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 Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Credits transfer to hundreds of other colleges and universities
  • Many Berklee Online courses apply toward certificates and degree programs

    OLART-310
    3D Design with Blender
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    3D Design with Blender is an introduction to the world of cinematic visual effects designed for musicians who want to add interesting visual, non-existent elements or environments to self-made videos.
    OMPRD-278
    Ableton Live Fundamentals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this course you’ll learn all the fundamentals of Ableton Live, covering aspects of production, composition, synthesis, sampling, effects processing, and workflow, inside this unique software.
    OMPRD-383
    Ableton Live Techniques: Non-Linear Creative Strategies and Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is for students who are interested in taking a deep dive into composing with Ableton Live by leveraging unique and powerful linear and non-linear creative techniques inside the software. You will master a number of linear and non-linear compositional practices that are only possible using advanced Ableton Live tools and techniques.
    OMPRD-282
    Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Building on the skills learned in Ableton Live Fundamentals, you will explore the sampler devices in Ableton Live. You’ll begin with common sampling concepts applicable to all samplers, then learn in great depth the 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 on the skills learned in Ableton Live Techniques: Fundamentals, students will explore how the many synthesizers and audio effects in Ableton Live can be used in contemporary music production.
    OGUIT-351
    Acoustic Blues Guitar
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop a foundational, working repertoire in the acoustic blues style that includes early and contemporary material from the Mississippi Delta, Texas, Georgia/Carolinas, and more. Learn to fingerpick melodies and solos over independent bass patterns, and perform in the acoustic bottleneck slide style in both standard and open tunings.
    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 take your critical listening to the next level by learning to identify and implement mix strategies, compression and panning techniques, and a wide array of professional mix approaches across multiple genres of music.
    OGUIT-352
    Advanced Blues Guitar
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this advanced course, 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, blues/rumbas, blues/rock, soul, and slow blues.
    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 students with a deep understanding of mixing and mastering tools and techniques that can be applied 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
    Build your own knowledge of, and confidence in, math in practical ways that relate directly to the world of music. This action-oriented course is designed specifically for those who find math intimidating or who feel that their math skills have become rusty.
    OCWPR-130
    Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.
    OCWPR-332
    Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This music arrangement course takes your arranging abilities to the next level of development 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
    In this music arrangement course, you'll learn to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and recording the rhythms and styles that have influenced Western contemporary music.
    OSONG-250
    Arranging for Songwriters: Instrumentation and Production in Songwriting
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will provide you with tools and techniques to craft instrumentation and production for supporting the emotional meanings of songs. You will be able to create an identifiable and unique sound.
    OCWPR-231
    Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music arrangement course, you'll develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
    OCWPR-333
    Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music arrangement course, gain a practical, real-world understanding of the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments, and learn how to properly apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
    OLART-231
    Art History
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Through the eyes of two professors of art history with differing yet complementary approaches to understanding art, you will look at a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and architecture, and discover the diversity of ways that works of art are meaningful to the human experience.
    OMBUS-235
    Artist Management
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Explore the role and importance of an artist manager, what they do, and how it impacts the career of the artist and their brand.
    OMPRD-420
    Art of Mixing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Explore the many creative and technical considerations necessary to mix in today's music production environment. Acquire the core skill set needed to mix multi-track master recordings to a stereo final mix-down suitable for release.
    OMPRD-210
    Audio Fundamentals for Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn how to properly set up, operate, and manage a recording studio or live sound reinforcement installations of any size, integrating both analog and digital elements and interconnects.
    OMPRD-342
    Audio Mastering Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Audio mastering is the final, critical, step in the post-production process. 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 mastering the tools and techniques necessary to complete a full audio post production project, including sound design, foley, dialogue, and music for a short film.
    OEART-115
    Basic Ear Training 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This practical approach to ear training will help you build your confidence as a performer by teaching you how to notate basic rhythms and better identify the different parts of a song.
    OPERF-110
    Basic Improvisation
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument. Develop your solos by studying the riffs and licks of legendary players, and learn to incorporate the inflections, feel, and nuances of the masters into your own playing!
    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
    Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard in this 12-week course. Master the basics of technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts including interpretation of lead sheets and improvisation.
    OPIAN-220
    Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Study the theory and harmonic concepts common to blues and rock styles, and learn the licks, techniques, patterns, and improvisation styles associated with shuffles, New Orleans piano, rock and roll and modern rock piano, and solo blues piano.
