Online Music Courses

Our 12-week online music courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs
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    OMPRD-278
    Ableton Live Fundamentals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and more.
    OMPRD-383
    Ableton Live Techniques: Non-Linear Creative Strategies and Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Take a deep dive into composing with Ableton by learning and leveraging linear and non-linear creative techniques using advanced Ableton Live tools.
    OMPRD-282
    Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building off of Ableton Live Fundamentals, explore common sampling concepts applicable to all samplers and techniques that are unique to Ableton Live.
    OMPRD-379
    Ableton Live Techniques: Synthesis and DSP
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building off of Ableton Live Fundamentals, explore how you can use the many synthesizers and audio effects in Ableton Live to achieve sounds found in contemporary music production.
    OGUIT-351
    Acoustic Blues Guitar
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore acoustic blues guitar, from fingerpicking melodies to soloing over independent bass patterns, to performing in the acoustic bottleneck slide style.
    OGUIT-350
    Acoustic Guitar Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Strengthen your rhythmic strumming, use of alternate tunings, and fingerstyle playing, and improve your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.
    OLMSC-215
    Acoustics
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a better recording and live sound engineer, and improve your editing and mixing environment by learning the ins and outs of acoustics.
    OMPRD-262
    Advanced Audio Ear Training for Mix Engineers
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Expand your production skills and critical listening by learning how to identify and implement mix strategies and a wide array of professional mix approaches.
    OMPRD-662
    Advanced Audio/Music Mastering: Theory and Practice
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn mastering theories and techniques to deliver quality masters in a variety of genres, for various platforms including vinyl, lossy codecs, and streaming.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OGUIT-352
    Advanced Blues Guitar
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to play rhythm guitar parts and solos over a variety of blues progressions, grooves, and tempos in styles such as shuffles, funky blues, soul, and more.
    OMPRD-650
    Advanced Mixing Techniques
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore advanced mixing techniques such as balance, EQ, dynamics, spatial effects, automation, pitch and time correction, mixing for digital streaming services, and more.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMPRD-425
    Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This advanced music production course provides you with a deep understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that you can apply to a wide variety of styles.
    OPERC-324
    Afro-Cuban Drums
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Strengthen your overall versatility as a drummer by learning the rich grooves and rhythmic concepts of Afro-Cuban music.
    OLMSC-130
    Applied Mathematics for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This action-oriented course is designed to help you build your own knowledge of, and confidence in, math in practical ways that relate directly to the world of music.
    OMPRD-507
    Architectural, Acoustic, and Audio System Design for the Modern Music Production Studio
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    This course will help you understand, design, and implement a professional music production environment for the projects you embark on.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-130
    Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore all of the aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section and essential techniques for arranging music for a band.
    OSONG-250
    Arranging for Songwriters: Instrumentation and Production in Songwriting
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create a unique sound and explore tools and techniques that will help you craft songs with the instrumentation and production to support your intended emotional meaning.
    OCWPR-332
    Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Take your arranging abilities to the next level by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.
    OCWPR-250
    Arranging: Contemporary Styles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the styles that have influenced contemporary music in Europe and the US.
    OCWPR-231
    Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop your writing and arranging skills for small and large ensembles and learn techniques that you can apply to both live instrumentation and sequences.
    OCWPR-333
    Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments and learn how to apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
    OLART-231
    Art History
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Look at a variety of media including painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the diverse ways that art is meaningful to the human experience.
    OMPRD-420
    Art of Mixing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the many creative and technical considerations you need to know to mix music in today's production environment.
    OMBUS-235
    Artist Management
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the role and importance of an artist manager, what they do, and how it impacts the career of the artist and their brand.
    OMBUS-657
    Artist Management in the Music Business
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn the strategy behind effective artist management, as well as the best approaches for growing and sustaining artists' careers, and much more.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMPRD-210
    Audio Fundamentals for Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio, integrating both analog and digital elements.
