School Info, Enrollment, & Policies

Berklee Online is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berkleeā€™s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online's award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and Bachelor of Professional Studies degree 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.

Is it for Me?

Is online learning for me?

The following questions will help you determine if online learning is right for you.

  • Are you a motivated student?
  • Do you work well independently?
  • Are you motivated to complete assignments and meet deadlines?
  • During an average day, can you find one or two hours to engage in dialogue, discussion, reading, or research?
  • Do you want to learn more, and would you enjoy collaborating with other classmates?

If you answered “yes” to most of these, you’re ready for online learning with Berklee Online. You should also review our technical requirements which can be found by clicking here

How much time will it take me to keep up with coursework?

On average, you can expect to spend 10 -12 hours per week on your course depending on your experience in the subject area. You should anticipate at least two hours of offline work for every hour of online instruction and participation.

While you get to choose the hours (and the location), you’ll probably want to log on to your course site many times during the week to review lessons, participate in discussions or chats, and upload assignments.

What do you mean by “anytime, anywhere” education?

It means you do not have to be at a specific location at a specific time to do your work. Online learning can take place anytime of the day or night, anywhere you happen to be. While our courses are rigorous and require you to keep up with your coursework and assignments, you get to choose where and when. That’s one of the great advantages of Web-based education. You can incorporate learning into your schedule without compromising your other professional and personal commitments.

Will there be support available?

Yes, you may reach Student Support by email at support@online.berklee.edu, and via telephone at 1-866-BERKLEE ext 3 or 1-617-747-2146 ext 3 if outside the US, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time. We will assist you with any problems you have and we will do our best to provide a response to your question or inquiry within one business day.

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