    OGUIT-222
    Blues Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn the techniques and licks of classic blues stylists, such as T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and Magic Sam. Gain a foundation in form, control, feel, and harmony that will help to bring a blues sound to your playing or add more depth to any other style of music.
    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 four dimensions of career development: clarifying your professional value, focusing the opportunity lens, advancing personal growth strategies, and orchestrating a successful job search. Throughout the course, you will hear from Berklee alumni and employers about what it takes to succeed in the music industry in today’s shifting climate.
    OGUIT-225
    Classic Rock Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    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: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    This course will actively engage students in an intensive program of online song collaboration, which will allow them to develop practical and creative real world skills for professional co-writing.
    OSONG-240
    Commercial Songwriting Techniques
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
    OCWPR-397
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the necessary tools and techniques to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including drum and bass, trance, glitch, dub, electro, minimal, downtempo, house, and techno. If you are a musician interested in adding an electronic flavor to your production, or an electronic producer interested in moving your pieces to the next level, this music composition course is for you!
    OCWPR-398
    Composing and Producing Electronic Music 2
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create contemporary electronic music in a variety of styles, including techno, trip-hop, glitch, and dubstep. Gain a deep understanding of many aspects of contemporary electronic music, including beats, harmony, bass lines, groove, melodies, synthesis, audio/MIDI editing, effects processing, sound design, performance, and mixing.
    OMBUS-260
    Concert Touring
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the preparations and logistics involved in developing, budgeting, and executing a successful tour, from small club dates to international stadium shows.
    OCOMP-285
    Contemporary Techniques in Music Composition 1
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn how to construct your own melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic language through the study of modern twentieth century compositional techniques. In this music composition course you'll develop your unique, compositional voice to write music for visual media, concerts, recitals, or personal enjoyment.
    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 from basic to more advanced 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: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Understand the basics of how your 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—essential information for singers, songwriters, composers, guitarists, and musicians from all backgrounds.
    OMPRD-402
    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals will prepare students to effectively create custom-made sound design elements for music productions and audio-for-visuals projects. Students will work with a wide variety of audio tools and concepts.
    OENTR-391
    Creative Entrepreneurship
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Leverage your creativity for business innovation and develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any creative field.
    OMPRD-475
    Creative Music Production Skills
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain insight into both the art and the profession of music production. Develop the necessary skills for producing music according to professional standards, and learn both the technical and interpersonal approaches to creating a successful recording.
    OCOMP-320
    Creative Strategies for Composition Beyond Style
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music composition course, you'll learn how to develop upon virtually any kernel of an idea, from a melodic fragment to a catchy rhythm or phrase, or a nice chord. Explore a variety of approaches to composing and how they work, complete with examples, composer perspectives, and more.
    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 and learning from the works of musician-writers and those for whom music has had a profound influence.
    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-162
    Critical Listening 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.
    OLART-100
    Developing Your Artistry
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore what it means to be an artist, both from a philosophical and practical perspective. This course will examine artistry and creativity while also teaching you how to plan and sustain a 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-120
    Ear Training 2
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is not only designed to reinforce the ability to read music notation, but also the ability to recognize, imagine, remember, and notate musical sounds. Learning techniques include moveable Do solfège, conducting, counting systems, and dictation strategies. Ear Training 2 will also improve 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, and become more certain of the notes you are singing or playing. Interpret and respond to music with greater conviction and expression.
    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 fundamental to more advanced film scoring techniques.
    OGUIT-210
    Fundamentals of Classical Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

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

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In Funk/R&B Drums, you'll focus on developing solid time and an "in the pocket," laid-back time 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
    This course is designed for the musician who wants to compose music, unique sound, and creature voices for video games. Focusing on both the creative process of designing unique audio and the practical challenges of putting that content into a game, Game Audio Production with Wwise prepares students for all major aspects of game audio production and implementation.
    OLART-205
    Game Design Principles
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course provides an overview of video game design, exploring the iterative process of coming up with ideas, prototyping, testing, and revising that is at the heart of the video game industry. You will analyze games and examine the principles of game design from a visual studies perspective.
    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. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
    OHARM-110
    Getting Inside Harmony 1
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Use harmony creatively in your playing and writing. Learn to hear 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
    Take your harmonic development to the next level by gaining a solid footing in more advanced principles 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 a high-quality, authentic and persuasive guitar tone.
