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What is Berklee Online?

Berklee Online is the online school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. We are the world’s largest online music school—30,000+ musicians from more than 140 countries have taken our courses—but classes never have more than 20 students per section.

What does Berklee Online offer?

Who is Berklee Online designed for?

Our programs provide lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry. The courses range from beginner to advanced graduate level

What kind of subjects are taught?

Hundreds of study options are available in subjects including songwriting, music production, music business, music theory, guitar, voice, arranging, harmony, ear training, electronic music production, bass, keyboard, drums, contemporary writing, and more.

Do online students receive the benefits of an on-campus Berklee education?

Absolutely! Just like the students studying on Berklee’s campus, Berklee Online students receive instruction from the same world-renowned faculty, guidance from Berklee-trained academic advisors, and the opportunity to walk at Commencement.

Admissions

What is the process to apply for/enroll in a Berklee Online program or course?

Certificate programs and online courses are offered on an open enrollment basis. Simply complete the online enrollment form and provide payment prior to the course start date and you’re ready to go! Degree programs require an application and supporting documentation. See the

Admission Requirements

for more details.

Will I receive a Berklee ID and/or email address?

Berklee Online degree students are eligible to request a Berklee ID. Upon acceptance into the program, degree students are also given a berklee.edu email address.

Courses

Can I take non-credit courses in a certificate?

All courses in a certificate program must be taken for credit.

Can I waive some for-credit courses into a certificate?

Students must enroll in a certificate by paying the $175 certificate registration fee prior to completing the final course in the program. All for-credit courses that have been awarded a passing grade and that align with a certificate program may transfer into that program.

Can I upgrade from a lower-level certificate to a higher-level certificate?

Yes! Berklee Online offers two certificate options:

  1. CHANGE CERTIFICATE: When a student wants to change their lower-level certificate to a higher-level certificate (or vice versa) prior to the completion of the program. There are no additional fees for this option other than the cost of additional courses, and you will only earn one certificate upon completion.
  2. STARTING A NEW CERTIFICATE: When a student wants to earn more than one certificate by having the courses from their lower-level certificate waived into a higher-level certificate. In this case, an additional $175 registration fee is required.

Faculty

Who teaches Berklee Online courses?

Berklee faculty and seasoned professionals teach our courses. Our instructors are recognized experts in their respective fields—they’ve produced and engineered hundreds of artists and numerous award-winning projects, and several of their students have gone on to earn GRAMMY Award nominations.

Financial Aid

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Financial assistance is available for Berklee Online degree programs. This assistance may come from a variety of sources including federal awards, outside scholarships, and private loans.

Federal financial aid is not available for non-degree programs. Non-degree students typically finance their costs out-of-pocket or with a private loan. Review our payment options.

Graduation

What happens if I turn in my graduation application late? Do I still need to apply by December 1 even if I don’t want to walk in the Commencement ceremony?

Because we must coordinate with the Boston campus for Commencement, it is essential that students planning to walk in the ceremony submit their graduation application by 12:00 midnight ET on December 1. If you submit your application late, you will need to wait until the following year to walk.

We ask all students planning to graduate within the current academic year to apply for graduation by December 1, regardless of their plans to participate in Commencement. Late application for students who do not wish to walk will result in processing delays for your academic record and diploma, and your name may not be listed in the ceremony program.

What’s the difference between graduating and walking in Commencement?

Great question! Walking in Commencement and graduating are two separate things.

You can walk in Commencement when you are nine (9) credits or less away from completing your degree requirements by the end of the spring term. Please note: Berklee Online degree students are not required to walk in Commencement in Boston.

You graduate when you have met all of the following criteria:

  • Attained at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA in concentrate courses
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Fulfilled all program requirements AND completed a minimum of 120 credits for a single major or 165 for a dual major
  • Completed a minimum of 60 institutional credits for a single major or 105 institutional credits for a dual major
  • Fulfilled all financial obligations to the college

Note

Walking across the stage in Commencement

does not

mean that you have graduated. You will not officially graduate and receive your diploma until you meet all of the eligibility requirements.

I just finished my last term at Berklee Online! What happens next? Is there anything I need to do?

Congratulations on finishing! If you have already filled out a graduation application, you will want to double-check the “

Graduation Checklist

” to ensure you have taken care of all of the various items associated with graduating. If you have not filled out a graduation application, you will need to do that as soon as possible. You will not be able to graduate until we have received and processed your graduation application.

When will I get my diploma?

You will receive your diploma within 6-8 weeks of completing your degree requirements. Please keep in mind that instructors have up to two (2) weeks to submit final grades after the term concludes.

Diplomas are mailed to the address you include on your graduation application. If your mailing address changes after you have submitted your graduation application, be sure to update us at

graduation@online.berklee.edu

.

Keep in mind that if you are walking in Commencement, you will not receive your official diploma at the ceremony.

Transfer Credits

Can I find out how many transfer credits I am eligible for before I apply to the degree program?

If you are interested in applying to the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program and would like an estimate of the amount of transfer credit you would receive, you can request an unofficial transfer evaluation by emailing a copy of your transcript(s) to the Berklee Online Transfer Team at

transfer@online.berklee.edu

. Be sure to include your name, major of interest, and any additional questions you may have. You can expect to receive your assessment within 7-10 business days.

