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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Students who want a graduate degree that challenges and rigorously deepens their understanding of their chosen field. Students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience. Gaining a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. Meeting a specific need, or simply getting started with Berklee Online. 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

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

Time Commitment

15+ hours/week per course 10+ hours/week per course 10+ hours/week per course 10+ hours/week per course 10+ hours/week 10+ 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

2 Majors 9 Majors 41 204 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 Yes Yes Yes / No No No No No

Admission Process

Yes Yes No No No No No No

Cost

Up to $34,000 Up to $64,000 Starting at $4,437 Starting at $1,229
(for non-credit)
Free - $169 Free - $39 Free - $10/monthly Free