    OGUIT-120
    Guitar Chords 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

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

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Master Berklee's approach to playing guitar chords. Improve your style, intonation, technique, time feel, and tone in this in-depth course. Explore open triads, seventh 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
    Guitar Ensemble Techniques gives guitarists the essential and practical skills to play well with others in any ensemble situation, whether it’s a big stage performance or an impromptu jam session.
    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 designed to help guitarists who may have learned the technical aspects of playing, but lack the theoretical application of the musical elements that make up a strong solo that moves the listener.
    OGUIT-121
    Guitar Scales 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Organize the guitar fretboard, develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the instrument by gaining a firm understanding of the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales and their modes.
    OEART-320
    Harmonic Ear Training: Recognizing Chord Progressions
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Put your harmonic theory into practice. Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by refining your ability to really hear and recognize what is going on within the chord progressions.
    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
    Whether you’re working on a small iPhone or Facebook game, or a large PlayStation or Xbox title, this course will teach you 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 an in-depth knowledge of the time, expertise, and strategy required for musicians and managers 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
    The overall focus of this course is for you to develop academic writing and expository prose techniques for creating clear and coherent written works. The course covers a wide range of skills necessary for college-level work, including elements of argumentation, sentence-level issues, paragraph structure, organization, form, and style.
    OLMSC-150
    Introduction to Computer Programming for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Musicians and music industry professionals who wish to create their own computer applications or utilize the programming capabilities in music software will be able to read, understand, and modify basic code in a variety of languages. You will also learn to approach a programming project, 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 freelance game audio professional.
    OCWPR-335
    Jazz Arranging
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Become a more versatile and sought-after jazz arranger. Jazz Arranging explores techniques that will allow you to write effective jazz arrangements for all types of instrumental combinations, from bop and hard-bop, to big band jazz ensembles.
    OBASS-332
    Jazz Bass
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the tools and knowledge you need to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned professional. Learn to play great jazz bass lines, recognize common chord progressions in jazz standards, and study the work of jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.
    OCOMP-395
    Jazz Composition
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this music composition course, you'll 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 the jazz language: chord/scale usage, 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 complex 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
    Apply the unique vocal characteristics of great jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan into your own sound. Understand proper jazz vocal delivery in a number of tempos and gain confidence singing an array of jazz standards in a live or recorded context.
    OPIAN-150
    Keyboard for the Electronic Musician
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this beginner level course, you'll 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
    You’ll 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. On top of learning the Traktor software, you will also learn the fundamentals of DJing and be able to perform live like a true professional.
    OMBUS-380
    Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Build your music career with an understanding of the legal issues that are of special concern to musicians and songwriters, and take a focused look at the important legal changes that have evolved as a result of the shift in the music business landscape.
    OMPRD-287
    Live Sound: Mixing and Recording
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional quality instrument 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 ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways.
    OSONG-221
    Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Make your writing process more efficient and your lyrics more effective. Learn how to find a powerful and effective song title, and discover how to build lyrics, develop the rhythms of your song sections, create contrasting sections and ideas to re-color your chorus based on that title.
    OSONG-222
    Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Get the most out of your lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.
    OMPRD-355
    Microphone Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector's signature "Wall of Sound," which relied heavily on appropriate microphone techniques, or Led Zeppelin's iconic recording of John Bonham's drums on "When the Levee Breaks," recorded with a stereo microphone on the second floor stairway at Headley Grange Studio. Whether your sessions feature a single vocalist or rapper, metal trio, or large big-band jazz ensemble, the ability to get good sounds is essential to producing competitive results.
    OMPRD-382
    Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a greater understanding of the tools and techniques involved in mixing and mastering for electronic productions. This course will show you how to go beyond using plug-in presets, teaching you how to effectively use tools such as 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
    Gain a greater understanding of two key elements of music production by learning the Berklee approach to mixing and mastering using the Pro Tools software.
    OMBUS-110
    Music Business 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a broad overview of the music business and learn how the various segments of the industry operate on a day-to-day basis. Discover the career opportunities that are available to you, and the knowledge you'll need to achieve your goals.
    OMBUS-475
    Music Business Finance
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a hands-on understanding of music business finance. Learn to apply the critical tools of financial analysis to leverage talent, assess the potential of music enterprises, and drive new music businesses.
    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-240
    Music Business Trends and Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain a forward-thinking approach to the key issues that all musicians, music industry entrepreneurs, managers, and music business professionals face in the main segments of the music industry, and how to leverage the opportunities that the new music business provides.