I didn’t receive credit on my Official Evaluation for all of the courses that I thought I would. What should I do?

The earlier you contact us with questions or concerns regarding your evaluation, the easier it will be for us to address any issues. Therefore, it is very important when you first receive your official transfer evaluation that you review the information carefully.

If you notice a remaining requirement that you believe you’ve already fulfilled, first consult our document on Common Reasons Credit Does Not Transfer. It’s possible that the course you are thinking of didn’t meet our eligibility requirements.

If none of those exclusions apply, please fill out a Transfer Credit Equivalency Re-evaluation form for the courses you wish to have reconsidered.

Sometimes, we are not able to locate specific information for a course online and we are not able to determine an equivalency, but we are always happy to review additional material which will help us make that determination.

Do my Berklee Online, Berklee campus, or Prior Learning Credit coursework count towards the 60 transfer credit limit?

No, credits completed at Berklee or through the prior learning process do not count towards the 60 transfer credit limit. This maximum is for credit-bearing exams and undergraduate-level coursework completed externally.

What is a credit deficiency and why do I need to make up credit?

Credit deficiencies are caused by transferring a course that is less than three (3) credits to fulfill a three (3) credit Berklee Online requirement. Students with a credit deficiency will be short of the minimum number of credits required to graduate once they have completed their program requirements. In order to be eligible to graduate, you will need to make up the credits you are deficient in.

While the Transfer Team does their best to avoid giving students credit deficiencies, it is not always possible. You can make up the credits you are deficient in by completing additional Berklee Online coursework, by applying for prior learning credit, or by completing additional external coursework in the area in which you are deficient.

Note all external courses will first need to be approved by the Transfer Team.

Can transfer credit fulfill prerequisites?

It depends. Generally, transfer credit cannot be used to fulfill prerequisites unless we determine that the course you completed is a direct equivalent to one of the courses we offer at Berklee Online. Keep in mind that there are some courses which require you to pass a placement exam. For these you will need to achieve a passing grade on the test to fulfill the prerequisite, otherwise you will need to complete the appropriate Berklee Online course.

Can I transfer credits to Berklee Online after I have started the degree program?

Yes, you can. To determine if the coursework you already completed or are considering taking is eligible to fulfill your remaining degree requirements, contact the Transfer Team at

transfer@online.berklee.edu

.

I am a Berklee campus student. Can I transfer courses from Berklee Online to my campus-based program?

Are Berklee Online courses transferable to other institutions?

Berklee Online is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the same association that accredits our main campus and other leading academic institutions such as Harvard University and MIT. Our courses are transferable to other institutions, but it’s up to the receiving institution to decide the number and types of courses that may transfer. We recommend getting a course pre-approved by an institution before enrolling.

Tuition

How do Berklee Online’s costs compare to other education options?

Berklee Online’s programs have a tuition cost that is approximately 64 percent less than on-campus tuition at Berklee’s Boston campus. Moreover, a recent study revealed that the average annual tuition at for-profit colleges is more than twice as expensive as Berklee Online. Even average annual tuition at other accredited non-profit online universities is roughly $11,000 more expensive than tuition for a year with Berklee Online!

There is a one time $175 registration fee per certificate program. Students may either pay per course term (at the $1,497 per credit course cost) or pay in full to receive a 10 percent discount. The registration fee and all courses for the term you wish to begin in must be paid in full in order to begin.

Online undergraduate degree tuition is $59,160 for 120 credits for all majors except the guitar major. Tuition for the guitar major is $63,660. Students taking 10 courses per year can complete the degree in four years at a cost of $14,790 per year. (Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.)

Online graduate degree tuition is $33,120 for 36 credits. The Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business programs are designed to be completed in one year of study. Both programs are comprised of 12 three-credit courses that can be taken during four 12-week semesters.

What is included in the cost of a course?

The cost for an individual course includes the tuition fee. The cost of required books, hardware or software must be purchased separately, unless it is stated that these costs are included with your enrollment. Some courses may include additional fees for files or content.

Our 12-week online
music
courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs

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    OLART-310

    3D Design with Blender

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    3D Design with Blender is an introduction to the world of cinematic visual effects designed for musicians who want to add interesting visual, non-existent elements or environments to self-made videos.

    OMPRD-278

    Ableton Live Fundamentals

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow, inside this unique software.

    OMPRD-383

    Ableton Live Techniques: Non-Linear Creative Strategies and Composition

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course is for students who are interested in taking a deep dive into composing with Ableton Live by leveraging unique and powerful linear and non-linear creative techniques inside the software. You will master a number of linear and non-linear compositional practices that are only possible using advanced Ableton Live tools and techniques.

    OMPRD-282

    Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Fundamentals, you will explore the sampler devices in Ableton Live. You’ll begin with common sampling concepts applicable to all samplers, then learn in great depth the techniques that are unique to Ableton Live.

    OMPRD-379

    Ableton Live Techniques: Synthesis and DSP

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Techniques: Fundamentals, students will explore how the many synthesizers and audio effects in Ableton Live can be used in contemporary music production.

