Online Music Certificates

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

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(4 Courses)
Advanced Professional
(8 Courses)

Level: Professional
Ableton Live
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
This program culminates in in-depth training on Live components such as Operator, Sampler, Analog, Tension, and Electric. You'll gain the chops to bring to life your most creative musical ideas, both in the studio, and onstage!
Level: Professional
Advanced Music Production
$6,885
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
$7,085
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Whether you're a current artist manager looking to sharpen your skills, an aspiring artist manager, or a manager for yourself or your band, this program will cover all the key areas of the music business that require your thorough understanding, such as licensing, touring, finance, marketing, and music business trends and strategies.
Level: Professional
Bass
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Whether you’re inspired by Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Les Claypool, Geddy Lee, or any number of other great bassists, the commonality between them is their mastery of the performance skills and concepts taught in this program, including time, harmony, tonality, timbre, taste, scales, groove, and compositional techniques like tritones, pedal points, and double stops.
Level: Professional
Blues Guitar
$4,291
3 Courses (9 Credits)
With the help of ace members of Berklee’s guitar department you’ll build a vocabulary of chords and scales, master blues techniques like bottleneck slide and fingerpicked melodies, and explore your own personal sound. Upon completion, you’ll have all the rhythms, riffs, licks, leads, and solos you need to really play the blues.
Level: Professional
Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
You'll study the classics as well as cutting edge contemporary films, and learn to compose and orchestrate the types of 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 a producer, this certificate program will teach you how to add an electronic flavor to your production and move your pieces to the next level.
Level: Professional
Drums
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Focusing on rock, funk, and R&B settings, this program will advance your skills in these areas, starting with the basics of musicianship and technique and concluding with forays into advanced improvisation.
Level: Advanced Professional
Electronic Music Production and Sound Design
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
Whether you are a performing electronic musician with recording experience or a newcomer looking to fill in gaps in your knowledge, this program meets you where you are and helps you raise your game to the next level.
Level: Professional
Game Audio Design and Production
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
By the program’s end, you will have developed solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelance game audio professional.
Level: Advanced Professional
General Music Studies
$11,976
8 Courses (24 Credits)
This customizable program offering provides you with the flexibility to earn an Advanced Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing eight courses from any interest area.
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Level: Professional
General Music Studies
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
The Professional Certificate in General Music Studies provides students with the flexibility to choose four courses from any interest area into a dedicated certificate program.
Required Courses
Level: Advanced Professional
Guitar
$11,776
8 Courses (24 Credits)
From rock to jazz or folk to metal, what separates the great guitarists from the rest is their mastery of the skills taught in this program. From basics like chords and scales to nuances like improvisation techniques, form, control, and inflection, this certificate program will take your guitar playing to the next level.
Level: Professional
Guitar Skills
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Beginning with guitar basics like chords and scales and moving on to nuances like improvisation techniques, form, control, and inflection, this Professional Certificate Program will take your guitar playing to the next level.
Level: Professional
Jazz Composition and Arranging
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Become a versatile and sought-after jazz composer and arranger by advancing your skills with some of Berklee’s most renowned jazz educators.
Level: Professional
Jazz Guitar
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Jazz guitar greats like John Scofield and Pat Metheny launched their careers at Berklee, learning the same core fundamentals presented in this certificate program, including scales, chords, melodic tension, and improvisation.
Level: Professional
Keyboard Skills
$4,291
3 Courses (9 Credits)
There is always a demand for dynamic, expressive, and well-rounded keyboard players, and this program is geared toward enabling you to be comfortable in any number of different musical situations.
Level: Professional
Keyboard Styles
$4,091
3 Courses (9 Credits)
There is always a demand for dynamic, expressive, and well-rounded keyboard players, and this program is geared toward enabling you to be comfortable in any number of different musical situations.
Level: Professional
Live Sound Production
$4,291
3 Courses (9 Credits)
In this professional certificate program, you’ll advance your knowledge in one of the music industry’s main growth areas: sound for concerts and other live events.
Level: Professional
Logic
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
In this program, you'll strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions.
