Online Arranging Courses

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


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    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: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Explore the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments and learn how to apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    OHARM-212
    Harmony 2
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Harmony 2 studies concepts such as melodic construction and motif development and builds upon principles of linear harmonic continuity (voice leading). The course also introduces concepts like guide tones, modal interchange, blues theory, chord progressions, melodic rhythm, form and melody/harmony relationships.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.