    OMPRD-342
    Audio Mastering Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in creating a final master recording ready for duplication, replication, or online distribution.
    OMPRD-389
    Audio Post Production for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a more marketable and in-demand producer by learning the fundamentals of audio post production for film and television: sound design, foley, dialogue, and more.
    OMPRD-677
    Audio/Music Production for Visual Media
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the tools, techniques, workflows, and creative considerations in producing audio for film, television, and related media.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OEART-115
    Basic Ear Training
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Build your confidence as a performer with this practical approach to ear training by learning how to notate rhythms and identify different parts of a song.
    OPERF-110
    Basic Improvisation
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn an approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and instruments by studying legendary players and finding your own style by learning to develop solos on the fly.
    OBASS-130
    Bass Performance 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Study the music of famous electric and acoustic bass players, and learn to create and perform your own unique bass lines in a variety of different styles.
    OPIAN-100
    Berklee Keyboard Method
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Master the basics of piano keyboard technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts like interpretation of lead sheets and improv.
    OGUIT-222
    Blues Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the techniques and licks of blues legends such as T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and more to explore the form, feel, and harmony that will help to bring a blues sound to your playing.
    OPIAN-220
    Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the piano and keyboard techniques and improvisation styles associated with common blues and rock styles. Explore theory, harmonic concepts, patterns, and more.
    OLSOC-200
    Business Communications
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques for choosing the right format, tone, and message for diverse audiences and the most appropriate way to deliver the message.
    OLART-400
    Career and Job Success in the Music Industry
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the ins and outs of career development and learn from Berklee alumni and employers about what you need to succeed in the music industry today.
    OGUIT-225
    Classic Rock Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Elevate your playing by learning the styles and techniques of the architects of classic rock guitar: Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Gilmour, and Page.
    OSONG-420
    Collaborative Songwriting
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Engage in an intensive program of online songwriting collaboration to develop practical and creative real-world skills for professional co-writing.
    OSONG-240
    Commercial Songwriting Techniques
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
    OMPRD-599
    Commercial Vocal Production
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Develop the skills necessary to create vocal-focused recordings that are contemporary and commercially viable. You will explore voice as an instrument that is naturally expressive, but can also be technologically processed.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-397
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create electronic music in a variety of styles such as drum and bass, glitch, dub, trance, downtempo, house, and techno.
    OCWPR-398
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1, gain the skills to identify, appreciate, and utilize new musical styles and techniques.
    OCOMP-599
    Composing the Orchestral Film Score
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the orchestral film score process by composing, mocking up, orchestrating, and copying a cue that a professional orchestra will record in the 10th week of this course.
    OCOMP-590
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Compositional Voice Development in Film Scoring provides you with methods and exercises for expanding your compositional voice.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCOMP-285
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop a unique compositional voice to write music through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques.
    OCOMP-385
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 2
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a solid knowledge of modern instrumental writing and competence using twentieth century techniques in composition. In addition, you will gain enhanced listening skills to identify and appreciate new musical styles, and be capable of implementing these skills in your writing, enriching your capacity to express yourself in this intellectually stimulating musical idiom.
    OCWPR-334
    Contemporary Vocal Arranging
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Master the concepts of vocal writing and arranging and learn to write vocal charts in a number of contemporary styles, including jazz, folk, pop, and R&B.
    OMBUS-385
    Copyright Law
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Understand how creative works are protected by copyright law, what rights you have as a content owner, and how to leverage your copyrights to generate income.
    OCOMP-250
    Counterpoint
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a broad overview of counterpoint and the art of writing lines that support both the melody and the overall structure of a composition.
    OMPRD-402
    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore modern sound design techniques that give you the tools to get ahead of the game, in both audio-for-visuals projects and music production.
    OMBUS-391
    Creative Entrepreneurship
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track and learn to leverage your creativity for business innovation.
    OMPRD-475
    Creative Music Production Skills
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain insight into the art of music production and develop the necessary skills for producing music according to professional standards.