    OGUIT-351

    Acoustic Blues Guitar

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Develop a foundational, working repertoire in the acoustic blues style that includes early and contemporary material from the Mississippi Delta, Texas, Georgia/Carolinas, and more. Learn to fingerpick melodies and solos over independent bass patterns, and perform in the acoustic bottleneck slide style in both standard and open tunings.

    OGUIT-350

    Acoustic Guitar Techniques

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Strengthen your rhythmic strumming, use of alternate tunings, and fingerstyle playing, and improve your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.

    OLMSC-215

    Acoustics

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Become a better recording and live sound engineer, and improve your editing and mixing environment by learning the ins and outs of acoustics.

    OGUIT-352

    Advanced Blues Guitar

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this advanced course, learn how to play rhythm guitar parts and solos over a variety of blues progressions, grooves, and tempos, in styles such as shuffles, funky blues, blues/rumbas, blues/rock, soul, and slow blues.

    OMPRD-650

    Advanced Mixing Techniques

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    Advanced Mixing Techniques is a next-generation music mixing course for you to take your mixing skills to the highest level. In addition to an in-depth exploration of traditional mixing topics such as balance, EQ, dynamics, spatial effects, and automation, you’ll explore pitch and time correction and mixing for digital streaming services. Throughout the course, you will mix 12 provided recordings in a variety of Billboard chart-related styles, including R&B/hip-hop, pop, electronic dance, country, and rock.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OPERC-324

    Afro-Cuban Drums

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Strengthen your overall versatility as a drummer by learning the rich grooves and rhythmic concepts of Afro-Cuban music.

    OLMSC-130

    Applied Mathematics for Musicians

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Build your own knowledge of, and confidence in, math in practical ways that relate directly to the world of music. This action-oriented course is designed specifically for those who find math intimidating or who feel that their math skills have become rusty.

    OCWPR-130

    Arranging 1: Rhythm Section

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.

    OCWPR-332

    Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This music arrangement course takes your arranging abilities to the next level of development by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.

    OCWPR-250

    Arranging: Contemporary Styles

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this music arrangement course, you’ll learn to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the rhythms and styles that have influenced Western contemporary music.

    OCWPR-231

    Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this music arrangement course, you’ll develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.

    OCWPR-333

    Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this music arrangement course, gain a practical, real-world understanding of the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments, and learn how to properly apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.

    OLART-231

    Art History

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Through the eyes of two professors of art history with differing yet complementary approaches to understanding art, you will look at a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the diversity of ways that works of art are meaningful to the human experience.

    OMBUS-235

    Artist Management

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore the role and importance of an artist manager, what they do, and how it impacts the career of the artist and their brand.

    OMPRD-677

    Audio/Music Production for Visual Media

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    This course is an in-depth exploration of the tools, techniques, workflows, and creative considerations in producing audio for film, television, and related media. You will explore the history of film as a medium, through the development of technology for synchronizing audio to moving picture, to modern-day practices in audio post-production.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OEART-115

    Basic Ear Training 1

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This practical approach to ear training will help you build your confidence as a performer by teaching you how to notate basic rhythms and better identify the different parts of a song.

    OPERF-110

    Basic Improvisation

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument. Develop your solos by studying the riffs and licks of legendary players, and learn to incorporate the inflections, feel, and nuances of the masters into your own playing!

    OBASS-130

    Bass Performance 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Study the music of famous electric and acoustic bass players, and learn to create and perform your own unique bass lines in a variety of different styles.

    OPIAN-100

    Berklee Keyboard Method

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard in this 12-week course. Master the basics of technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts including interpretation of lead sheets and improvisation.

    OPIAN-220

    Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Study the theory and harmonic concepts common to blues and rock styles, and learn the licks, techniques, patterns, and improvisation styles associated with shuffles, New Orleans piano, rock and roll and modern rock piano, and solo blues piano.

    OGUIT-222

    Blues Guitar

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the techniques and licks of classic blues stylists, such as T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and Magic Sam. Gain a foundation in form, control, feel, and harmony that will help to bring a blues sound to your playing or add more depth to any other style of music.

    OLSOC-200

    Business Communications

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn effective techniques for choosing the right format, tone, and message for diverse audiences and the most appropriate way to deliver the message.

    OLART-400

    Career and Job Success in the Music Industry

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore the four dimensions of career development: clarifying your professional value, focusing the opportunity lens, advancing personal growth strategies, and orchestrating a successful job search. Throughout the course, you will hear from Berklee alumni and employers about what it takes to succeed in the music industry in today’s shifting climate.

    OGUIT-225

    Classic Rock Guitar

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Elevate your playing by learning the styles and techniques of the architects of classic rock guitar: Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Gilmour, and Page.

    OSONG-420

    Collaborative Songwriting

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course will actively engage students in an intensive program of online song collaboration, which will allow them to develop practical and creative real world skills for professional co-writing.

    OSONG-240

    Commercial Songwriting Techniques

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.

    OMBUS-260

    Concert Touring

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the preparations and logistics involved in developing, budgeting, and executing a successful tour, from small club dates to international stadium shows.

    OCOMP-285

    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn how to construct your own melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic language through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques. In this music composition course you’ll develop your unique, compositional voice to write music for visual media, concerts, recitals, or personal enjoyment.

