Online Course in Performing Arts

Best Online Courses in Performing Arts 2018

Performing Arts

A course is typically a short program designed to teach students about a specific topic. Courses are generally a year or less in length and usually don’t require a degree as a prerequisite.

What is an online course in performing arts? A performing arts course can cover many different areas, such as music, acting, dance, instruments or art. Students interested in dance may study ballet, jazz or tap. Those interested in music and instruments may study piano, composition, voice, theory or guitar. Acting students may study the theater or opera. Other courses in a program may include band studies, film, choirs and improvisation. Typically, a student will choose a specific course in their preferred area of performing arts because most courses only focus on one topic.

Completing a course can enable a student to fine tune their skills in their chosen area of performing arts. Students may be able to gain connections within the industry and secure jobs through a course.

Program costs may vary. This may depend on the specific area of study, along with the chosen school. The most accurate cost estimate can be obtained by a student at the school he or she has chosen to attend.

After completing a course, a student may choose to enter into the performing arts field or advance his or her education in a degree program. Possible career options include those on television, in the theater, on film, on television or through independent productions. Students may be able to start a career in acting, dancing, music composition, vocal performance in arenas such as the theater, a band or choir. Many students may complete a course to enhance their existing skills and enable them to secure an agent or agency to help them find employment.

If you want to work in an area of the performing arts, taking a course in the subject area can be a great way to enhance your skills and help you get your foot in the door of this very competitive industry. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Pro Tools Producer Online Program

Pyramind
Online 4 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This two-class program is packed with information on the industry standard multi-tracking DAW, Pro Tools. Whether you want to go work in a recording studio, or record your own music our Pro Tools Producer Online will get you going. [+]

Two Online Courses, 8 Hours of Mentorship, 4 Month Program

This two-class program is packed with information on the industry standard multi-tracking DAW, Pro Tools. Whether you want to go work in a recording studio, or record your own music our Pro Tools Producer Online will get you going.

This program will provide all the necessary foundational skills to create and manage sessions efficiently, record and edit audio and MIDI, understand the basics of signal flow and effects processing, navigate all of Pro Tools’ windows, editing audio and automation, and export your finished mixes. Learn about sends, returns, and plug-ins, quantizing MIDI and audio, working with Avid Elastic Audio and much more.... [-]


Logic Pro X Producer Online Program

Pyramind
Online 9 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

If you’ve ever looked up Logic tutorials on the web, chances are you’ve already ‘met’ your instructor for the majority of our Logic courses – Dave Earl, a.k.a. sflogicninja. Through this nine-month Program, you will be prepared for the Logic certification, learn the functions and features of Logic, grasp advanced music production techniques, and be able to mix and master your tracks. You’ll also learn synthesis and sound design from synth-guru David 7 Skies (Anjunabeats), giving you an arsenal of production chops to carry with you on your musical journey. [+]

Four Online Courses, 18 Hours of Mentorship, 9 Month Program

If you’ve ever looked up Logic tutorials on the web, chances are you’ve already ‘met’ your instructor for the majority of our Logic courses – Dave Earl, a.k.a. sflogicninja. Through this nine-month Program, you will be prepared for the Logic certification, learn the functions and features of Logic, grasp advanced music production techniques, and be able to mix and master your tracks. You’ll also learn synthesis and sound design from synth-guru David 7 Skies (Anjunabeats), giving you an arsenal of production chops to carry with you on your musical journey.