    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, personality, individual differences, 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
    In this music composition course, you'll learn to write music in the style of big budget Hollywood films and TV programs. Analyze melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration in a variety of genres to gain a complete 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
    Gain a thorough understanding of the compositional styles used in Hollywood projects. In this music composition course, you'll learn to analyze specific genres of film and television music in terms of melody, harmony, counterpoint, tempo, rhythm, and orchestration, forming a template that you can then apply to your own writing.
    OHARM-100
    Music Foundations
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course teaches the essential concepts in harmony and ear training to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play. You will learn the basics about chords, melodies, rhythms, scales, time keeping, solfège, and how all of these elements come together to create 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
    This course explores the development of Western European music from the Antiquity and Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Baroque periods. By focusing on major composers, genres, technical aspects, and historical facts, students will gain an understanding of how early Western music gave rise to the Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras.
    OLART-234
    Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Just as learning the theory behind how music creation works, exploring the history of music is key to understanding the genres of music that we perform, create, and consume today. Music History of the Western World 2: Classical, Romantic, and Modern will provide you with a foundation for understanding how music has developed in the Western world through the study of composers, compositions, and key characteristics of a number of musical genres.
    OMBUS-496
    Music Licensing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music! In this course, you'll discover how to create new avenues for placement of your own music, identify current opportunities for your copyrights, and how to use online resources to introduce your music 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
    Learn the basics behind marketing and selling your music! Music Marketing 101 provides artists, managers, and business entrepreneurs with the foundational music marketing skill set they'll need to succeed and thrive in the new music business.
    OCWPR-101
    Music Notation and Score Preparation Using Finale
    Level 1

    Level 1

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

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
    OLMSC-101
    Music Production 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this beginner-level course, you will gain an understanding of the processes and tools available to the modern electronic musician. 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: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Develop the skills to listen to music like a seasoned music producer. Learn to identify the elements of effective records, and gain the skills to bring these elements to your own productions.
    OSONG-150
    Music Production Fundamentals for Songwriters
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    As a songwriter, you don’t have to limit your compositional tools to just you and your old standby instrument. Technology can offer so many points of entry to make creative ideas become musical realities, but you need a map to help you navigate this technological terrain. This course gives you all you need to learn your way around the latest recording and composing technology. You’ll learn how to use a Digital Audio Workspace as a compositional tool, you’ll learn how to arrange with MIDI, and how to engineer and produce your own recordings.
    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.
    OLSOC-210
    Music, Self, and Society
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course is all about exploring why we listen to music, what we use music for, and, in some sense, how music uses us. Why do we have the musical preferences that we do? Is there really such a thing as “good” music? How does music create communities? How does music create social change? How does music function in our daily lives? These are all questions we will examine in depth throughout this course.
    OMBUS-495
    Music Supervision
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn the ins and outs of music supervision, from both the artist and the supervisor standpoint. Understand the tools used by production teams, and discover the creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices essential for artists who are interested in generating income from film or TV placements or students who want a career in music licensing.
    OGUIT-110
    Music Technology for Guitarists
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Music Technology for Guitarists provides guitar students with an understanding of digital technology applicable to recording and live performance. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate a mastery of basic digital audio workstation (DAW) functionality and creative use of guitar amplifier modeling and effects processing.
    OHARM-101
    Music Theory 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this introductory music theory course, you'll get 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 furthering your music theory background with this 200-level music theory course. Learn more complex chords, progressions, and rhythms to open up your understanding of the elements that help put the groove 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 while building your own musical language. In this course you’ll take a detailed look at the major and minor keys, and be given tools to help you comprehend scales and chords. This course includes a blend of both traditional and contemporary harmony.
    OCOMP-111
    Music Theory and Composition 2
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Build upon the essential elements of music theory and composition you learned in Music Theory and Composition 1 and further your own musical language. In this course, you will expand 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
    This core course is the third of a four-semester curriculum that continues to lay the foundation for your musical development. The materials covered in this course will help you to express your musical ear and thoughts as applied to 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, Music Theory and Composition 4 will introduce compositional techniques first pioneered by twentieth century European and American composers and will examine them in both classical and jazz/popular music contexts. This advanced music theory course will also help you express your musical ideas as applied to composition for film, TV, and video games.
