Professional Certificate

Music Supervision

Now Enrolling for Sept 30 Term Start



5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $6,736.50 when paid all at once

A good music supervisor is in a powerful position - the right music cue can help catapult a film or television show to greatness, and the songwriter or performer to acclaim. Berklee Online's Professional Certificate in Music Supervision gives you the skills you need to excel in the field—how to work with songwriters, producers, artists, publishers, directors, and performance rights organizations; how to know whether a given piece of music would fit a mood or scene; and how to navigate the statutes that govern who gets paid for what when a piece of music is licensed for use in film or TV. This 5-course program explores the ins and outs of legal issues, copyright, music supervision, publishing, and songwriting so that you will be able to function effectively on either side of a licensing transaction—from the position of an artist or as a music business professional.

Course Requirements

5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Music Business Trends and Strategies (OMBUS-240)
Level 2 Course
by Mike King

Gain a forward-thinking approach to the key issues that all musicians, music industry entrepreneurs, managers, and music business professionals face in the main segments of the music industry, and how to leverage the opportunities that the new music business provides.

Music Licensing (OMBUS-496)
Level 4 Course
by Scott Sellwood

Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music! In this course, you'll discover how to create new avenues for placement of your own music, identify current opportunities for your copyrights, and how to use online resources to introduce your music to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.

Copyright Law (OMBUS-385)
Level 3 Course
by Allen Bargfrede

Understand the basics of how your creative works are protected by copyright law, what rights you have as a content owner, and how to leverage your copyrights to generate income.

Music Publishing 101 (OMBUS-270)
Level 2 Course
by Eric Beall

Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.

Music Supervision (OMBUS-495)
Level 4 Course
by Brad Hatfield

Music supervision stands at the center of two very powerful groups in the music industry: the creators of the music and the film and TV productions that rely on music to help tell and sell their story to the public. This course explores the ins and outs of music supervision, so that you will be able to function effectively on either side of a licensing transaction.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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