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Undergraduate-Level Courses No application required.
In this course you will learn to use Sibelius Ultimate to create lead sheets, scores and parts, and how to enter and format notation so it conforms to the current music publishing standards. Through hands-on lessons and workshops, you will explore the subtleties of notation, as well as explore the fine points of lead sheets, small and large scores, and instrument-specific notation.
Learn how to construct your own melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic language through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques. In this music composition course you'll develop your unique, compositional voice to write music for visual media, concerts, recitals, or personal enjoyment.
Harmony 2 will help you explore concepts such as melodic construction and motif development. You will also build upon principles of linear harmonic continuity (voice leading). The course introduces concepts like guide tones, modal interchange, blues theory, chord progressions, melodic rhythm, form and melody/harmony relationships.
Gain a solid knowledge of modern instrumental writing and competence using twentieth century techniques in composition. In addition, you will gain enhanced listening skills to identify and appreciate new musical styles, and be capable of implementing these skills in your writing, enriching your capacity to express yourself in this intellectually stimulating musical idiom.
In this music composition course, you'll learn how to develop upon virtually any kernel of an idea, from a melodic fragment to a catchy rhythm or phrase, or a nice chord. Explore a variety of approaches to composing and how they work, complete with examples, composer perspectives, and more.
Graduate-Level Courses New! Bachelor's degree required.
Film Score Analysis examines music’s role in film storytelling, explores how film composers establish and use an effective musical vocabulary, and expands your overall knowledge of film, teaching you to see films through the lens of a filmmaker.
Whether the location of a film is a certain country, or the characters are from a particular part of the world, a director may want to reflect the culture being shown to varying degrees. This course will present a framework by which you will learn how to research and make appropriate choices for films that require music of a different culture.
Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.
Graduate Certificates New! 3 Courses, Bachelor's degree required.
Learn to balance original artistic expression with filmmakers’ visions. You’ll analyze, compose, and stylistically adapt scores for film, and study dimensions of music that you can employ to support a film, whether it’s the narrative structure, setting, or the lives of the characters on the screen.
Advanced Professional Certificates 8-12 Courses
Professional Certificates 3-5 Courses
Music Degree Programs
Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.