    OMPRD-588
    Creative Recording and Editing Techniques in Music Production
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Develop creative and essential recording techniques and explore the advanced audio editing necessary to achieve professional sounding recordings in any setting.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCOMP-320
    Creative Strategies for Composition Beyond Style
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore a variety of approaches to composing and learn how to develop any musical idea, from a melodic fragment to a catchy rhythm or phrase, or a chord.
    OLART-216
    Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write clearly and strongly in your own unique voice, bringing your full self to your writing process every time you write.
    OLART-201
    Creative Writing: Literature Studies for Musicians
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Strengthen your writing skills and creative expression by exploring works of fiction, personal narrative, poetry, playwriting, and even music journalism.
    OLART-215
    Creative Writing: Poetry
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to craft and control your writing, enhance your ideas, and write better lyrics through the study of poetry.
    OMPRD-525
    Critical Analysis of Music Production Techniques
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn to dissect music for its use of various production techniques, including arrangement, instrumentation, performance, mix considerations, and more.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMPRD-162
    Critical Listening 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.
    OMBUS-537
    Data Analytics in the Music Business
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Gain a deep understanding of the role of data in the business of music through illustrative case studies and practical application..
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OLART-100
    Developing Your Artistry
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore what it means to be an artist, from a philosophical and practical perspective while learning how to plan and sustain a creative career.
    OPERC-160
    Drum Set Fundamentals
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.
    OEART-119
    Ear Training 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Ear Training 1 is all about learning how to accurately recognize, imagine, remember, and notate musical sounds, while gaining the ability to read music notation.
    OEART-120
    Ear Training 2
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building off of Ear Training 1, Ear Training 2 will improve your improvisation skills, musical interaction in performance, and music perception in listening.
    OEART-215
    Ear Training for Live Performance
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play what you hear more quickly, become more certain of the notes you are performing, and respond to music with greater conviction and expression.
    OCOMP-525
    Film Score Analysis
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how film composers use an effective musical vocabulary while you expand your own overall knowledge of film, and start seeing films through the lens of a filmmaker.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-260
    Film Scoring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create original music to accompany a visual medium by learning film scoring techniques that range from fundamental to advanced.
    OGUIT-210
    Fundamentals of Classical Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a foundational, working repertoire for classical guitar and learn techniques including tremolo, rasgueado, slurs, and percussion effects.
    OPERC-263
    Funk/R&B Drums
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop solid time and a Funk/R&B feel to your playing, exploring topics from triplet-based blues to gospel patterns, and everything in between.
    OGUIT-328
    Funk/Rock and R&B Guitar Soloing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the appropriate scales, the best use of effects, and the rhythmic and melodic timing to create an authentic funk-based solo and sound.
    OMPRD-345
    Game Audio Production with Wwise
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to compose music, unique sounds, and voices for video games and explore the creative process and practical challenges of game audio production.
    OLART-205
    Game Design Principles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn video game design by drafting ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising. This is the process that is at the heart of the video game industry.
    OPERF-312
    Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world.
    OHARM-110
    Getting Inside Harmony 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to identify and modify chord progressions, improvise effectively from chord to chord, and deepen your understanding of music’s inner workings.
    OHARM-211
    Getting Inside Harmony 2
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore more advanced principals in harmony, including melodic and harmonic tension, chord substitution, and chromatically altered chords.
    OGUIT-223
    Getting Your Guitar Sound
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country, and other genres, with an authentic guitar tone.
    OGUIT-120
    Guitar Chords 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Add dynamics and expression to your playing and gain a greater feel for your instrument through Berklee’s approach to constructing chords and chord voicings.
    OGUIT-320
    Guitar Chords 201: Chord Melody and Inversions
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Improve your style, technique, and tone as you learn open triads, 7th chord structures, open triadic shapes, and inversions in a variety of musical styles
    OGUIT-460
    Guitar Ensemble Techniques
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the many creative and technical considerations you need to know to mix music in today’s production environment.
