Advanced Professional Certificate

Theory, Harmony & Ear Training

Next Term Starts January 8

Tuition

$11,832

8 Courses (24 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
Only $10,648.80 when paid all at once

Performing, writing, or producing music without ear training and a firm understanding of music theory and harmony is like navigating without a map; you may still get somewhere, but it may not be exactly where you had hoped. This music theory certificate program will help you gain a professional command of the mechanics behind most of the contemporary music that you enjoy. Armed with knowledge of scales, intervals, chords, and arranging techniques, you’ll apply concepts to your own work and your musical choices will become more intentional as you hear things in music that you never heard before.

Requirements

8 Courses to Complete this Certificate (5 Required, plus 3 Electives)

5 Required Courses

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!

Basic Ear Training 1 (OEART-115)
Level 1 Course
by Roberta Radley and Matt Marvuglio

This practical approach to ear training will help you build your confidence as a performer by teaching you how to notate basic rhythms and better identify the different parts of a song.

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.

Getting Inside Harmony 1 (OHARM-110)
Level 1 Course
by Michael Rendish

Use harmony creatively in your playing and writing. Learn to hear and modify chord progressions, improvise effectively from chord to chord and deepen your understanding of music's inner workings.

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?

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