Online Orchestration Courses

Our 12-week online orchestration 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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    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-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.
    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.
    OCWPR-260
    Film Scoring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    After a quick overview of the media industry today, students will learn the technical and aesthetic challenges in this highly competitive field. They will analyze and spot a film score and become better storytellers through various writing exercises.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.