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Ableton Live FundamentalsCourse by Erin Barra
Ableton Live is a unique and fun environment to explore sound, composition, and performance. In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow inside of this unique software.
History of Film MusicCourse by Jack Freeman
Beginning in the late 1800s with silent films and through to the present day, this course provides an overview of the major stylistic trends and musical influences that led to the development of film scoring as a vital dramatic art form.
Producing Songwriting Demos with LogicCourse by Chrissy Tignor Fisher
Just because you’re a great songwriter doesn’t mean people will know how great your songs are. You need to make recordings that prove the potential of your compositions, which is where Logic Pro X and this course come in. In Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic you’ll learn production approaches and Logic Pro X techniques. Upon completion of the course you’ll have created a professional demo.
Guitar Ensemble TechniquesCourse by Tim Miller
Guitar Ensemble Techniques gives guitarists the essential and practical skills to play well with others in any ensemble situation, whether it’s a big stage performance or an impromptu jam session.
Collaborative SongwritingCourse by Neil Diercks
This project-oriented, workshop-style course presents varied models for songwriting collaboration. The class covers pragmatic issues essential in professional co-writing, including co-writer selection, decision-making and consensus, and contractual and business issues of co-authorship and co-publishing.
Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your SoundCourse by Jeannie Gagné
This course will help the aspiring singer enhance their own ear as they refine their own sound, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style. Learn to analyze other singers' styles, understand vocal anatomy, and, by the end of the course, build your own style toolkit to suit your personal goals.
Music Production Fundamentals for SongwritersCourse by Erin Barra
As a songwriter, you don’t have to limit your compositional tools to just you and your old standby instrument. Technology can offer so many points of entry to make creative ideas become musical realities, but you need a map to help you navigate this technological terrain. This course gives you all you need to learn your way around the latest recording and composing technology. You’ll learn how to use a digital audio workstation (DAW) as a compositional tool, how to arrange with MIDI, and how to engineer and produce your own recordings.
Music Business DNA: How Policy Defines Your Income StreamsCourse by Casey Rae
In order to have a say in the future, music entrepreneurs must have a working knowledge of policy to position themselves in a competitive, global music marketplace. Music Business DNA will probe federal and international music policies that have a direct impact on the paychecks of working artists and music entrepreneurs.
Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro ToolsCourse by Chrissy Tignor-Fisher
If you ever want an established artist to cover one of your songs, you need to have a demo that shows just how much potential your composition has. This course is designed for the songwriter interested in production and engineering high-quality demos at home using Pro Tools. You’ll master Pro Tools techniques, drum programming, synthesis, and sampling, as well as guitar and vocal recording techniques.
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Degree Path Certificates
What is a Degree Path Certificate?
Unlike our traditional multi-course certificate programs, all credits earned in a degree path certificate transfer directly into the certificate's correlating degree major.
Students who successfully complete a degree path certificate with a 2.7 GPA or higher are provisionally accepted into the certificate’s correlating degree major in the online Bachelor of Professional Studies program, pending the student's completion of a degree application and application review by Berklee Online’s Dean of Continuing Education.
Can I enroll in a Degree Path Certificate even if I am not interested in pursuing an online degree?
Yes. All students are eligible to enroll in a degree path certificate, regardless of whether or not they plan to continue into a degree program upon completion of the certificate.
Who are Degree Path Certificates best suited for?
Degree path certificates are best suited for students who aren't yet ready to pursue a robust online degree program, but who would like to begin completing credits that will transfer into Berklee Online’s degree program in the future.
Do I need to complete an application before I can enroll in a Degree Path Certificate?
No, there is no admissions process to enroll in a degree path certificate. Students who wish to enroll in a degree path certificate should simply navigate to the certificate they would like to register for and click “Enroll in this Certificate” to get started.
Note: If you are preparing to enter the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program after completing a degree path certificate, you will be required to fill out an online degree application.
Can I receive federal financial aid for a Degree Path Certificate?
No, federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs.
I just completed a Degree Path Certificate and am interested in pursuing an online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree at Berklee Online. What do I do next?
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