Monthly start dates Save 13% off the price of the individual course prices The Synthesis and Sound Design course will help you craft your unique sonic identity as an artist and producer using the built-in synths in Logic Schedule your one-on-one mentorship sessions when it works for you Work on original music projects throughout the program and receive direct feedback in your private mentorship sessions Apply what you learn and become able to produce tracks in any genre of electronic music including house, dubstep, future bass, trance, downtempo and beyond 18 one-on-one sessions with Pyramind Mentors included in the price Payment plans available for U.S. applicants Special discounts with our industry partners Classes & Schedule: ... [-]

Ableton Live Producer Online Program

Pyramind
Online 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

This six-class program gives you the full experience of producing in Ableton Live. In one year you will master the built-in instruments and functionality of Live. You'll also learn Music Theory, Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering in dedicated courses. Multi-layered learning includes our own exclusive video lessons, easy-to-read text materials and 30 hours of private tutoring with a Pyramind Mentor or Ableton Certified Trainer. [+]

Six Online Courses, 30 Hours of Mentorship, 12 Month Program

This six-class program gives you the full experience of producing in Ableton Live. In one year you will master the built-in instruments and functionality of Live. You'll also learn Music Theory, Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering in dedicated courses. Multi-layered learning includes our own exclusive video lessons, easy-to-read text materials and 30 hours of private tutoring with a Pyramind Mentor or Ableton Certified Trainer.

You can enroll today, classes start every month.

Other benefits include: 30 one-on-one sessions with Pyramind Mentors and Ableton Certified Trainers included in the price Schedule your mentorship sessions when it works for you Save over 16% off the prices of the individual courses Academic discount pricing on Ableton Live 9 Payment plans available for U.S. applicants Special discounts with EDU partners Classes & Schedule: ... [-]

Electronic Music Producer Program Online

Pyramind
Online 12 months Open Enrollment USA USA Online

Ten Online Courses, 46 Hours of Mentorship, 12 Month Program [+]

Ten Online Courses, 46 Hours of Mentorship, 12 Month Program Monthly start dates Nearly 20% discount compared to the individual course prices Heavy emphasis on Ableton Live with 6 dedicated classes Includes courses on audio fundamentals, music theory, songwriting and arranging Sound design courses in both Ableton Live and Native Instruments help you craft your unique sonic identity as an artist and producer Schedule your one-on-one mentorship sessions when it works for you with our Pyramind Mentors and Ableton Certified Trainers Work on original music projects throughout the program and receive direct feedback in your private mentorship sessions Apply what you learn and become able to produce tracks in any genre of electronic music including house, dubstep, future bass, trance, downtempo and beyond 46 one-on-one sessions with Pyramind Mentors and Ableton Certified Trainers included in the price Academic discount pricing on Ableton Live 9 Payment plans available for U.S. applicants Special discounts with our industry partners Classes & Schedule: ... [-]

Music Producer Course

Campus SEAS
Online Full time 300 hours September 2018 Spain Zaragoza

The Music Production Course you will learn how to create and produce a song from scratch. You will discover the processes that take place during production and you will learn the audio and MIDI editing tricks, as well as the main techniques of mixing and mastering, all through the analysis and study of virtual instruments, plugins, or sequencers of Audio and MIDI like Logic Pro X, Ableton Live or Cubase. [+]

The Music Production Course you will learn how to create and produce a song from scratch. You will discover the processes that take place during production and you will learn the audio and MIDI editing tricks, as well as the main techniques of mixing and mastering, all through the analysis and study of virtual instruments, plugins, or sequencers of Audio and MIDI like Logic Pro X, Ableton Live or Cubase.

The music production course, including a Yamaha Interface and the Cubase AI license, also gives you the opportunity to include the song that you will perform as a final work in a professional LP.

* The benefits of the LP will be for social purposes.

GOALS

With this course you will learn to:... [-]


Course : From Ink to Sound: Decoding Musical Manuscripts

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Travel through the history of musical notation and learn how to decode medieval music manuscripts [+]

Broaden your understanding of musical notation in the past few centuries

Music is all around us: we listen to it while we are on our way to work, when preparing lunch or even while showering. Most people know that music has its own script – the notation. But seldom are they aware of the long tradition of this notation system.

In this course, we’ll travel back in time and explore musical notations from the Middle Ages. We will show you how to decode and transcribe early notational systems. And we will discuss the challenges and principles of music notation, referring to semiotic approaches and visual theory.