    OCOMP-385

    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 2

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a solid knowledge of modern instrumental writing and competence using twentieth century techniques in composition. In addition, you will gain enhanced listening skills to identify and appreciate new musical styles, and be capable of implementing these skills in your writing, enriching your capacity to express yourself in this intellectually stimulating musical idiom.

    OCWPR-334

    Contemporary Vocal Arranging

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Master the concepts of vocal writing and arranging from basic to more advanced and learn to write vocal charts in a number of contemporary styles, including jazz, folk, pop, and R&B.

    OMBUS-385

    Copyright Law

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Understand the basics of how your creative works are protected by copyright law, what rights you have as a content owner, and how to leverage your copyrights to generate income.

    OCOMP-250

    Counterpoint

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a broad overview of counterpoint and the art of writing lines that support both the melody and the overall structure of a composition—essential information for singers, songwriters, composers, guitarists, and musicians from all backgrounds.

    OMPRD-402

    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals will prepare students to effectively create custom-made sound design elements for music productions and audio-for-visuals projects. Students will work with a wide variety of audio tools and concepts.

    OENTR-391

    Creative Entrepreneurship

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Leverage your creativity for business innovation and develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any creative field.

    OMPRD-475

    Creative Music Production Skills

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain insight into both the art and the profession of music production. Develop the necessary skills for producing music according to professional standards, and learn both the technical and interpersonal approaches to creating a successful recording.

    OCOMP-320

    Creative Strategies for Composition Beyond Style

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this music composition course, you’ll learn how to develop upon virtually any kernel of an idea, from a melodic fragment to a catchy rhythm or phrase, or a nice chord. Explore a variety of approaches to composing and how they work, complete with examples, composer perspectives, and more.

    OLART-216

    Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to write clearly and strongly in your own unique voice, bringing your full self to your writing process every time you write.

    OLART-201

    Creative Writing: Literature Studies for Musicians

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Strengthen your writing skills and creative expression by exploring and learning from the works of musician-writers and those for whom music has had a profound influence.

    OLART-215

    Creative Writing: Poetry

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to craft and control your writing, enhance your ideas, and write better lyrics through the study of poetry.

    OMPRD-162

    Critical Listening 1

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.

    OMBUS-537

    Data Analytics in the Music Business

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    This course will help you gain a deep understanding of the role of data in the business of music, balancing theoretical concepts, illustrative case studies, and practical application. When used correctly, data about artists and music serve as invaluable tools, allowing companies to measure performance accurately and understand the current market, informing decisions with real facts and figures, and providing insight into how existing processes may be made more efficient.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OLART-100

    Developing Your Artistry

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore what it means to be an artist, both from a philosophical and practical perspective. This course will examine artistry and creativity while also teaching you how to plan and sustain a career.

    OPERC-160

    Drum Set Fundamentals

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.

    OEART-120

    Ear Training 2

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course is not only designed to reinforce the ability to read music notation, but also the ability to recognize, imagine, remember, and notate musical sounds. Learning techniques include moveable Do solfège, conducting, counting systems, and dictation strategies. Ear Training 2 will also improve improvisation skills, musical interaction in performance, and music perception in listening.

    OEART-215

    Ear Training for Live Performance

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to play what you hear more quickly, and become more certain of the notes you are singing or playing. Interpret and respond to music with greater conviction and expression.

    OGUIT-210

    Fundamentals of Classical Guitar

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a foundational, working repertoire for the classical guitar. Develop an extensive repertoire of techniques, including tremolo, rasguedo, harmonics, slurs, and percussion effects.

    OPERC-263

    Funk/R&B Drums

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In Funk/R&B Drums, you’ll focus on developing solid time and an “in the pocket,” laid-back time feel to your playing, exploring topics from triplet-based blues to gospel patterns, and everything in between.

    OGUIT-328

    Funk/Rock and R&B Guitar Soloing

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the appropriate scales, the best use of effects, and the rhythmic and melodic timing to create an authentic funk-based solo and sound.

    OMPRD-345

    Game Audio Production with Wwise

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course is designed for the musician who wants to compose music, unique sound, and creature voices for video games. Focusing on both the creative process of designing unique audio and the practical challenges of putting that content into a game, Game Audio Production with Wwise prepares students for all major aspects of game audio production and implementation.

    OLART-205

    Game Design Principles

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course provides an overview of video game design, exploring the iterative process of coming up with ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising that is at the heart of the video game industry. You will analyze games and examine the principles of game design from a visual studies perspective.

    OPERF-312

    Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.

    OHARM-110

    Getting Inside Harmony 1

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Use harmony creatively in your playing and writing. Learn to hear and modify chord progressions, improvise effectively from chord to chord, and deepen your understanding of music’s inner workings.

    OHARM-211

    Getting Inside Harmony 2

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Take your harmonic development to the next level by gaining a solid footing in more advanced principles including melodic and harmonic tension, chord substitution, and chromatically altered chords.

    OGUIT-223

    Getting Your Guitar Sound

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country and other genres, with a high-quality, authentic and persuasive guitar tone.

    OGUIT-120

    Guitar Chords 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Add more dynamics and expression to your playing and gain a greater feel for your instrument by learning Berklee’s approach to the construction of chords and chord voicings.

