Online Music Certificates

Complete an online certificate program and gain the professional credentials and marketable skills you need for success.

Professional Advanced Professional Create Your Own
3-5
Courses
8-12
Courses
Professional
(4 Courses)
Advanced Professional
(8 Courses)

Certificate Name Courses / Credits Tuition Required Courses
Ableton Live Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,037
Advanced Music Production Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$6,795
Arranging Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,395
Artist Management Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$6,795
Bass Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,395
Blues Guitar Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,395
Composing and Producing Electronic Music Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,237
Drums Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Electronic Music Production and Sound Design Advanced Professional
9
Courses
27
Credits
$12,711
Game Audio Design and Production Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
General Music Studies Advanced Professional
8
Courses
24
Credits
$11,832 Choose eight courses in any interest area from our course catalog.
General Music Studies Professional
4
Courses
12
Credits
$5,916 Choose four courses in any interest area from our course catalog.
Guitar Advanced Professional
8
Courses
24
Credits
$11,832
Guitar Skills Professional
4
Courses
12
Credits
$5,916
Jazz Composition and Arranging Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Jazz Guitar Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,395
Keyboard Skills Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Keyboard Styles Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Live Sound Production Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,237
Logic Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,037
Lyric Writing Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Music Business Advanced Professional
9
Courses
27
Credits
$12,711
Music Business Fundamentals Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$6,995
Music Marketing Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,037
Music Production Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,195
Music Production and Technology Advanced Professional
12
Courses
36
Credits
$17,348
Music Production using Pro Tools Advanced Professional
8
Courses
24
Credits
$11,632
Music Supervision Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$6,795
Music Theory Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Music Theory and Composition Professional
4
Courses
12
Credits
$5,916
Orchestration for Film and TV Advanced Professional
9
Courses
27
Credits
$13,311
Pro Tools Professional
4
Courses
12
Credits
$5,716
Rock Guitar Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Sampling and Sound Design for Electronic Music Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$6,795
Songwriting Advanced Professional
9
Courses
27
Credits
$13,311
Songwriting Professional
5
Courses
15
Credits
$7,395
Theory, Harmony & Ear Training Advanced Professional
8
Courses
24
Credits
$11,832
Vocal Styles Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Voice Technique and Musicianship Professional
3
Courses
9
Credits
$4,437
Writing and Producing Music Advanced Professional
9
Courses
27
Credits
$13,311
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Certificates Have Changed!

A simpler, more focused approach will provide students with the same valuable professional credentials and the best possible learning experience.

  • What will change?
    Multi-course certificate programs will be reorganized to two tiers:
    • Professional (3-5 Courses)
    • Advanced Professional (8-12 Courses)
  • I'm actively enrolled - what does this mean for me?
    These changes will not impact actively enrolled certificate students.
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Certificate Changes FAQs

Why did Berklee Online reorganize certificate programs?
After an extensive review of our certificate programs, and in preparation for the launch of our online graduate degree programs, we reorganized certificate programs into two tiers: Professional and Advanced Professional. This simpler, more focused approach provides students with the same valuable professional credential and the best possible learning experience. This change does not impact students actively enrolled in a certificate program.
I completed a Master certificate that is now known as an Advanced Professional certificate. What does that mean for me?
We will continue to recognize the Master certificate you have earned, and you will always be able to list it amongst your professional credentials.
I completed a Specialist certificate that is now known as a Professional certificate. What does that mean for me?
We will continue to recognize the Specialist certificate you have earned, and you will always be able to list it amongst your professional credentials.
I'm actively enrolled in a certificate that is being changed to a Professional or Advanced Professional certificate. What does that mean for me?
You are welcome to continue in your existing program or change your certificate to the new version.
How many courses will I be allowed to transfer into my Professional or Advanced Professional certificate?
If you have successfully completed a credit-bearing course with Berklee Online that is part of a certificate program that you wish to pursue, you can apply for a waiver of that course requirement in the program. If a waiver is approved, you will not be required to retake the course. The cost of the waived course will be deducted from the total price of the certificate program.

Note that you need to enroll in the certificate program prior to beginning the last course in the program. All prior courses, if taken outside of the program, are eligible to be waived, provided they were taken for credit, a passing grade was received, and the courses are a requirement or elective in the certificate program.

Courses enrolled from another Berklee Online account, non-credit courses, and CEU courses cannot be waived into a certificate program. We require that students use only one email address/account associated with their course schedule.
I'm in a certificate program that is changing, but I will soon become inactive. When I come back, what is going to happen?
If you enroll in a course by June 29, 2018, you can continue to complete your existing program. After that date, when you come back, you will be placed into the new version of your certificate program.
I want to reactivate my certificate program but it is now in a new tier. What does this mean for me?
Welcome back! Upon reactivation, you can continue your existing program or opt to complete the new version of your program. Any coursework that you completed as part of the previous program will be applied to the new program.
I am currently in a program that is no longer being offered. How does this change affect me?
Although we will no longer offer the program you are currently enrolled in, you will not be affected by the changes taking place. We will continue to recognize your certificate program.
Are there any new certificate offerings?
Yes, we have created an Advanced Professional certificate in General Music Studies, a Professional certificate in Music Theory and Composition, and a Professional certificate in Arranging.
I no longer see my certificate program on the site. How can I see the courses I still need to take in order to complete my program?
You can see the list of courses required for your program by going to “My Certificate Program” on the My Home page.