    OGUIT-420
    Guitar Improvisation Techniques
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play a great guitar solo! Guitar Improvisation Techniques is for guitarists who may know the technical aspects of playing, but lack the theory needed to build a solo that moves listeners.
    OGUIT-121
    Guitar Scales 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the guitar fretboard by gaining a firm understanding of scales and modes.
    OEART-320
    Harmonic Ear Training: Recognizing Chord Progressions
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by learning to recognize what is going on within chord progressions.
    OHARM-212
    Harmony 2
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore concepts such as melodic construction and motif development and learn about modal interchange, blues theory, and harmony/melody relationships.
    OLART-220
    History of Film Music
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is a survey of music in film, covering everything from the late 1800s to the present day.
    OCOMP-492
    Interactive Scoring for Games
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the fundamental music approaches and skills that professional composers use to create interactive scores for games.
    OMBUS-320
    International Music Marketing: Developing Your Music Career Abroad
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain in-depth knowledge on the expertise and strategy required to release, market, publish, tour, and export music in the global music industry.
    OLART-111
    Introduction to College Writing
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop academic writing and expository prose techniques for creating clear and coherent written works necessary for college-level work.
    OLMSC-150
    Introduction to Computer Programming for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to read, understand, and modify basic code in a variety of languages, whether in music creation software, web-based applications, or business software, with an organized, logical approach.
    OLART-160
    Introduction to Digital Cinematography
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques for producing any kind of video, including a music video or short film.
    OMPRD-295
    Introduction to Game Audio
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a solid foundation of sound production and engineering skills that will prepare you to work at a game development company or as a freelancer.
    OCDAN-103
    Introduction to Iconic Dance and Urban Movement

    This is a Boston Conservatory course offered through Berklee Online.

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will take you through an analysis of dance trends and their absorption and cultivation in American culture, focusing on urban styles and their evolution in commercial and social settings. We will examine iconic dances as movement trends stemming from ordinary spaces in society, reflecting the socio-political ideology of the culture and show how they define the eras of their origins.
    OMUTH-201
    Introduction to Music Therapy
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain an understanding of the music therapy profession, including training requirements, levels of practice, and music therapy methods.
    OMPRD-341
    Introduction to Procedural Music Software with Max
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to use Max to enhance and simplify real-time musical expression, analyze musical tendencies, and interpret gestural input to direct autonomous musical processes.
    OCWPR-335
    Jazz Arranging
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore techniques that will allow you to write effective jazz arrangements for all types of instrumental combinations.
    OBASS-332
    Jazz Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the tools you need to improvise jazz bass lines by learning to recognize common chord progressions in standards and studying works by the greats.
    OCOMP-395
    Jazz Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.
    OGUIT-327
    Jazz Guitar 101
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Study the styles of some of the most influential jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind language, building melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.
    OGUIT-427
    Jazz Guitar 201: Advanced Jazz Guitar Improvisation
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop your jazz guitar performance skills by learning advanced techniques to improvise over chord changes, both in traditional standards and modern harmony.
    OPIAN-315
    Jazz Piano
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Strengthen your command of the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up the rich art form of jazz on the piano or keyboard.
    OVOIC-242
    Jazz Voice
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Studying jazz vocal greats like Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan you’ll find your own voice and gain confidence singing with an array of standards.
    OPIAN-150
    Keyboard for the Electronic Musician
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Build skills that will help you write, produce, and perform music using keyboards ranging from acoustic piano to modern controllers with virtual instruments.
    OMPRD-208
    Learn to DJ with Traktor
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn all of the ins and outs of the Traktor Pro 2 software, and all of the different ways you can use Traktor to DJ and remix your tracks live.
    OMBUS-380
    Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the legal issues that concern musicians and songwriters, and the important changes that have evolved as a result of the shifts in the music industry.
