Music production as a profession of the future

Duration of undergraduate academic studies: 4 years (8 semesters)

ECTS credits: 240

Upon completion you receive: diploma in communications – music production

Number of students in the class: 30

Music producer is a person who has all the power when it comes to creating the music scene, following the global developments in the music industry and influencing the music trends in a society.

Thanks to his knowledge, a music producer is competent for independent work in the production of music, as well as other audio formats, as well as for analyzing and creating the contemporary uses of sound in audio-visual works, as well as the media, and able to independently recognize, create and launch music content.

The Music Communications module at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts applies a blend of the theory of modern technologies and the practice, introducing the student into the world of music and sound through historical, technological and applied, creative aspects of sound in all its forms.

This is your chance to step into the world of music as an art in its own, as well as one of the key ingredients of film, TV, radio, video games, festivals, concerts, events and other media and art projects.

FCA has created a program where you will learn how to record, design and post-produce music of all genres, from classical music, through jazz and rock, to commercial and electronic music.

Whom is the Music Communications department intended for?

If music is an integral part of your life, you have your own band or you play/sing for your own personal pleasure, follow music festival, the scene and the music news, enjoy DJing, collect music, have music education or simply like to listen to music, then the Music Communications department is the right choice for you.

Faculty of Contemporary Arts provides a broad range of knowledge and skills, educating specialists whose knowledge and abilities meet the requirements of the contemporary music and media scene, as well as future professions including editors in charge of music, music producers, music associates, authors of applied music, sound recordists, sound designers, music festival and event producers, managers of bands and music stars, publishers, authors of radio and TV shows, and, depending on talent, possible applied composers of different genres of music.

Great dedication of experienced professors, proven professionals with rich practical experience as well as time-tested teachers, lets the students master the theoretical and practical knowledge in sound and music production, and prepare for independent creative activities.

Preparation for entrance exam

At the Faculty of Contemporary Arts you can prepare for the entrance examination free of charge to ensure that your talent shines in the best light at the exam itself. You have at your disposal an unlimited number of consultations with the teachers; make the most of them. Don’t miss the opportunity to receive expert advice and guidance from artists renowned in their field.

Entrance exam

General knowledge test and essay on a given subject.

Duration: 1 day, 2 school periods

Petar Stanojlović
Petar
Stanojlović
Aleksandra Paladin
Aleksandra
Paladin
Miloš Babić
Miloš
Babić
Ivan Lalić
Ivan
Lalić
Silvana Grujić
Silvana
Grujić
Nebojša Dugalić
Nebojša
Dugalić
Zoran Branković
Zoran
Branković
Vasil Hadžimanov
Vasil
Hadžimanov
Davor Bosankić
Davor
Bosankić
Dušica Filipović
Dušica
Filipović
Tijana Popović
Tijana
Popović
Ljubinko Goridić
Ljubinko
Goridić
Zdravko Maljković
Zdravko
Maljković
Anita Todorović
Anita
Todorović
Milan Popović
Milan
Popović
Andrea Ratković
Andrea
Ratković
Ilija Babić
Ilija
Babić
Maja Vukadinović
Maja
Vukadinović
Nenad Ilić
Nenad
Ilić
Aleksandra Đorđević
Aleksandra
Đorđević
Gojko Despotović
Gojko
Despotović
Irina Tomić
Irina
Tomić
Sofija Perović
Sofija
Perović
Velimir Dedić
Velimir
Dedić
Jasmina Vuksanović
Jasmina
Vuksanović
Danijela Vasilijević
Danijela
Vasilijević
Angelina Milosavljević
Angelina
Milosavljević
Kristinka Selaković
Kristinka
Selaković
Uroš Dojčinović
Uroš
Dojčinović
Žana Bojović
Žana
Bojović

Conceive, record, design, produce, launch your sound 

The Music Communications study program encompasses subjects and courses from different areas such as history of music, sound recording and design, sound postproduction, applied composition, music in film, theater, radio, media; organization and production of music events, projects and audio-visual spectacles, as well as communicology subjects necessary in order to acquire the skills for work in music industry and work in collectives. Also, certain subject familiarize the students with relevant IT areas, which are more than desirable for today’s creation and use of sound.

Through studying this module you will learn to analyze and create music content for dramatic and audio-visual formats, to write and select music for a film, series, play, ad; to perceive global trends and apply them at the local level in order to receive global attention and popularity.

You will learn how to conceive, record, design, post-produce and launch your own music.

You will be ready to organize and produce a festival and a concert of your music idol.

You will be able to perceive the trends in the music industry, the potentials of a certain genre or author, to profile their music and present it to the market.

This is your chance to create the music scene and enrich the music industry!

Create the image of sound

Nowadays, content creation is closely related to the new media, i.e. innovative information technology.
The contemporary media practices have become a widely accepted phenomenon, opening the door to creating innovative content.

Studies at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts provides work with the most advanced technology and programs and ensure that the entire project, from preproduction to postproduction, is realized in accordance with the global standards.
Faculty of Contemporary Arts offers the direct application of the acquired knowledge and skills at the first educational television – eduTV, where you will be able to turn your creativity into action.

eduTV is the first educational television in the entire region. Its twelve channels constitute a generator of knowledge from the areas of marketing, design, business, IT.
The great experience of the professionals who work there will provide you with the right environment for managing a successful production.

Early on, you will become familiar with the full equipment required for shooting, such as professional cameras, lighting, different kinds of microphones, and the crew involved in the shooting.

Once the material is recorded, your practice continues in postproduction, where you will become familiar with editing and audio and video processing of the recorded material through cutting-edge technology.

PRACTICE IN STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSIC STUDIO

In elaborately equipped music studio created to meet the global standards, you will be able to work with the most advanced digital technology and apply your knowledge in practice.

You will become familiar with the functioning of every element necessary in order to create a sound recording. You will learn how to use the devices for recording instruments and vocals, as well as sound postproduction software.

Besides the music studio, where you will experience the process of recording sound for TV shows, radio dramas, other media content, ads, jingles, at eduTV you will also learn how to record sound for audio-visual content, as well as song is recorded outside the studio, in the field/exterior.

How to become a successful music producer?

The teaching at Music Communications takes places through lectures, exercises, colloquiums, tests and individual seminary projects, with the emphasis on practical activities..

The study program encompasses 42 exams, 32 mandatory and 10 elective from a list of 20 elective subjects. All subjects at this study program last one semester.

Students’ activities are monitored and assessed using the point (credit) system.

The subjects are divided into mandatory and elective, which allows professional development in the area of production that interests you the most.

What next?

Upon the completion of your studies, you can work as:

  • sound designer;
  • sound recordist;
  • music event producer;
  • music editor;
  • music producer;
  • manager in the music industry;
  • performer and promoter of your own music;
  • music associate.

Depending on the choice of future profession, your working hours can be flexible. The job of a content creator is dynamic, creative and full of challenges; it requires communication skills, diligence and continuous work which, combined with formal education, leads to success.

The number of students in the class has been determined bearing in mind the need to ensure that equal attention can be given to each student through individual work and consultations.

Additional course packages for communication experts of the 21st century

Besides the contemporary knowledge and skills you are sure to acquire during your studies at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts, you can also choose, completely free of charge, packages of additional courses, thereby enriching your competencies. Additional course package includes the Personal Development Program and 4 additional courses, which you chose according to your department and your own preferences.

Through courses included in the Personal Development Program, you can master a number of business skills, and in addition to that, as a student at the Applied Media and Content Creation department, you can select some of the courses that are sure to provide an upgrade to your competencies as a musical producer.

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