What topics will you cover?

Music manuscripts and notations and their evolution through history.... [-]


Course : Fundamentals of Music Theory

Coursera
Online Part time 6 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony. [+]

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony.

This course covers the fundamentals of Western music theory, from the absolute basics to some more advanced concepts and, as such, is the perfect course for beginners and more experienced musicians alike.

Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs Rhythm and Form Harmony 1: Functional Harmony Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences Final Exam [-]

Course From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course. [+]

Would you like to know more about what musicians do in rehearsals and performances?

Would you like to learn different techniques for listening to and understanding music?

This free online course provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what professional musicians do with the notation that these contain. You’ll learn how to connect the notation you see with the music you hear, from short familiar melodies to a full orchestral score.

Focussing on works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Mahler, we’ll introduce you to a pianist, a small chamber group and a conductor who will explain how they create memorable performances from the notes on the page.... [-]


Course in Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Understand UK music copyright law and how it applies to you as a creator, producer, marketer, distributor or licensee of music. [+]

Explore UK music copyright law and how it can benefit musicians

This online course introduces you to the key aspects of UK music copyright law.

It answers questions such as: what is protected by copyright and what is not? In what circumstances can you reuse copyrighted material without permission or payment? How do collecting societies work? And how can you make money as a musician through licensing deals, self publishing or giving your music away?

Real-life musicians share their experiences throughout the course, offering advice on dealing with copyright, being copied by other artists and avoiding accidentally falling into a copy trap.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: Introduction to UK copyright law (including: What does copyright protect? What does it not protect? How long does copyright protection last? What are some exceptions that allow limited use without seeking permission from copyright owners?; What is unlawful copying or copyright infringement (including real life experiences of musicians talking about their own non-specialist understanding of copyright law); Case study: breaking down different types of ‘copyright works’ in a single song which attract their own different type of copyright.... [-]


Electronic Music (online)

Microfusa
Online Full time Part time 6 months Open Enrollment Spain Spain Online + 1 more

The course of Electronic Music in online mode, has the same subjects taught in the classroom course, except for the practices. This course is based on Ableton Live and Reason, as standard audio work programs. [+]

Description

The course of Electronic music In online mode, has the same subjects taught in the classroom course, except for the practices. This course is based on Ableton Live and Reason, as standard audio work programs.

During the course we will familiarize ourselves with all the tools, to work in depth within the environment of Electronic Music Production. Digital audio (mixing and editing), loop loops, drum machine programming, virtual instruments, synthesizers and special effects.

It explains in an exhaustive way the essential tools in a good production, used for the generation of sounds; Synthesizers and samplers. We will also learn the necessary aspects about the technical process of mixing in a virtual environment, with the aim of achieving the best final quality in the sound balance of a good production.... [-]


Course in Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’. [+]

This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.

Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness and expression. You will be invited to explore your own response to this unique approach to training and will share these responses with your fellow learners.

What topics will you cover? Meyerhold and the Russian Revolution: why biomechanics was invented and why he felt it was necessary Exploring ‘the Slap’ through biomechanical training exercises known as études Meyerhold in action: working safely by preparing using warm up techniques ‘The Slap’ in action: techniques for the ‘shake and shake’, ‘slap and taking aim’, and ‘the slap and return to neutral’ Production of a video, image or prose demonstrating actions from the études What will you achieve? Explore and discuss events in Russia during the first half of the 20th century to help understand the development of Russian theatre, and the lives of Meyerhold and his contemporaries. Assess your understanding of biomechanics and the études. Reflect on the week’s learning by contributing to the discussion regarding moving in a biomechanical manner. Perform the biomechanics and études warm up activities. Explore the three components of ‘the Slap’. Develop your physical experience of moving biomechanically. Investigate historical examples of writing, still images and moving images and consider... [-]

Course to Learn to Code Electronic Music Tools with Javascript

FutureLearn
Online Part time November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

In this course you will build a range of electronic music tools using the Javascript language and the Web Audio API. You will be shown line by line how to program interactive synthesizers, drum machines and even algorithmic music systems that can generate music automatically.