    OMPRD-287
    Live Sound: Mixing and Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to construct a high-quality mix for live sound and identify proper microphone technique, effects, and processing to build professional sounds and vocals.
    OSONG-220
    Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Generate more and better lyric ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways with your songs.
    OSONG-221
    Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write effective song titles and discover how to build lyrics, develop the rhythms of your song sections, and create contrasting sections and ideas.
    OSONG-222
    Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Get the most out of your song lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.
    OGUIT-227
    Metal Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Master solos and rhythm parts in the metal/progressive rock style by learning scales, shapes, and theory on the guitar fretboard.
    OMPRD-355
    Microphone Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to produce high-quality results with effective microphone technique, whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or large big-band jazz ensemble.
    OMPRD-382
    Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions, including EQ, dynamics processing, reverb, delays, and more.
    OMPRD-380
    Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn mixing and mastering—two key elements of music production—by learning the Berklee approach using the Pro Tools software.
    OCOMP-588
    Mixing the Film Score
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the tools, techniques, workflows, and creative considerations specific to the creation of music for film and television.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-274
    Modern Music Marketing: Music Promotion, Fan Relationships, and Direct-to-Fan Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Take an in-depth look at the tools and emerging technologies artists can use to generate interest in their music, acquire new fans, and sell their music online.
    OMBUS-110
    Music Business 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain an overview of the music business and how various segments of the industry operate while discovering the career opportunities that are available to you.
    OMBUS-475
    Music Business Finance
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Get a hands-on understanding of music business finance and learn how to apply the critical tools of financial analysis to drive new music businesses.
    OMBUS-555
    Music Business Finance for Entrepreneurs
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Gain an understanding of the finances behind the music industry and surrounding industries by learning the necessary calculations that drive these markets.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-595
    Music Business Law
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Analyze the most important legal issues impacting the contemporary music industry by exploring copyright law, including fair use and public domain.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-360
    Music Business Leadership and Ethics
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the leadership tools and the ethical decision-making framework you need to make sound business decisions in real time.
    OMBUS-692
    Music Business Management and Leadership
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to become an effective leader in the music industry and how to apply that awareness in multiple environments to give you a competitive advantage.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-664
    Music Business Policy
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Expand your knowledge of worldwide laws and regulations, and cultivate your leadership ability to help solve persistent problems in the global music industry.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-505
    Music Business Revenue Streams
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Analyze how revenue is generated in the music business, examining the history and current status of revenue streams and their impact on the industry.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-240
    Music Business Trends and Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a forward-thinking approach to key issues in the music industry and learn and how to create new music business possibilities as well as leverage existing opportunities.
    OLSOC-307
    Music Cognition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the mental processes underlying musical behaviors and how emotion, environment, cognitive capacity, and other factors influence how we perceive music.
    OCOMP-490
    Music Composition for Film and TV 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood productions and gain a recipe book for writing for film and TV.
    OCOMP-491
    Music Composition for Film and TV 2
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Analyze specific genres of film and TV music in terms of melody, harmony, and orchestration, and form a template that you can apply to your own writing.
    OHARM-100
    Music Foundations
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the essential concepts in harmony and ear training to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play.
    OLART-233
    Music History of the Western World 1: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the development of Western European music from Antiquity and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
    OLART-234
    Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain an understanding of how music was developed in the West through the study of composers, compositions, and key characteristics of a number of musical genres.
    OMBUS-496
    Music Licensing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music and how to introduce it to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.
    OMBUS-125
    Music Marketing 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a foundation of the basics behind marketing and selling your music and gain the skill set needed to succeed and thrive in the new music business.
    OMBUS-676
    Music Marketing: Strategy for Consumer Brands
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to best align brands and musical artists and devise strategies for campaigns that have measurable outcomes.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-101
    Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create great-looking sheet music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
    OCWPR-103
    Music Notation and Score Preparation using Sibelius Ultimate
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to use Sibelius to create lead sheets, scores, and parts, as well as how to enter and format notation so it conforms to current music publishing standards.