Level: Professional
Lyric Writing
$4,291
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Under the guidance of Berklee’s accomplished songwriting faculty, you’ll study the key methodologies and strategies for writing impactful lyrics and in turn, learning how to better express yourself.
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Business
$13,273
9 Courses (27 Credits)
With a Berklee music business certificate, you will gain more than a credential that offers you an edge over the competition; you will be best positioned to forge ahead as a trailblazer in the music business models of the future.
Level: Professional
Music Business Fundamentals
$7,085
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a business plan, an enterprising musician, or somewhere between, the Music Business Fundamentals Professional Certificate Program is designed to turn your music industry aspirations into realities.
Level: Professional
Music Marketing
$4,291
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
$6,885
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Berklee’s incomparable music production faculty present this detailed certificate program to guide you in this work, from concept to completed, mastered recording. Bridging theory and practice, you’ll learn the art and the science of producing great music on any digital audio workstation (DAW).
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Production and Technology
$16,964
12 Courses (36 Credits)
In this certificate program, you’ll learn all of this and develop a portfolio along the way, working with Berklee’s renowned music production and engineering faculty and collaborating with musicians and producers from all over the world.
Level: Advanced Professional
Music Production using Pro Tools
$11,776
8 Courses (24 Credits)
Berklee alumni in the music industry often note that their mastery of Pro Tools has opened doors for them. Avid’s Pro Tools is the industry-standard audio production platform, and Berklee Online is the exclusive provider of Avid’s Pro Tools certificate curriculum
Level: Professional
Music Supervision
$6,885
5 Courses (15 Credits)
Berklee Online's Professional Certificate in Music Supervision gives you the skills you need to excel in the field—how to work with songwriters, producers, artists, publishers, directors, and performance rights organizations; how to know whether a given piece of music would fit a mood or scene; and how to navigate the statutes that govern who gets paid for what when a piece of music is licensed for use in film or TV.
Level: Professional
Music Theory
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
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.
Level: Professional
Music Theory and Composition
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Learn the ins and outs of music theory while you gain an enriched appreciation for how different cultures throughout the ages have contributed to varied practices in melody, harmony, and rhythm. Most importantly, this Professional Certificate Program will prepare you apply knowledge and insights on music theory to your own compositions.
Level: Advanced Professional
Orchestration for Film and TV
$13,473
9 Courses (27 Credits)
Drawing on the most up-to-date tools and information, this extensive certificate program will help equip you to become a more marketable composer and/or songwriter by offering in-depth instruction in orchestration while also delving into the placement techniques that will help your music find a home--and a paycheck--via TV, movies, video games, and other media.
Level: Professional
Pro Tools
$5,988
4 Courses (12 Credits)
Learn the basics and advanced pro 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
$4,291
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Nobody becomes a guitar virtuoso overnight, but this Professional Certificate Program sets you on a path that—with practice and persistence—can lead to guitar greatness.
Level: Professional
Sampling and Sound Design for Electronic Music
$7,485
5 Courses (15 Credits)
The Sampling and Sound Design for Electronic Music Professional Certificate Program demystifies topics central to electronic music production and sound design, such as setting up your home recording studio, sampling, digital signal processing, synthesis, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and more.
Level: Advanced Professional
Songwriting
$12,873
9 Courses (27 Credits)
While there is no “right” or “wrong” way to write a song, there are time-tested tools and techniques that have consistently yielded beloved, memorable music. Studying with Berklee’s accomplished songwriting faculty, you'll delve into lyric writing, melody, harmony, theory, arranging, and strategies employed by some of the all-time great songwriters.
Level: Professional
Songwriting
$6,685
5 Courses (15 Credits)
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.
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
$3,891
3 Courses (9 Credits)
Whether you’re a seasoned professional vocalist looking to expand your repertoire, or an amateur who wants to sing more effectively, studying with Berklee’s renowned faculty will give you an understanding of vocal technique across genres that will help you find your own unique voice, literally!
Level: Professional
Voice Technique and Musicianship
$4,491
3 Courses (9 Credits)
This certificate program offers music theory (intervals, scales, harmony, etc.), ear training (time, rhythm, pitch using the solfege method, etc.), and voice studies (breath, technique, vocal care, etc.)—all knowledge that is tailored to you as a vocalist.
Level: Advanced Professional
Writing and Producing Music
$12,873
9 Courses (27 Credits)
In this program, you'll come away with the multi-faceted skill set necessary to start or advance your career as a contemporary writer/producer.