    OGUIT-320

    Guitar Chords 201: Chord Melody and Inversions

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Master Berklee’s approach to playing guitar chords. Improve your style, intonation, technique, time feel, and tone in this in-depth course. Explore open triads, seventh chord structures, open triadic shapes, and inversions in a variety of musical styles.

    OGUIT-460

    Guitar Ensemble Techniques

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Guitar Ensemble Techniques gives guitarists the essential and practical skills to play well with others in any ensemble situation, whether it’s a big stage performance or an impromptu jam session.

    OGUIT-420

    Guitar Improvisation Techniques

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to play a great guitar solo! Guitar Improvisation Techniques is designed to help guitarists who may have learned the technical aspects of playing, but lack the theoretical application of the musical elements that make up a strong solo that moves the listener.

    OGUIT-121

    Guitar Scales 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Organize the guitar fretboard, develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the instrument by gaining a firm understanding of the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales and their modes.

    OEART-320

    Harmonic Ear Training: Recognizing Chord Progressions

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Put your harmonic theory into practice. Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by refining your ability to really hear and recognize what is going on within the chord progressions.

    OLART-220

    History of Film Music

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course is a survey of music in film, covering everything from the late 1800s to the present day.

    OCOMP-492

    Interactive Scoring for Games

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Whether you’re working on a small iPhone or Facebook game, or a large PlayStation or Xbox title, this course will teach you the fundamental music approaches and skills that professional composers use to create interactive scores for games.

    OLART-111

    Introduction to College Writing

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    The overall focus of this course is for you to develop academic writing and expository prose techniques for creating clear and coherent written works. The course covers a wide range of skills necessary for college-level work, including elements of argumentation, sentence-level issues, paragraph structure, organization, form, and style.

    OLMSC-150

    Introduction to Computer Programming for Musicians

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Musicians and music industry professionals who wish to create their own computer applications or utilize the programming capabilities in music software will be able to read, understand, and modify basic code in a variety of languages. You will also learn to approach a programming project, whether in music creation software, web-based applications, or business software, with an organized, logical approach.

    OLART-160

    Introduction to Digital Cinematography

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn effective techniques for producing any kind of video, including a music video or short film.

    OCWPR-335

    Jazz Arranging

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Become a more versatile and sought-after jazz arranger. Jazz Arranging explores techniques that will allow you to write effective jazz arrangements for all types of instrumental combinations, from bop and hard-bop, to big band jazz ensembles.

    OBASS-332

    Jazz Bass

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain the tools and knowledge you need to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned professional. Learn to play great jazz bass lines, recognize common chord progressions in jazz standards, and study the work of jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.

    OCOMP-395

    Jazz Composition

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this music composition course, you’ll learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.

    OGUIT-327

    Jazz Guitar 101

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Study the styles of some of the most influential jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind the jazz language: chord/scale usage, building melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.

    OGUIT-427

    Jazz Guitar 201: Advanced Jazz Guitar Improvisation

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Develop your jazz guitar performance skills by learning advanced techniques to improvise over chord changes, both in traditional standards and complex modern harmony.

    OPIAN-315

    Jazz Piano

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Strengthen your command of the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up the rich art form of jazz on the piano or keyboard.

    OVOIC-242

    Jazz Voice

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Apply the unique vocal characteristics of great jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan into your own sound. Understand proper jazz vocal delivery in a number of tempos and gain confidence singing an array of jazz standards in a live or recorded context.

    OPIAN-150

    Keyboard for the Electronic Musician

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this beginner level course, you’ll build skills that will help you write, produce, and perform music using keyboards ranging from acoustic piano to modern controllers with virtual instruments.

    OMPRD-208

    Learn to DJ with Traktor

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    You’ll learn all of the ins and outs of the Traktor Pro 2 software, and all of the different ways you can use Traktor to DJ and remix your tracks live. On top of learning the Traktor software, you will also learn the fundamentals of DJing and be able to perform live like a true professional.

    OMBUS-380

    Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Build your music career with an understanding of the legal issues that are of special concern to musicians and songwriters, and take a focused look at the important legal changes that have evolved as a result of the shift in the music business landscape.

    OSONG-221

    Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Make your writing process more efficient and your lyrics more effective. Learn how to find a powerful and effective song title, and discover how to build lyrics, develop the rhythms of your song sections, create contrasting sections and ideas to re-color your chorus based on that title.

    OSONG-222

    Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Get the most out of your lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.

    OMPRD-382

    Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions. This course will show you how to go beyond using plug-in presets, teaching you how to effectively use tools such as EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more.

    OMBUS-110

    Music Business 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a broad overview of the music business and learn how the various segments of the industry operate on a day-to-day basis. Discover the career opportunities that are available to you, and the knowledge you’ll need to achieve your goals.

    OMBUS-475

    Music Business Finance

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a hands-on understanding of music business finance. Learn to apply the critical tools of financial analysis to leverage talent, assess the potential of music enterprises, and drive new music businesses.

    OMBUS-595

    Music Business Law

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    In this course, you will analyze the most important legal issues in the contemporary music industry, including how these issues began, how they have evolved, and where they are headed. You will explore copyright law, including fair use and public domain, and how it affects sampling, interpolation, mashups, and more.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OMBUS-360

    Music Business Leadership and Ethics

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain the leadership tools and the ethical decision-making framework you need to make sound business decisions in real time.

