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About the School

With Berklee Online, you can study what you want, when you want, and where you want, with recognized experts in contemporary music education. You can participate in several ways:

Berklee Online is accepting applications for our master’s degree programs. These unique 36-credit offerings include a Master of Arts in Music Business, Master of Music in Music Production, Master of Arts in Songwriting, Master of Music in Film Scoring. Earn a master’s degree from Berklee Online and you’re eligible to walk in the graduation ceremony at Berklee’s Boston campus. Read full details about our online graduate programs.

Berklee Online is currently accepting applications for our Bachelor of Arts degree program. Our 120-credit, fully accredited online degree is offered in a variety of majors, including: Music Production, Guitar Performance, Music Business, Songwriting, Interdisciplinary Music Studies (Create Your Own Major), Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games, Electronic Music Production and Sound Design, and Songwriting and Producing Music. Earn a bachelor’s degree from Berklee Online and you’re eligible to walk in the graduation ceremony at Berklee’s Boston campus. Read full details about our online music degree programs.

Earn professional credentials and marketable skills when you enroll in a multi-course certificate program. You can obtain an undergraduate certificate in subjects such as songwriting, music production, arranging, theory, harmony, ear training, electronic music production, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, voice, music theory, contemporary writing, home recording, and music business. Graduate certificates include programs in music business and music production. Choose a program that best fits your time frame and needs, from 6- and 12-month intensive programs, to longer 2+-year programs that will help you develop complete mastery in your area of interest.

With more than 170 instructor-led credit-bearing and non-credit courses, you can get a comprehensive education in music, master new skills, advance in your profession or explore a new career path, and discover new personal areas of interest with Berklee’s unique curriculum. You’ll get one-on-one guidance from Berklee’s renowned instructors, and learn with a community of like-minded musicians.

How it Works

Berklee Online provides a rich learning environment that’s easy to fit into your schedule. Our Academic Advisors are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding our courses and programs. Our Academic Advisors may be contacted via email at or by telephone by calling 1-866-BERKLEE ext 1 (1-866-237-5533 ext 1) within the U.S; or 617-747-2146 ext 1 for international callers.

Master’s Degrees

Learn more about Berklee Online’s master’s degree programs.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Learn more about Berklee Online’s Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Certificate Programs

Learn more about Berklee Online’s graduate- and undergraduate-level certificate programs.

Credit and Non-Credit Courses

Learn more about Berklee Online’s graduate- and undergraduate-level courses.

Taking an Online Course

Each course is 12 weeks long and each week of a course requires 10-12 hours of time commitment per week. More or less time may be required depending on the student’s level of experience. Once you log in, you may be doing a number of things:

  • Watching video clips and listening to audio clips
  • Reading through the course material
  • Taking interactive quizzes
  • Responding to weekly discussion topics
  • Submitting a weekly homework assignment(s)
  • Participating in a one-hour live class with your instructor and classmates. This is scheduled by the instructor based on their personal availability. Days/times for the live class will be announced by the instructor during the first few days of the semester.

All of this is done on your own time, keeping in mind deadlines for discussion posts and homework assignments. The live class is recorded, so if you are unable to make the scheduled class time, you can just watch the recording at your convenience. You may also privately message your instructor at any time with questions.

As the course progresses, you’ll form a community with your classmates and instructor. You can share ideas, collaborate on assignments, submit and critique each other’s projects, and chat in real time, 24/7. You will also have access to your course for one year after its completion.

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