Professional Certificate

Music Theory

Next Term Starts January 8

Tuition

$4,437

3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
Only $3,993.30 when paid all at once

A solid understanding of music theory is no mere academic exercise but a common language that will enable you to concisely communicate with other musicians, a core component of any collaborative endeavor with music. From basics like reading and writing music notation and using scales to advanced topics such as modal and pentatonic melodies and harmonic tensions, you’ll leave this music theory program with a concrete foundation in music. As a result, you’ll approach your next project with a full set of tools and much more confidence.

Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Music Theory 101 (OHARM-101)
Level 1 Course
by Paul Schmeling
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In this introductory music theory course, you'll get the musical foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level. Learn to read, write, really listen and put music theory into practice every day!

Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function (OHARM-201)
Level 2 Course
by Paul Schmeling

Become a more effective player and writer by furthering your music theory background with this 200-level music theory course. Learn more complex chords, progressions, and rhythms to open up your understanding of the elements that help put the groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.

Music Theory 301: Advanced Melody, Harmony, Rhythm (OHARM-301)
Level 3 Course
by Paul Schmeling

Prepare yourself for any future musical endeavor and gain a professional command of the mechanics of contemporary music in this advanced music theory course.

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

  • Professional level 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

Questions?

Contact our Academic Advisors by phone at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or by email at advisors@online.berklee.edu.

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