Music Production & Audio Engineering
Levels of Study (1 Year Diploma + 2 Years Degree)
Foundation Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering – 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, recording and mixing.
Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering – Students apply their foundational skills and competencies in authentic studio-based production projects while gaining exposure to different aspects of the sound and audio industry. They will develop an understanding of elements of forging a strategy for success in the music industry and map out their own professional/artistic journey.
Students who complete the Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering 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.
Students who successfully complete either the Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering or the Bachelor’s Degrees can take on a wide variety of roles such as audio engineers, music producers, live sound engineers, game sound designers, or artist/performers.
By the end of the Foundation Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering, students will be able to write, arrange and produce simple music tracks in a variety of music styles.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to progress to the Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering and, thereafter, enrol in a Bachelor’s Degree with our partner universities (subject to the university’s entry requirements).
The maximum teacher to student ratio for the course is 1:18. The average class size is 12.
Deputy Programme Manager,
BA (Hons) in Audio Production, 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.
School of Audio Engineering
Bachelor Degree in Audio Engineering & Music Production, 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).
Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering, 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.
Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music / Bachelor Degree in English/French Translation Instituto Superior De LÍnguas e Administração (ISLA)
BA (Hons) in Recording, Having almost two decades of industry experience, Damien specializes in Location Sound Recording, Mixing Audio for Post Production, Sound Design, Music Composition, And Audio Restoration. He’s a passionate guitarist and is well-versed with Waves Sound Design Suite Plugins and Positive Grid Vias Desktop Guitar Amp Emulation. His recent works include recording audio on set, mixing audio and producing sound design for video for Dramas and TVC corporate videos.
BA (Hons) in Music, Specializing in music production, Reuben has produced various acts over the past 3 years, including The Reckless Skies, a pop-punk band in which he is also on vocals and guitar. He is proficient in audio engineering and recording techniques while also well-versed in composing and arranging. Since 2016, his passion for music has led him to being both an assistant music producer at homegrown production house United Records and a music director in his church.
Lasalle College of the Arts
Bachelor of Creative Technology, Cedric Chew graduated from JMC Academy, Melbpurne in 2008 with Bachelor of Creative Technology, majoring in Audio Engineering & Sound Production. As the owner of Inversion Studios, he has over 10 years of experience as mixing & recording engineer, music producer, and performer with some of the country’s top alternative, rock and heavy metal acts, including Wormrot (Earache Records, UK) and A Vacant Affair (UMG).
Chong Yu Lun
Diploma in Film, Sound & Video, 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.
Nge Ann Polytechnic
BA in Mass Communication, 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.
Curtin University of Technology
BA (Hons) in Music, Singaporean producer Cravism has always been immersed in the 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. Since then, he has continued to produce music featuring such artists as Howard Chan, Ffion, Heather Grey, Kiina, Abangsapau, Mary Sue and many more. 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.
Lasalle College of the Arts
Diploma in Film, Sound and Video, Edwin Wijaya is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the music recording and audio-post production industry. Edwin completed a Diploma in Film, Sound and Video in Ngee Ann Polytechnic before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Software Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom in 2005.
Even before his undergraduate studies, Edwin was cutting his teeth at Audioplex Pte Ltd, working with analog tape and digital machines and using Neve and SSL analog boards. Since then he has worked on a range of live and recorded events in many roles including sound designer, foley and surround pre-mix engineer, location sound mixer, vocal recording engineer and many more.
He is an Avid Certified Instructor with deep knowledge and experience in audio software including Pro-tools, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Reaper, Ableton Live, Max among others. He is currently working with IMS Mahajak Pro Audio Pte Ltd and has been involved in the audio system design and installation of Dolby Atmos Certified studios at Mocha Labs and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, NUS.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / Bachelor of Science in Computing and Software Engineering,
Oxford Brookes University
Diploma in Film, Sound and Video, Bryan is a professional Audio Producer and Audio Engineer. He works mostly in audio for advertisements, but he is familiar with music production, sound design, synthesis and music computing. Bryan is motivated, hardworking, and reliable, with a combined 5+ years of local and overseas work experience.
BSc Music Computing, Goldsmiths University of London,
Diploma in Music Production & Audio Engineering, Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music, As an electronic artist and DJ, Shaun specialises in the area electronic music performances from hardware Synthesizers. His love for DJing has lead him to explore the enigmatic world of using Synthesizers to replicate this experience by using drum machines, groove boxes, fx pedals, and analog/modular Synthesizers. He has a penchant to craft original sets and perform them, sometimes incorporating live improvisation to spice it up a little. Part of local underground collective Void Deck Sessions, he goes by the moniker anvbs, and has performed in various underground parties in obscure and unexpected places across the island.
BA Hons in Music, Lasalle College of the Arts, Azurah Jan (AJ) is a passionate educator. She has been consistently learning and improving her musical knowledge to impart to the next generation. Her current projects mainly involves podcasting and audio editing.
Diploma in Sound Engineering, School of Audio Engineering, Gary has been serving in the music & live sound industry in Singapore and abroad for 20 years. His skill set includes music arrangement, session recording, sound engineering, audio mixing, producing, live sound engineering (monitor engineering), backing tracks engineering and band management. He was the film composer for 3 local feature films and has also won numerous awards, the biggest being Asian Television Awards for Best Theme Song for a few Mediacorp Chinese Drama productions.
Graduated from School of Music
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.