School Info, Enrollment, & Policies

Berklee Online is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online's award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees are accredited and taught by the college's world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry.

Berklee Online Degree Programs

Our online Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree in Music Production and Music Business is now enrolling.

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Technical Requirements

To participate effectively in the online school, you will need the following.

Computer

Minimum system requirements are listed below for Macs and PCs. However, some courses have more advanced system requirements. Extra requirements for each course are listed in the course catalog.

Minimum PC system requirements:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or higher
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • Color monitor with at least 800×600 screen resolution, 1024×768 recommended
  • At least 500 MB of free disc space for downloads and plug-ins
  • Windows sound card, preferably with Direct-X or ASIO drivers
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Internal or external microphone

Minimum Mac system requirements

  • Mac OS 10.5 and above
  • Intel Mac
  • 1 GB of RAM or more
  • Color monitor with at least 800×600 screen resolution, 1024×768 recommended
  • At least 500 MB of free disc space for downloads and plug-ins
  • Soundcard
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Internal or external microphone

Web Browser

The school supports all of the following web browsers:

PC Web Browser: Firefox (Recommended), Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
Mac Web Browser: Firefox (Recommended), Chrome, Safari

Software

In addition to a web browser, all online courses require up to date versions of the following free applications. Please check our software downloads page to find out where to get them.

  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Apple Quicktime Player

Computer Skills

Taking an online course uses the same skills as surfing the Web. You should know how to log onto your internet service, use your web browser, use a word processing program, send and receive e-mail and file attachments, and download and install software or other files.

Course Specific Requirements

Some courses have additional software and hardware requirements, depending on the third-party hardware and software needed for the course. Extra requirements for each course are listed in the course catalog. The system requirements vary depending on the demands of each third-party product. Although we strive to assist our students in the best way possible we cannot be held responsible for course hardware and/or software purchases that is found to be unsatisfactory, insufficient, defective, misused, or incompatible with current system setups. We highly recommend that you consult with the individual manufacturers of these products for the most current and accurate information possible.

For questions or concerns regarding technical requirements please contact Student Support at support@berkleemusic.com or by phone at 1.866.BERKLEE ext 3 (1.866.237.5533 ext 3) within the U.S. or 617.747.2146 ext 3 for international callers.

Contact an Advisor

Mon.-Thu., 9AM-8PM EDT
Fri., 9AM-5PM EDT

US: 1-866-BERKLEE
Int'l: +1-617-747-2146

Enroll by November 7 to save up to $300 on select Music Production, Songwriting, Music Business, and Performance courses.

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