    OLMSC-101
    Music Production 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    By the end of the course, you’ll be able to configure a personal production workspace and use software instruments and audio recordings to produce music.
    OMPRD-160
    Music Production Analysis
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop the skills you need for listening and identifying elements of effective records like a seasoned producer, and then learn to use these elements in your own music.
    OSONG-150
    Music Production Fundamentals for Songwriters
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to use a Digital Audio Workspace as a compositional tool, how to arrange with MIDI, and how to engineer and produce your own recordings.
    OMPRD-577
    Music Production: Maximizing Emotion through Performance, Arrangement, and Sound
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Explore the craft of music production and the fundamental aural and philosophical considerations necessary to achieve emotionally-impactful productions.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-270
    Music Publishing 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.
    OMBUS-495
    Music Supervision 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the ins and outs of music supervision so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for yourself or client on either side of a licensing transaction.
    OMBUS-497
    Music Supervision 2
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Expand your range of negotiation techniques and licensing practices. Working as a team member on a longform project will build collaborative skills required to succeed in the fast-paced world of music supervision and post production.
    OGUIT-110
    Music Technology for Guitarists
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to use a DAW and master guitar amplifier modeling and effects processing, in addition to several other digital technologies applicable to recording and live performance.
    OHARM-101
    Music Theory 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop 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.
    OHARM-201
    Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a more effective player and writer by studying harmony and furthering your music theory background to understand the rhythms, progressions, and complex chords in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.
    OHARM-301
    Music Theory 301: Advanced Melody, Harmony, Rhythm
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Prepare yourself for any future musical endeavor and gain a professional command of the mechanics of contemporary music in this advanced music theory course.
    OCOMP-110
    Music Theory and Composition 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a solid understanding of music fundamentals by taking a detailed look at the major and minor keys, and the tools to comprehend scales and chords.
    OCOMP-111
    Music Theory and Composition 2
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Further your own musical language by expanding your knowledge of major and minor key harmony and melody, in addition to scales, chords, and drum grooves.
    OCOMP-210
    Music Theory and Composition 3
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Continue developing the foundation for your musical knowledge as you explore and express yourself through composition for film, TV, and video games.
    OCOMP-211
    Music Theory and Composition 4
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on the foundation of the previous three levels, learn compositional techniques first pioneered by twentieth century European and American composers.
    OMUTH-105
    Music Therapy Techniques for Wellness
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Enrich your mind, body, and spirit by learning about the psychological, neurological, and immunological changes that can happen when you engage with music.
    OMBUS-220
    Music Venue Management
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn what it takes to launch and run a successful live music venue, exploring the inner-workings of establishing and running nightly shows at a music club.
    OMPRD-250
    Music Video Editing with Final Cut Pro
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn all the steps and tools necessary to create a high-quality audiovisual experience and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content on Final Cut Pro.
    OMPRD-205
    Music Writing and Production with the iPad
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the iPad hardware and operating system then learn how to select and set up a mobile studio with the correct MIDI and audio interfaces.
    OLSOC-210
    Music, Self, and Society
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore why we listen to music, what we use music for, why we have the musical preferences that we do, and how music creates communities and social change.
    OLSOC-226
    New Media Economics: Music, Mobile, Gaming, and Online Markets
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore how technological innovation and convergence impact the production and consumption of new media content, and learn how key economic concepts influence and evolve within this economy.
    OCOMP-507
    Orchestral Mockups in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to emulate live orchestral performances and recordings in the most musical and expressive way, using industry-standard tools and techniques.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OCWPR-365
    Orchestration 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to write and apply traditional orchestration techniques to both sampled performances and live orchestral performances.
    OCWPR-366
    Orchestration 2: Writing Techniques for Full Orchestra
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn advanced orchestration strategies and approaches to writing for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups.
