UCSD – Media Arts Center Audio Classes



New Summer Workshops with UCSD Music
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Register for Beatmaking

Register for Film Composing

Register for Podcasting



Session 1: July 11-Aug 3

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-1:30pm

Session 2: Aug 8-31

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Session 3: Sept 5-28

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Program description:

Interested in doing music production for hip hop, EDM, and other pop music? The first thing you’ll need is a solid beat! UCSD is bringing a beatmaking class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab to teach an introductory course on the world of digital music production. The program is open to students 13+ and will include a $300 stipend for the 4 week course. No previous experience necessary and space is limited.

Film Composing

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm

Session 1: July 10-Aug1

Session 2: Aug 7-Aug 29

Session 3: Sept 4- Sept 26

Program description:

Are you an emerging filmmaker who wants to learn how to fit music to your work? UCSD is teaching a film composition class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab. The program is for experienced filmmakers ready for a new skill set, but is open to anyone 13+. Participants will learn beginning and more advanced techniques for creating and setting music to film with experienced composers. No musical background necessary, and participation is free!


Saturdays 2-6 pm

Session 1: July 15-Aug 5

Session 2: Aug 12-Sept 2

Session 3: Sept 9-Sept 30

Program description:

Anyone with a smart phone probably has a podcast that they are looking forward to listening to. Do you have a story? Do you want to learn about perhaps the most pervasive entertainment genre of our time? UCSD is teaching a podcasting class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab. Any community members interested in learning about podcasting are welcome, whether total beginners who want to get started or those with previous experience looking to take their skills to the next level. Participants will learn about strory-boarding, basic recording and editing, setting music to narrative, and more. Applications are open to anyone 13+, but we are happy to work with people of all ages. Walk-in participants are welcome!

LOCATION: City Heights Library IDEA Lab, 3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105