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Professional Certificate

Music Theory

Next semester starts September 23



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,445 Per Course
Only $3,901.50 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.

Course Requirements

3 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Music Theory 101 (OHARM-101 • Level 1 Course)

    Learn music theory and gain the foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level by reading, writing, and critically listening to music.

  • Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function (OHARM-201 • Level 2 Course)

    Become a more effective player and writer by studying harmony and furthering your music theory background to understand the rhythms, progressions, and complex chords in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.

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

    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 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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