp television & Radio, Computer games, theatre, in teractive media and various independent artistes. He has been featured in Channel News Asia and Sconisccoop, for his majir involvement with Lion Studios. Mentored by the late British Engineer John Herbert in the art and science of Studio Production, Rufus is regarded for his teaching and supervisory abilities. He graduated with 1st Class Honors in Audio Production from School of Audio Engineering and his research interests are in the areas of sound synthesis/analysis/control/simulation, spectral analysis, small/large environment control room acoustics, audio quality/degradation, multichannel recording/mixing and mastering.

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Vinod Dass

Full-Time Lecturer,
Music Faculty

Bachelor Degree in Audio Engineering & Music Production,
JMC Academy
Vinod has been avid music performer since young, later branching out and specializing in audio engineering. He developed a keen interest in the recording arts and obtained his degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production from JMC Academy in Melbourne, Australia. His skills led him to work on the Sound Design and mixing of short film called “Fixed” which became the official selections of Film Festivals in Melbourne, Iran and Mexico. It was also accepted by the 18th Bicycle Film Festival in New York. Not only restricting himself to the recording aspect of music, his passion for performance and music brought him most recently to Brisbane, Australia to play at the Dead of Winter Festival 2019 as well as being able to open for Multi Major award winner Hariharan when he came to Singapore mid-2019. Other international acts he as opened for include: Immolation (NYC), Venom Inc (UK), The Exploited (UK).

Alexandre Talhinhas. Music Faculty.

Alexandre Talhinhas

Adjunct Lecturer,
Music Faculty

Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering,
Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music / Bachelor Degree in English/French Translation Instituto Superior De LÍnguas e Administração (ISLA)
Alex (DJ Alx) is Music Producer, Musician and Sound Engineer who hails from Portugal and is currently based in Singapore. He graduated from Instituto Superior de Linguas e Administracao with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/French Translation and he has spent the last 20 years honing his music craft. He is, we are proud to say, also a recent graduate of Orita Sinclair’s Diploma in Music Production and Audio Engineering. Alex recently had his collaboration with Masia One featured on Netflix Altered Carbon Season 2 OST and also composed the Ti Tou Tao (Mediacorp Channel 5 Series) theme song alongside Masia One. He is the music Curator for Suka-Suka Sundays, and resident DJ in Sub City Lion City Bass, Kampong Boogie and Ginga! where he invites DJs from Singapore and abroad to share the booth with him at White Label Record. As a musician, Alex was part of Macaco do Chines (guitarist/singer/producer), a band that were pioneered in crossing Hip-Hop, Dubstep and Grime with Portuguese traditional music. He released two critically acclaimed albums and a mixtape. Macacos do Chines toured both nationally and internationally, playing in headline festivals like Rock In Rio and starred in MTV’s Brand New TV concerts. As a DnB producer, he has been working closely and producing for Skalator Music, one of the most refreshing labels coming out of Portugal. His debut single at the end of last year, Babylon Man, got 4/5 in DJ MAG UK.

Chong Yu Lun. Music Faculty.

Chong Yu Lun

Adjunct Lecturer,
Music Faculty

Diploma in Film, Sound & Video,
Nge Ann Polytechnic
Chong Yu Lun and Rachel Toh co-founded Butterworks, a production house, and have accuired more than 10 filmmaking awards through their filmmaking journey. Their short film “Dao Sha Pia” was shared by Prime Minister Le Hsien Loong. Most notably, they built a renowned Youtube channel, Butterworks which has gathered over 270,000 subscribers and over 35 million views, The duo, director and executive producer, are often known for producing heartfelt, tear-jerking video content that connects, relates and touches hearts. their knowledge for creating compelling content has even brought viral success to the branding videos they produced for notable corporate clients such as SMRT, hauling over 900,000 views.

Rachel Toh. Music Faculty.

Rachel Toh

Adjunct Lecturer,
Music Faculty

BA in Mass Communication,
Curtin University of Technology
Chong Yu Lun and Rachel Toh co-founded Butterworks, a production house, and have accuired more than 10 filmmaking awards through their filmmaking journey. Their short film “Dao Sha Pia” was shared by Prime Minister Le Hsien Loong. Most notably, they built a renowned Youtube channel, Butterworks which has gathered over 270,000 subscribers and over 35 million views, The duo, director and executive producer, are often known for producing heartfelt, tear-jerking video content that connects, relates and touches hearts. their knowledge for creating compelling content has even brought viral success to the branding videos they produced for notable corporate clients such as SMRT, hauling over 900,000 views.

Cravis Chang. Music Faculty.

Cravis Chang

Adjunct Lecturer,
Music Faculty

BA (Hons) in Music,
Lasalle College of the Arts
Singaporean producer Cravism has always been immersed in Hip-hop culture. Besides being a professional b-boy, Cravism began playing the piano and trumpet in the early 2000s, which progressed into recording and producing his own music. His music has been featured in Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Milan, moscow, paris, and Seoul for the Adidas Originals Flagship Store has been used by many documentary videos such as The Cuppa Depresso, Elevate the Streets, Dead was the Body and many more. Cravism has also performed around Singapore and the United Kingdom, opening shows for big names such as Slum Village, Cosmo Midnight and others.

Testimonials

"I was able to start my music career as an artist and producer after my graduation from Orita Sinclair's 1-year Diploma Programme."
An Thien Dinh

An Thien Dinh,

Graduated from School of Music

"Orita Sinclair really Pushed my boundaries and let me out of my comfort zone. I'm currently working with BandLab Technologies as a Social Media Specialist"
Hasyir Ibrahim

Hasyir Ibrahim (Shay),

Graduated from School of Music

Frequently Asked Questions

Qualifications for becoming a music producer include a solid understanding of audio, harmony, and songwriting principles. You will also need to be able to operate a Digital Audio Workstation, which you will frequently use to produce music.

There is no specific location for learning music production. You can even learn it on your own and begin producing tracks with the DIgital Audio Workstation. However, if you need assistance, you can enrol in a music production course.

The best music production course provides in-depth approaches to the various components of music. The ideal course should also allow you to practise by creating your tracks.

 

You might want to look into our music production courses, including a Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering, a Diploma in Electronic Music Production and Sound Design, and an Advanced Diploma in Music Production. Enroling in any of these courses should provide you with a thorough understanding of music production, depending on the specific skills you seek.

How to Apply

All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Recruitment Executive or authorised recruitment agents for a pre-course counseling session if they would like to enrol for a course with Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music. The purpose of this session is for us to address the needs of students as an individual, professional and as a student of our institute.

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