    OMPRD-281
    Performing with Ableton Live
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Whether you’re a music producer, DJ, singer/songwriter, or electronic musician, learning Ableton Live can lead to real-time, dynamic live performances.
    OVOIC-241
    Pop and Rock Vocals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to sing any style—classic hits, mainstream pop, singer/songwriter, contemporary alternative rock—in an authentic way.
    OPIAN-230
    Pop/Rock Keyboard
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play authentic keyboard parts in a wide range of pop/rock styles, including rock, R&B, dance pop, classic rock, country, and more.
    OVOIC-252
    Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will help the aspiring singer to develop their own sound as well as their own keen ear, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style.
    OPLGT-101
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 1
    Gain the theoretical foundation for guitar performance, mastering topics such as chromatic and major scale forms and the chord forms these scales represent.
    OPLGT-102
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 2
    Learn the melodic minor scale, the harmonic possibilities it represents, and gain a mastery of related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys.
    OPLGT-201
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 3
    Where Private Guitar Lesson Level 2 introduced the melodic minor scale and the harmonic possibilities represented by the scale, Level 3 does the same with the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities.
    OPLGT-202
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 4
    Explore the major and minor pentatonic scale in two octaves across the fretboard and an expansion of melodic minor chord forms.
    OPLGT-203
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 5
    Focus on the major scale in all keys and in various positions, explore chord inversions further, voice leading, and the chromatic scale.
    OPLGT-301
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 6
    Explore melodic minor in all keys and three octaves, the whole tone scale in all keys, and master four-part arpeggios and chord voicings in all keys.
    OPLGT-302
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 7
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 7 builds upon the knowledge gained in earlier levels regarding the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities.
    OPLGT-401
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 8
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 8 continues the application of the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities in all keys.
    OPLGT-402
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to creatively demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the guitar program.
    OMPRD-180
    Pro Tools 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    The first stage of Avid’s Pro Tools certification program, you’ll learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software, including recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level.
    OMPRD-221
    Pro Tools 110
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this second stage of Avid’s Pro Tools certification program, you’ll learn a broad range of tools and production techniques that will help you tackle more complex Pro Tools projects and enhance your capabilities.
    OMPRD-279
    Producing Music with Cubase
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a broad skill set and a fully realized background in music production using the state-of-the-art Cubase software.
    OMPRD-273
    Producing Music with Logic
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Strengthen your technical understanding of Logic Pro and heighten your overall creative abilities in music production.
    OMPRD-275
    Producing Music with Reason
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software and explore techniques used by today’s top producers.
    OSONG-231
    Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to produce demos and recordings that capture your songwriting abilities and show off the potential of your compositions.
    OSONG-230
    Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro Tools
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Jump into the world of producing, recording, and mixing songs to a professional level using Pro Tools.
    OCOMP-577
    Professional Film Scoring Skills 1: Collaboration and Communication
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    OMPRD-386
    Programming and Producing Drum Beats
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to compose and produce polished, professional-sounding drum beats in a variety of different styles.
    OLSOC-180
    Project Management for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Successfully complete your music industry-related projects by setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work to achieve your goals.
    OMPRD-637
    Psychoacoustics in Music Production
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how speech and music signals are transformed from physical activity in the environment, to sensations in the ear, to psychological perceptions.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OBASS-333
    R&B Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play R&B bass in the style of the masters and expand your bass playing in the context of a professional, live music performance or recording session.
    OVOIC-243
    R&B Vocals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the necessary skills to sing R&B in an authentic way, including proper phrasing, riffing, shouting, scale patterns, rhythmic articulation and much more.
    OMPRD-227
    Recording and Producing in the Home Studio
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the music production process and how to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters.
    OHARM-412
    Reharmonization Techniques
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Take your musical vocabulary and skill set to a whole new level for writing, arranging, and performing music of any genre by learning reharmonization.
    OMPRD-385
    Remixing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the technical skills not only to produce professional sounding remixes but to also hear a song’s possibilities beyond its original arrangement and style.