    OMBUS-664

    Music Business Policy

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    Music policy determines what is possible in the evolving global marketplace for music. It is no longer enough to learn the nuts and bolts of the business; long-term sustainability also requires a working knowledge of the laws and regulations around the world. The goal of this course is to expand your knowledge base around policy and cultivate leadership to help solve persistent problems in the global music industry.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OMBUS-240

    Music Business Trends and Strategies

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a forward-thinking approach to the key issues that all musicians, music industry entrepreneurs, managers, and music business professionals face in the main segments of the music industry, and how to leverage the opportunities that the new music business provides.

    OLSOC-307

    Music Cognition

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore the mental processes underlying musical behaviors and how emotion, environment, cognitive capacity, personality, individual differences, and other factors influence how we perceive music.

    OCOMP-491

    Music Composition for Film and TV 2

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects. In this music composition course, you’ll learn to analyze specific genres of film and television music in terms of melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration, forming a template that you can then apply to your own writing.

    OHARM-100

    Music Foundations

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course teaches the essential concepts in harmony and ear training to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play. You will learn the basics about chords, melodies, rhythms, scales, time keeping, solfège, and how all of these elements come together to create music.

    OLART-233

    Music History of the Western World 1: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course explores the development of Western European music from the Antiquity and Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Baroque periods. By focusing on major composers, genres, technical aspects, and historical facts, students will gain an understanding of how early Western music gave rise to the Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras.

    OLART-234

    Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Just as learning the theory behind how music creation works, exploring the history of music is key to understanding the genres of music that we perform, create, and consume today. Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern will provide you with a foundation for understanding how music has developed in the Western world through the study of composers, compositions, and key characteristics of a number of musical genres.

    OMBUS-496

    Music Licensing

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music! In this course, you’ll discover how to create new avenues for placement of your own music, identify current opportunities for your copyrights, and how to use online resources to introduce your music to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.

    OMBUS-125

    Music Marketing 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the basics behind marketing and selling your music! Music Marketing 101 provides artists, managers, and business entrepreneurs with the foundational music marketing skill set they’ll need to succeed and thrive in the new music business.

    OMBUS-676

    Music Marketing: Strategy for Consumer Brands

    Credit:
    $2,760

    Non-credit:
    $2,560

    The goal of this course is to position you to conceptualize, build, and execute best-in-class music campaigns for consumer brands in a professional, real-world context through research, analysis, presentation, and critique. You will learn to make appropriate alignments between brands and artists and devise strategies for campaigns that have measurable outcomes, such as KPIs (key performance indicators) and ROI (return on investment), that inform further investment.

    Proof of a bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.

    OCWPR-101

    Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.

    OCWPR-103

    Music Notation Using Sibelius

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.

    OLMSC-101

    Music Production 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this beginner-level course, you will gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to configure a personal production workspace and use software instruments and audio recordings to produce music.

    OMPRD-160

    Music Production Analysis

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.

    OSONG-150

    Music Production Fundamentals for Songwriters

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    As a songwriter, you don’t have to limit your compositional tools to just you and your old standby instrument. Technology can offer so many points of entry to make creative ideas become musical realities, but you need a map to help you navigate this technological terrain. This course gives you all you need to learn your way around the latest recording and composing technology. You’ll learn how to use a Digital Audio Workspace as a compositional tool, you’ll learn how to arrange with MIDI, and how to engineer and produce your own recordings.

    OMBUS-270

    Music Publishing 101

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.

    OLSOC-210

    Music, Self, and Society

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course is all about exploring why we listen to music, what we use music for, and, in some sense, how music uses us. Why do we have the musical preferences that we do? Is there really such a thing as “good” music? How does music create communities? How does music create social change? How does music function in our daily lives? These are all questions we will examine in depth throughout this course.

    OMBUS-495

    Music Supervision

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Music supervision stands at the center of two very powerful groups in the music industry: the creators of the music and the film and TV productions that rely on music to help tell and sell their story to the public. This course explores the ins and outs of music supervision, so that you will be able to function effectively on either side of a licensing transaction.

    OGUIT-110

    Music Technology for Guitarists

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Music Technology for Guitarists provides guitar students with an understanding of digital technology applicable to recording and live performance. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a mastery of basic digital audio workstation (DAW) functionality and creative use of guitar amplifier modeling and effects processing.

    OHARM-101

    Music Theory 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this introductory music theory course, you’ll get the musical foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level. Learn to read, write, really listen and put music theory into practice every day!

    OHARM-201

    Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Become a more effective player and writer by furthering your music theory background with this 200-level music theory course. Learn more complex chords, progressions, and rhythms to open up your understanding of the elements that help put the groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.

    OHARM-301

    Music Theory 301: Advanced Melody, Harmony, Rhythm

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Prepare yourself for any future musical endeavor and gain a professional command of the mechanics of contemporary music in this advanced music theory course.

    OCOMP-110

    Music Theory and Composition 1

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a solid understanding of music fundamentals while building your own musical language. In this course you’ll take a detailed look at the major and minor keys, and be given tools to help you comprehend scales and chords. This course includes a blend of both traditional and contemporary harmony.

