Bachelor of Professional Studies in Music Production

Gain an expert-level education in creating and producing music directly from Berklee's accomplished faculty. This program allows students to create a portfolio of polished productions while gaining the analytical and professional skills needed for a successful career in music production.

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Degree Overview

Professional Studies of Music Production students will gain an extensive background in the world's most popular software programs and learn the associated best practices for creating, producing, and mastering recorded music in any style. Students will learn the most current techniques for successfully completing recording projects that are typical of those found in contemporary professional recording and production environments.

Credit Transfer / Degree Completion

Berklee Online will accept up to 60 academic credits earned from an accredited institution, or earned from our certificate programs or individual courses.

More about degree completion

Through hands-on instruction from Berklee College of Music's award winning music production faculty and industry professionals, as well as collaboration with other musicians and music producers from around the world, students who successfully complete this degree will be able to hit the ground running in any professional music production and audio environment.

By the end, graduates of this program will:

  • Learn to analyze, evaluate, and define quality using both musical and technical criteria and to apply those criteria to his/her own work and to that of others.
  • Synthesize acquired knowledge into an intellectual frame of reference to be applied to all aspects of music production.
  • Apply their knowledge by creating a portfolio of professional-sounding recorded productions and audio.
  • Comprehend the principles and practices of music production that will transcend technological advances and emerging styles.
  • Students will graduate from the program with a portfolio of professional-sounding productions and the analytical and professional skills needed to practice and advance in the music production and professional audio career.

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  • Curriculum (120 Credits)

    Required Courses (30 credits)

    Choose Five Specified Elective Courses (15 Credits)

    Six Specialization Courses in Your Area of Interest (18 Credits)

    Six courses in a given student's area of interest and professional development: music business, songwriting, arranging, orchestration, etc.

    Five Core Music Studies Based on Placement (15 Credits)

    Based on placement, these five choices must include at least one theory course, one harmony course, one ear training course, and the keyboard course. Proper sequencing is indicated by the order below.

    General Education Courses (42 Credits)
    • Developing Your Artistry
    • Artistry, Creativity and Inquiry Seminar
    • Any one History course
    • Any one Composition/Writing course
    • Any three Arts/Humanities courses not already taken
    • Any four Social Science courses
    • Acoustics
    • Any three Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Science courses

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