Songwriting Bachelor's Degree Program

Culminating Experience in Songwriting 1

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Starts April 3

In Culminating Experience 1, you will work one-on-one with a course facilitator to develop a portfolio of original work. You will be required to write songs as well as create professional sounding demos. Your private course facilitator will provide feedback and guidance on your project.

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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • make a creative contribution to the profession
  • design and execute an original project
  • produce a professional piece of academic and/or creative work
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Lesson 1: Proposal

  • Culminating Experience in Songwriting Requirements
  • The Culminating Experience in Songwriting Proposal
  • Assignment 1: Culminating Experience Proposal

Lesson 2: First Song

  • Assignment 2: First new song due

Lesson 3: Second Song

  • Assignment 3: Second new song due

Lesson 4: Third Song

  • Assignment 4: Third new song due

Lesson 5: Fourth Song

  • Assignment 5: Fourth new song due and First draft of co-write

Lesson 6: Fifth Song

  • Assignment 6: Fifth new song due

Lesson 7: Sixth Song

  • Assignment 7: Co-write Song

Lesson 8: Seventh Song

  • Assignment 8: Seventh Song and Multi-Track Song

Lesson 9: Eighth Song

  • Assignment 9: Eighth Song due

Lesson 10: Ninth Song

  • Assignment 10: Multi-Track Song Revision

Lesson 11: Tenth Song

  • Assignment 11.1: Tenth Song
  • Assignment 11.2: Reflect on Your Participation

Lesson 12: Next Steps

  • Polish Three–Five Songs


Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements

Completion of Genre Survey for Songwriters: Analysis and Application, Writing and Analyzing Hit Songs, and Artistry, Innovation, and a Sustainable Career in the Music Industry is required.

Required Textbook(s)

  • None required

Software Requirements

  • Full-featured DAW such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase Pro, Ableton, Studio One, Reason, FL Studio

Hardware Requirements

  • Audio interface
  • XLR microphone (large diaphragm condenser recommended)

After enrolling, please check the Getting Started section of your course for potential deals on required materials. Our Student Deals page also features several discounts you can take advantage of as a current student. Please contact for any questions.

General Course Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access the course environment and participate in Live Chats. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course. 

Mac Users

PC Users

All Users

  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Zoom meeting software
  • Webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • External or internal microphone
  • Broadband Internet connection


You'll learn from the best, in an exclusive one-on-one session each week. Meet your Songwriting private lesson instructors.


Contact our Academic Advisors by phone at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or by email at

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