    OCOMP-111

    Music Theory and Composition 2

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Build upon the essential elements of music theory and composition you learned in Music Theory and Composition 1 and further your own musical language. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of major and minor key harmony and melody, in addition to scales, chords, and drum grooves.

    OCOMP-210

    Music Theory and Composition 3

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This core course is the third of a four-semester curriculum that continues to lay the foundation for your musical development. The materials covered in this course will help you to express your musical ear and thoughts as applied to composition for film, TV, and video games.

    OCOMP-211

    Music Theory and Composition 4

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Building on the foundation of the previous three levels, Music Theory and Composition 4 will introduce compositional techniques first pioneered by twentieth century European and American composers and will examine them in both classical and jazz/popular music contexts. This advanced music theory course will also help you express your musical ideas as applied to composition for film, TV, and video games.

    OLART-105

    Music Therapy Techniques for Wellness

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Tuning In: Music Therapy Techniques for Wellness allows you to explore the impact of music in your life and teaches you simple techniques to enrich your mind, body, and spirit through music. You will learn some of the psychological, neurological, and immunological changes that can come about when you engage with music, thereby affecting your general well-being and wellness.

    OMBUS-220

    Music Venue Management

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn what it takes to launch and run a successful live music venue. Explore the inner-workings of establishing and running nightly shows at a music club, in addition to the key stakeholders who make or break a live-club event, including the talent buyer, publicist, promoter, artist manager, employees, booking agents, and the ticket-buying fans.

    OMPRD-250

    Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn all the steps and tools necessary to create a high-quality audiovisual experience, including how to assemble, enhance, and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content.

    OMPRD-205

    Music Writing and Production with the iPad

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course will teach you how to create, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. You’ll start by exploring the iPad hardware and operating system then learn how to select and set up the mobile studio with the correct MIDI and audio interfaces. You will learn how to use applications for specific stages of the music production process.

    OLSOC-226

    New Media Economics: Music, Mobile, Gaming, and Online Markets

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this advanced beginner-level economics course, explore how technological innovation and convergence impact the production and consumption of media content, including music, mobile, games, and online content.

    OMPRD-281

    Performing with Ableton Live

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn how to use Ableton Live for real-time, dynamic live performances. This course is designed for students with diverse backgrounds—from music producers, DJs, singer/songwriters, and electronic music artists to music directors, podcasters, pastors, and YouTubers.

    OVOIC-241

    Pop and Rock Vocals

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to sing everything from classic hits to pop and rock to singer-songwriter styles to contemporary indie rock in an authentic way.

    OPIAN-230

    Pop/Rock Keyboard

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to play authentic keyboard parts in a wide range of pop/rock styles, including rock ‘n roll, R&B, dance pop, classic rock, country, heartland/alt-country, and jam band.

    OVOIC-252

    Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound will help the aspiring singer develop their own keen ear as they develop their own sound, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style.

    OPLGT-101

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 1

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 1 focuses on the theoretical foundation for guitar performance. Upon completion, you will be able to play chromatic and major scale forms, and understand the chord forms represented by these scales. You will master triads across the fretboard in the most common keys before moving on to four-part chords and arpeggios.

    OPLGT-102

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 2

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 2 introduces the melodic minor scale and the harmonic possibilities represented by the scale. A mastery of the related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys will be used as an introduction to four-part chords, close chord voicings, chord tensions, and arpeggios. In addition, you will be introduced to the whole-tone scale in two octaves across the fretboard.

    OPLGT-201

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 3

    Where Private Guitar Lesson Level 2 introduced the melodic minor scale and the harmonic possibilities represented by the scale, Level 3 does the same with the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities. A mastery of the related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys will be used as an introduction to four-part chords and arpeggios. In addition, you will be introduced to the diminished scale in two octaves across the fretboard. This knowledge will be applied to a final musical piece under the guidance of the instructor.

    OPLGT-202

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 4

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 4 builds upon the knowledge imparted in Level 3 regarding the harmonic minor scale and its basis for harmonic possibilities. You will also be introduced to the major and minor pentatonic scale in two octaves across the fretboard. An expansion of melodic minor chord forms will also be explored.

    OPLGT-203

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 5

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 5 focuses on the major scale in all keys and in various positions on the fretboard. You will explore chord inversions further and practice voice leading by way of triads in C major. You will also master the chromatic scale in all keys and in three octaves.

    OPLGT-301

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 6

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 6 revisits the melodic minor scale and its harmonic permutations. You will explore melodic minor in all keys and in three octaves. Knowledge of the whole tone scale will be extended to all keys as well. Chord inversions will be expanded upon and voice leading will be practiced by way of triads in C melodic minor. You will master four-part arpeggios and chord voicings in all keys.

    OPLGT-302

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 7

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 7 builds upon the knowledge gained in earlier levels regarding the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities. You will also revisit the diminished scale. Both scales will be studied in all keys. Chord inversions will be expanded upon and voice leading will be practiced by way of triads in C harmonic minor. You will also explore harmonic minor four-part chord forms further.

