Online Music Certificates

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

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Level: Professional
Ableton Live
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Gain the music production skills to bring your most creative ideas to life, in the studio and onstage, with this concentration in Ableton Live.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Advanced Music Production
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
In this advanced certificate program, Berklee’s incomparable music production faculty will guide you through the art of mixing, the most effective microphone and audio mastering techniques, best practices for vocal production, and creative music production skills.
Level: Professional
Arranging
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
In this program, you’ll learn to create dynamic arrangements for rhythm sections, horns, small ensembles, sequenced/sampled sounds, strings, and woodwinds.
Level: Professional
Artist Management
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Gain the skills needed to guide artists through today’s music industry with courses that address major scenarios you will confront as an artist manager.
Level: Professional
Bass
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Gain performance skills and learn concepts such as time, harmony, tonality, timbre, and groove, plus compositional techniques such as tritones and pedal points.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Blues Guitar
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
With the help of Berklee’s Guitar Department, you’ll learn all the rhythms, riffs, licks, leads, and solos you’ll need to play the blues.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Study the classics as well as contemporary films and learn how to compose scores that will both complement the visuals and elicit strong emotions from viewers.
Level: Professional
Composing and Producing Electronic Music
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Whether you’re a musician or producer, learn how to add an electronic flavor to your productions and move your work to the next level.
Level: Graduate
Compositional Approaches to Film Scoring
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Learn to analyze, compose, and stylistically adapt scores for film, while also studying dimensions of music that you can employ to support a narrative.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Graduate
Creative Recording and Music Production Techniques
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
By exploring the intersection where technical skills and creative ideas meet, you will learn to produce recordings that convey your vision while utilizing innovative editing and vocal production techniques.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Professional
Drums
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Advance your drumming in rock, funk, and R&B settings, starting with musicianship and technique, and concluding with advanced improvisation.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Advanced Professional
Electronic Music Production and Sound Design
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
Learn about topics central to electronic music production such as setting up your home recording studio, sampling, synthesis, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and more.
Level: Graduate
Film Scoring Technology
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Learn industry-standard programs for film scoring and explore essential skills of the craft like developing orchestral mockups, mixing, sampling, and synthesis.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Professional
Game Audio Design and Production
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Develop a solid foundation in sound production and engineering that will prepare you to work in-house or as a freelancer in the video game industry.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Advanced Professional
General Music Studies
$11,976
8 Courses (24 Credits)
This customizable program allows you to earn an Advanced Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing eight courses from any interest area.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
  • Choose eight undergraduate-level courses in any interest area from our .
Level: Professional
General Music Studies
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
This customizable program allows you to earn a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing four courses from any interest area.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
  • Choose four undergraduate-level courses in any interest area from our .
Level: Advanced Professional
Guitar
$11,976
8 Courses (24 Credits)
Learn the basics (chords and scales), as well as more advanced components of guitar (improvisation, form, and inflection) that will take your playing to the next level. You’ll also take a deep dive into blues and acoustic guitar techniques.
Level: Professional
Guitar Skills
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Learn the basics of chords and scales, as well as the nuances of improvisation, form, and inflection that will take your guitar playing to the next level.
Level: Professional
Jazz Composition and Arranging
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Become a versatile jazz composer and arranger by advancing your skills with some of Berklee’s most renowned jazz educators.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Jazz Guitar
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Learn the fundamentals of jazz guitar by exploring topics such as scales, chords, melodic tension, and improvisation.
Level: Professional
Keyboard Skills
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Explore the keyboard vocabulary common to blues and rock genres, then focus on solo improvisation. By the end of the program, you’ll take be a more confident and creative keyboardist.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Keyboard Styles
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Learn different keyboard performance styles, starting with signature riffs and licks of the masters, and then increase your repertoire and develop your improvisation skills.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Live Sound Production
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Study all of the techniques a mix engineer needs to know to work live sound at a concert, such as equalization, dynamics, microphone technique, and more.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Logic
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic and gain a better understanding of tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic music.
Level: Professional
Lyric Writing
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Study the key methodologies and strategies for writing impactful lyrics and in turn, learn how to better express yourself through your songs.
