Electronic Music Production Fundamentals
Online Certificate Course

In this beginners music production course, you will learn Ableton Live, and record and edit audio to create your own sound style.

Electronic Music Production, NIMBUS School of Recording & Media

Program Outline

Learn How to Make Beats

Music production courses for beginners have never been more accessible. Thus, electronic music is now truly in the hands of the creator. For instance, what once took large pieces of equipment and studio space to create, we now produce on our laptops and phones. From EDM to D&B, you will learn how to make beats using Ableton Live and explore your own style. Mastering these digital tools will help you create that addictive hook or distinct sound. Above all, this Nimbus online certificate course will channel your music obsession and launch you onto a new level.

In essence, this beginner’s level online certificate course will teach the basic concepts of synthesis, vocal processing, mix down and mastering, all from the comfort of your home.

As a result, you will develop the electronic music production skills necessary to to polish your own sound style. Through learning industry standard software such as Ableton Live, you will hone your production know-how. You will also learn about and how to use different musical effects like ARP’s and MIDI.

Take Electronic Music Production to the next Level

Want more from your online certificate course? Once you’ve learned to make your beats, and style your sound, showcase what you’ve learned! Students will be able to create a portfolio, which can be used to apply for further study at Nimbus. Graduates of this program who apply for the Music Production Recording & Business program will receive a tuition credit of $850.

Why Study Recording Arts at Nimbus?

Small class sizes

Hands-on learning

Project-based approach

Intense Instruction = quicker entry into the music industry

our Faculty are industry professionals

Central Location in Beautiful Vancouver

Admission Requirements

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of electronic music production in Ableton Live music software.
  • Explain key concepts of electronic music production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to record and edit audio & MIDI.
  • Create original tracks and make your beats with custom sound design. 

Required Course Materials

  • Hardware: Mac or PC
  • Software: (recommended) Ableton Live 11 or Ableton Live 11 trial version.
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Catch a glimpse of student life in Canada's top music production school

In-class instruction, hands-on learning, and a supportive faculty, makes life at Nimbus both intense and an immensely rewarding music education.

programs start dates


flexible start dates


per intake

Music Production Recording Business

May 1 | Sept 5

Artist Development

MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Audio Engineering Fundamentals

MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Electronic Music Production



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My network of artists, bands, and industry, along with my knowledge in the business, grew exponentially while I was at Nimbus. The staff are all Jedi masters of their crafts, and being around them helped me LEVEL UP to my fullest potential. The instructors really put all their time, talent, passion, and energy into teaching you how to be the best in the biz.”
Racquel Villagante
Electronic Music Production, NIMBUS School of Recording & Media