    OPLGT-401

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 8

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 8 continues the application of the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities in all keys. You will also revisit the major and minor pentatonic scales and apply them to all keys. You will demonstrate close and spread voicings by way of voice-led triads across the fretboard. In addition, you will dive deeper into diminished triad arpeggios by demonstrating them in three octaves from any chord tone and in all keys. Four-part chord forms and arpeggios will also be explored in all keys across the fretboard.

    OPLGT-402

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9

    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the Guitar program. Throughout the term you have worked with your private lesson instructor to formulate the repertoire for your performances, so that it aptly showcases your understanding and application of music theory, chord scales, and single-note and chord technique, while creatively applying them to musical settings.

    OMPRD-279

    Producing Music with Cubase

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a broad skill set and a fully realized background in music production using the state-of-the-art Cubase software.

    OMPRD-273

    Producing Music with Logic

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production in this 12-week course. Harness the power of Logic’s extensive software instruments, and learn to record, edit, and mix your project like a pro.

    OMPRD-275

    Producing Music with Reason

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software. Explore Reason’s rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and techniques used by today’s top producers.

    OSONG-231

    Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Just because you’re a great songwriter doesn’t mean people will know how great your songs are. You need to make recordings that prove the potential of your compositions, which is where Logic Pro X and this course come in.

    OSONG-230

    Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro Tools

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    The course acts as a springboard for the novice producer/songwriter to jump into the world of producing, recording, and mixing songs to a professional level using Pro Tools.

    OLSOC-180

    Project Management for Musicians

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Working in the music industry involves a never-ending series of projects. These projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for each, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work is crucial in achieving your goals. Project Management for Musicians will provide you with an overall approach, with many specific tools, to help you successfully complete your music industry-related projects

    OBASS-333

    R&B Bass

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to play R&B bass in the style of the master players. Expand your bass playing in the context of a professional, live music performance or recording session.

    OVOIC-243

    R&B Vocals

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the vocal techniques of the R&B greats, including Steve Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Beyoncé. In this course, you’ll gain the necessary skills to sing R&B in an authentic way, including proper phrasing, riffing, shouting, scale patterns, rhythmic articulation and much more.

    OMPRD-227

    Recording and Producing in the Home Studio

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Take your demos through the entire music production process, and learn to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will dramatically improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters no matter what recording device you are using.

    OHARM-412

    Reharmonization Techniques

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Take your musical vocabulary and skill set to a whole new level for writing, arranging, and performing music of any genre by learning reharmonization and providing musical interest and variety to standard repertoire.

    OGUIT-226

    Rhythm and Groove Guitar

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn the rhythmic techniques and chord tools that are the foundation of groove-based music. Expand your chord knowledge and learn to construct original rhythm guitar grooves that you can apply to a wide variety of music styles.

    OBASS-231

    Rock Bass

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary necessary to construct and improvise bass lines in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.

    OPERC-261

    Rock Drums

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music’s most significant drummers.

    OLART-170

    Rock History

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Discover the history of rock ‘n’ roll in more detail than you can imagine from the people that lived it. Learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators, and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past 60 years.

    OLMSC-260

    Sampling and Audio Production

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee’s approach to recording, editing, and programming using the software samplers provided in Reason.

    OBASS-234

    Slap Bass

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Since the emergence of funk in the 1970s, slap bass has become an essential technique in any electric bassist’s tool kit. In Slap Bass, you’ll learn the fundamentals of slap, from traditional to modern techniques, and learn to construct your own slap lines over original songs.

    OGUIT-340

    Solo Guitar: Performance, Accompaniment, and Arranging

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    In this course, we will be working on melodic embellishment, harmony as it relates to the guitar fingerboard, rhythm as it relates to different musical grooves, and improvisation concepts to put together a complete solo guitar piece.

    OSONG-380

    Songwriting for Film and TV

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Explore the techniques of writing music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, editors, directors, and producers across any number of different genres.

    OSONG-316

    Songwriting: Harmony

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn how harmony can help you to convey the essential emotion of a song to your audience, and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your unique songwriting style and ideas.

    OSONG-315

    Songwriting: Melody

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to create all types of melodic ideas that clearly convey the emotion of the lyrics to your audience. Then, learn how to develop those melodic ideas into complete sections and complete songs that your audiences will remember and, if you want, sing along with.

    OSONG-310

    Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic, and lyrical ideas. Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting song sections and complete songs the way hit writers do.

    OMPRD-202

    Sound Design for the Electronic Musician

    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead’s Reason and Native Instruments’ Absynth.

    OGUIT-415

    Steve Vai Guitar Techniques

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a deep understanding and command of the playing styles, repertoire, techniques, and musical concepts of guitar legend and Berklee alum Steve Vai. Learn the secrets behind Vai’s best-known compositions and virtuosic techniques, and learn to improve your own solos, chord and rhythm playing, and overall voice on the guitar.

    OLSOC-150

    The Language of Film and TV

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Gain a thorough understanding of film and television, and learn to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and others involved in the production of these media.

    OMPRD-365

    Vocal Production

    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance – skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.

    OVOIC-140

    Voice Technique 101

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.

    OCOMP-493

    World Music Composition Styles

    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit:
    $1,497

    Non-credit:
    $1,250

    Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.

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