Compare Our Music Education Offerings

Berklee Online provides a wealth of music education opportunities for today's aspiring musician.
Here's a quick look to help you decide which offering is right for you.

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Online Bachelor Degree Programs

Online MBA in Music Business (In partnership with SNHU)

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Meeting a specific need, or simply getting started with Berklee Online. Gaining a deeper proficiency in a chosen area.
Students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience. Students who want a graduate degree combining rigorous business studies with a specialization in music business. Students with an interest in low interaction Berklee Online courses in a large class setting. Students with an interest in low interaction Berklee Online courses in a large class setting. Students with an interest in low interaction Berklee Online courses in a large class setting. Students with an interest in experiencing video instruction by Berklee instructors.

Length of Courses/Programs

12 Weeks 3-18 Months 2-4 Years 1-3 Years 4-16 Weeks 4-6 Weeks 4 Sessions, 4 Weeks N/A

Time Commitment

8+ hours/week per course 8+ hours/week per course 8+ hours/week per course 8+ hours/week per course 8+ hours/week 8+ hours/week Approximately 50-60 hours of work, including both lectures and independent student learning time. N/A

Number of Courses/Programs to Choose From

174 62 9 Majors 1 Major 21 Courses 5 Courses 1 Course (Sound Design with Kontakt) 100+

1-on-1 Instruction & Feedback

Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Interaction with Like-Minded Students

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Live Chat with Berklee Instructors

Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Project-Based Curriculum

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Class Size

20 or less 20 or less 20 or less 20 or less 1k and up 1k and up 1k and up N/A

Accredited

Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Earn Credits?

Yes / No Yes Yes Yes No No No No

Admission Process

No No Yes Yes No No No No

Cost

Starting at $1,229
(for uncredited)
Starting at $4,437 Up to $64,000 Up to $25,000 Free - $169 Free - $39 Free - $10/monthly Free