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Professional Certificate

Songwriting

Next Semester Starts
Jan 10, 2022

Tuition

$7,185

5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,437 Per Course
Only $6,466.50 when paid all at once

There are no absolute "rules" in songwriting. But there are time-tested tools and techniques that have consistently yielded beloved, memorable music. The Songwriting Professional Certificate Program provides you with these proven approaches for writing lyrics, melodies, and harmonies. Whether you’re a new or experienced songwriter, and regardless of whether your goal is to write a chart-topper or to just pack a more emotionally powerful punch with your songs, this program will bring out your best work as a songwriter.

Course Requirements

5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Songwriting: Harmony (OSONG-316)
Jimmy Kachulis
Level 3 Course
by Jimmy Kachulis

Learn how harmony can help convey the essential emotion in your songwriting and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your songwriting style and ideas.

Songwriting: Melody (OSONG-315)
Jimmy Kachulis
Level 3 Course
by Jimmy Kachulis

Create the melodic ideas that convey the emotion of your lyrics, then learn how to develop these melodic ideas into complete sections and songs to suit your songwriting style.

Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs (OSONG-310)
Jimmy Kachulis
Level 3 Course
by Jimmy Kachulis

Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic, and lyrical ideas by crafting songs the way hit songwriters do.

Commercial Songwriting Techniques (OSONG-240)
Andrea Stolpe
Level 2 Course
by Andrea Stolpe

Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.

Collaborative Songwriting (OSONG-420)
Neil Diercks
Level 4 Course
by Neil Diercks

Engage in an intensive program of online songwriting collaboration to develop practical and creative real-world skills for professional co-writing.

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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