Level: Graduate
Mixing, Mastering, and Production for Visual Media
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Hone your skills as an engineer by learning advanced mixing and mastering techniques in a variety of genres by producing recordings for various formats.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Business
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
The implications of innovation in the music business extend to management, marketing, licensing, publishing, distribution, touring, finance, and more. In this program you will learn about all of these disciplines to position yourself as a trailblazer in the music business models of the future.
Level: Graduate
Music Business Entrepreneurship
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Learn how to be an entrepreneur in the music business with an in depth look at finance, money markets, and traditional and non-traditional ways to fund music.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Professional
Music Business Fundamentals
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business-minded musician, or anywhere in between, learn how to turn your music industry aspirations into a reality.
Level: Graduate
Music Business Law and Policy
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Learn how music business law and policy influence revenue streams in the music industry by examining contracts, copyright ownership, and industry case studies.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Graduate
Music Business Marketing and Management
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Become a music business management and marketing expert through hands-on experience, and gain the skills needed to develop an artist and build their fanbase.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Professional
Music Marketing
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
In this certificate program you’ll explore the innovations, technologies, and trends shaping the marketing strategies of today’s music business.
Level: Professional
Music Production
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Develop your production skills on any DAW with the help of Berklee’s music production faculty, guiding you from the start to a mastered recording.
Level: Graduate
Music Production Analysis and Studio Design
$8,280
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Explore how the human ear perceives and interprets sounds and learn how to apply this knowledge to design a professional-level music production environment.
Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level certificates.
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Production and Technology
$17,964
12 Courses (36 Credits)
Gain an understanding of the tools, technologies, and techniques needed for a successful career producing, recording, mixing, engineering, and mastering music.
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Production using Pro Tools
$11,976
8 Courses (24 Credits)
Learn the basics and advanced tips of harnessing the powerful capabilities of Pro Tools to set up your studio and excel in audio editing, mixing, and mastering.
Level: Professional
Music Supervision
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Learn the ins and outs of music supervision, strengthening your ability to determine whether a given piece of music would fit a mood or scene for film or TV.
Level: Professional
Music Theory
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Gain a concrete foundation in music, from reading and writing music notation to advanced topics such as modal and pentatonic melodies and harmonic tensions.
Level: Professional
Music Theory and Composition
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Explore music theory in depth while learning how different cultures throughout the ages have contributed to varied practices in melody, harmony, and rhythm. Then apply this knowlege to your own compositions.
Level: Advanced Professional
Orchestration for Film and TV
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
Become a more marketable composer with in depth instruction of orchestration, where you’ll learn placement techniques that will help your music find a home.
Level: Professional
Pro Tools
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Learn the basics and advanced tips of harnessing the powerful capabilities of Pro Tools to set up your studio and excel in audio editing, mixing, and mastering.
Level: Professional
Rock Guitar
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Discover what it takes to play well-executed rock guitar, from phrasing, rhythm, tone, modes, to improvisation techniques that can take you to the next level.
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Sampling and Sound Design for Electronic Music
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Learn about topics central to electronic music production such as setting up your home recording studio, sampling, synthesis, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and more.
Level: Advanced Professional
Songwriting
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
Delve into lyric writing, melody, harmony, theory, arranging, and the songwriting strategies employed by some of the all-time greatest songwriters.
Level: Professional
Songwriting
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Whether you’re a new or experienced songwriter, and regardless of whether your goal is to write a hit or just more emotionally powerful songs, this program will bring out your best work as a songwriter.
Level: Advanced Professional
Theory, Harmony & Ear Training
$11,976
8 Courses (24 Credits)
This music theory certificate program will help you gain a professional command of the mechanics behind most of the contemporary music that you enjoy.
Level: Professional
Vocal Styles
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Gain an understanding of vocal technique across genres that will help you expand your repertoire, sing more effectively, and find your own unique voice, literally!
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Professional
Voice Technique and Musicianship
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Catered to vocalists, this certificate program offers everything from music theory to ear training to voice studies (breath, technique, vocal care, etc.).
Required Courses You'll Complete as Part of this Certificate
Level: Advanced Professional
Writing and Producing Music
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
In this program, you’ll come away with the multifaceted skill set necessary to start or advance your career as a contemporary writer/producer.