    OGUIT-226
    Rhythm and Groove Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Expand your chord knowledge and learn to construct original rhythm guitar grooves that you can apply to a wide variety of music styles.
    OBASS-231
    Rock Bass
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary necessary to construct and improvise bass lines in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.
    OPERC-261
    Rock Drums
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music’s most significant drummers.
    OLART-170
    Rock History
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Discover the history of rock ‘n’ roll from the people who lived it, and learn about the prime innovators and the historical context in which the genre and its subgenres have alternately flourished and struggled.
    OLMSC-260
    Sampling and Audio Production
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee’s approach to recording, editing, and programming using the samplers provided in Reason.
    OCTHR-103
    Script Analysis for Theater

    This is a Boston Conservatory course offered through Berklee Online.

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Script Analysis for Theater offers insight into the role of form and structure in theater. Examining genres, aesthetics, and movements across time and around the globe, students will finish the course better prepared to deliver their own work to the stage.
    OBASS-234
    Slap Bass
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    With slap bass being an essential electric bass tool, learn the fundamentals of slap from traditional to modern technique and how to build your own slap lines.
    OGUIT-340
    Solo Guitar: Performance, Accompaniment, and Arranging
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn harmony as it relates to the guitar fretboard, rhythm as it relates to different musical grooves, and improv concepts to build a solo guitar piece.
    OSONG-380
    Songwriting for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to write music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, editors, directors, and producers across a number of genres.
    OSONG-316
    Songwriting: Harmony
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how harmony can help convey the essential emotion in your songwriting and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your songwriting style and ideas.
    OSONG-315
    Songwriting: Melody
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create the melodic ideas that convey the emotion of your lyrics, then learn how to develop these melodic ideas into complete sections and songs to suit your songwriting style.
    OSONG-310
    Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic, and lyrical ideas by crafting songs the way hit songwriters do.
    OMPRD-202
    Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create your own unique electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead’s Reason and Native Instruments’ Absynth.
    OGUIT-415
    Steve Vai Guitar Techniques
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a deep understanding and command of the playing styles, repertoire, techniques, and musical concepts of guitar legend and Berklee alum Steve Vai.
    OCOMP-662
    Stylistic Adaptations in Film Scoring
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to research and make appropriate choices for films that require music from a culture other than your own.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMPRD-480
    Sylvia Massy: Creative Approaches to Recording and Producing Music
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    A hands-on course on pushing the boundaries on adventurous audio engineering and music production, from Sylvia Massy, Chris Johnson, Chrissy Tignor, and Loudon Stearns.
    OCOMP-677
    Synthesis, Sampling, and Sound Design in Film Scoring: Electronic and Textural Resources
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Work with raw and electronic sound using software synthesizers and samplers to develop your own unique sounds and create dramatic musical soundscapes for films.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-522
    The Business of Music Marketing
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    In this course you will gain a professional-level knowledge of cutting edge marketing techniques essential for any music-centric business.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OLSOC-150
    The Language of Film and TV
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a thorough understanding of film and TV, and learn to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and others involved in the production process.
    OCMUS-105
    Time and Rhythm 1

    This is a Boston Conservatory course offered through Berklee Online.

    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is designed to enhance your relationship with time by strengthening your sense of internal pulse, aurally analyzing rhythmic structures in music, and by examining the foundations of rhythmic notation.
    OMBUS-250
    Touring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the skills every musician and music industry professional needs to build a successful touring career from their first gig to their headlining stadium dates.
    OMPRD-365
    Vocal Production
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the technical aspects of producing and engineering vocals and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance.
    OVOIC-140
    Voice Technique 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.
    OCOMP-493
    World Music Composition Styles
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.
    OCWPR-385
    Writing and Producing Advertising Music
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a practical working knowledge of composing, producing, marketing, and monetizing commercial music, from jingles to television theme music and scoring.