Online Music History and Liberal Arts Courses

Our 12-week online music history and liberal arts 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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    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.
    OLART-231
    Art History of the Western European Tradition
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Discover the diverse ways that art is meaningful to the human experience by looking at a variety of media from the Western European tradition, including painting, sculpture, and architecture throughout the ages.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.