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In this course, you will build a range of electronic music tools using the Javascript language and the Web Audio API. You will be shown line by line how to program interactive synthesizers, drum machines and even algorithmic music systems that can generate music automatically. You will also be shown how to develop user interfaces with knobs, sliders and other elements. The music software and user interfaces you make will run in any web browser that supports the Web Audio API, including Safari iOS and Chrome on Android. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

implement sound synthesis using the Web Audio API build a drum machine that can play back drum samples in rhythmic patterns describe the key components of computer music software design user interfaces that allow non-coders to use your electronic music software use algorithmic music techniques to generate music automatically using probability and rules [-]

Online Course: Introduction to Music Composition for the Screen

Australian Film Television and Radio School
Online Full time 10 weeks September 2018 Australia Australia Online Sydney + 1 more

This 10-week, online course provides anyone with a little musical creativity and a music software program the tools to adapt their skills to creating music for the screen. Screen music composer and AFTRS Graduate Matt McGowen will help you use your creative skills to compose a two-minute piece of music and learn how to integrate it with a piece of film. [+]

This fascinating online course provides anyone with a little musical creativity and a music software program the tools to adapt their skills to creating music for the screen.

The rapid increase in worldwide content creation including film, short film, documentary, corporate video, web series, television series and television commercials is providing an unprecedented opportunity for composers/creators of music to earn an income from their musical works.

You'll study examples by the greatest film composers of all time John Williams (Star Wars), Ennio Morricone (Django Unchained), Hans Zimmer (Inception), Thomas Newman (American Beauty) and many more, to find out how it's done by the masters and how you can apply their techniques to your own original score.... [-]


Music Production Course

CPA Online
Online Full time Part time 300 hours September 2018 Spain Zaragoza + 1 more

If you love music, explodes your creative side and produce your own music. With the music production course that we offer in CPA Online, you will learn to produce songs both electroacoustic or electronic character with a sufficient level of quality to compete in record market. [+]

Music Production Course

If you love music, explodes your creative side and produce your own music. With the music production course that we offer in CPA Online, you will learn to produce songs both electroacoustic or electronic character with a sufficient level of quality to compete in record market. You'll discover the tricks and the main audio editing techniques. Meet and you will work with virtual instruments (VSTi), editarás AUDIO MIDI files and will modify and you will create and LOOPS.

In CPA Online we provide quality training that allows you to work as a music producer on producers, distributors or television. And ... If you finish the course successfully and music production your final work meets the mandatory requirements established by Chocolat Soul Records label, have the ability to include your song on a digital EP * under this label, giving your work in the best electronic music stores worldwide (Traxsource, Junodownload and iTunes among others).... [-]


Pro Tools Course

CPA Online
Online Full time Part time 350 hours September 2018 Spain Zaragoza + 1 more

A must to become music producer working in recording studios requirement is to manage Pro Tools, the main production platform and sound and fundamental tool for composers and producers. [+]

Pro Tools Course

A must to become music producer working in recording studios requirement is to manage Pro Tools, the main production platform and sound and fundamental tool for composers and producers. With Pro Tools course that we offer in CPA Online You can carry out the entire process of production from MIDI programming, to mixing and mastering.

During the course of pro tools, you go always assimilating all the theory while you realize practical examples that allow you to consolidate your knowledge. Know approach projects from pre-production, reference recordings and know the different techniques of editing, mixing, compression and EQ.

Our methodology is based on very explanatory tutorials like those used in the Berkley, a training system worldwide reference system. It combines theoretical and practical knowledge and Specialize in music production with pro tools course. You'll be prepared to work in recording studios. A profession with a future at your fingertips!... [-]