    OLART-105
    Music Therapy Techniques for Wellness
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Tuning In: Music Therapy Techniques for Wellness allows you to explore the impact of music in your life and teaches you simple techniques to enrich your mind, body, and spirit through music. You will learn some of the psychological, neurological, and immunological changes that can come about when you engage with music, thereby affecting your general well-being and wellness.
    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. Explore the inner-workings of establishing and running nightly shows at a music club, in addition to the key stakeholders who make or break a live-club event, including the talent buyer, publicist, promoter, artist manager, employees, booking agents, and the ticket-buying fans.
    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, including how to assemble, enhance, and maximize the use of video, audio, and graphic content.
    OMPRD-205
    Music Writing and Production with the iPad
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This course will teach you how to create, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. You’ll start by exploring the iPad hardware and operating system then learn how to select and set up the mobile studio with the correct MIDI and audio interfaces. You will learn how to use applications for specific stages of the music production process.
    OLSOC-226
    New Media Economics: Music, Mobile, Gaming, and Online Markets
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this advanced beginner-level economics course, explore how technological innovation and convergence impact the production and consumption of media content, including music, mobile, games, and online content.
    OMBUS-274
    Online Music Marketing: Campaign Strategies, Social Media, and Digital Distribution
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    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.
    OCWPR-365
    Orchestration 1
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Placement on television, in video games and animation, and other modern revenue outlets require a detailed understanding of orchestral writing and production techniques. 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
    Learn how to use Ableton Live for real-time, dynamic live performances. This course is designed for students with diverse backgrounds—from music producers, DJs, singer/songwriters, and electronic music artists to music directors, podcasters, pastors, and YouTubers.
    OVOIC-241
    Pop and Rock Vocals
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn to sing everything from classic hits to pop and rock to singer-songwriter styles to contemporary indie rock in an authentic way.
    OPIAN-230
    Pop/Rock Keyboard
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn to play authentic keyboard parts in a wide range of pop/rock styles, including rock 'n roll, R&B, dance pop, classic rock, country, heartland/alt-country, and jam band.
    OVOIC-252
    Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound will help the aspiring singer develop their own keen ear as they develop their own sound, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style.
    OPLGT-101
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 1
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 1 focuses on the theoretical foundation for guitar performance. Upon completion, you will be able to play chromatic and major scale forms, and understand the chord forms represented by these scales. You will master triads across the fretboard in the most common keys before moving on to four-part chords and arpeggios.
    OPLGT-102
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 2
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 2 introduces the melodic minor scale and the harmonic possibilities represented by the scale. A mastery of the related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys will be used as an introduction to four-part chords, close chord voicings, chord tensions, and arpeggios. In addition, you will be introduced to the whole-tone scale in two octaves across the fretboard.
    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. A mastery of the related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys will be used as an introduction to four-part chords and arpeggios. In addition, you will be introduced to the diminished scale in two octaves across the fretboard. This knowledge will be applied to a final musical piece under the guidance of the instructor.
    OPLGT-202
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 4
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 4 builds upon the knowledge imparted in Level 3 regarding the harmonic minor scale and its basis for harmonic possibilities. You will also be introduced to the major and minor pentatonic scale in two octaves across the fretboard. An expansion of melodic minor chord forms will also be explored.
    OPLGT-203
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 5
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 5 focuses on the major scale in all keys and in various positions on the fretboard. You will explore chord inversions further and practice voice leading by way of triads in C major. You will also master the chromatic scale in all keys and in three octaves.
    OPLGT-301
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 6
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 6 revisits the melodic minor scale and its harmonic permutations. You will explore melodic minor in all keys and in three octaves. Knowledge of the whole tone scale will be extended to all keys as well. Chord inversions will be expanded upon and voice leading will be practiced by way of triads in C melodic minor. You will 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. You will also revisit the diminished scale. Both scales will be studied in all keys. Chord inversions will be expanded upon and voice leading will be practiced by way of triads in C harmonic minor. You will also explore harmonic minor four-part chord forms further.
    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. You will also revisit the major and minor pentatonic scales and apply them to all keys. You will demonstrate close and spread voicings by way of voice-led triads across the fretboard. In addition, you will dive deeper into diminished triad arpeggios by demonstrating them in three octaves from any chord tone and in all keys. Four-part chord forms and arpeggios will also be explored in all keys across the fretboard.
    OPLGT-402
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9
    Private Guitar Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the Guitar program. Throughout the term you have worked with your private lesson instructor to formulate the repertoire for your performances, so that it aptly showcases your understanding and application of music theory, chord scales, and single-note and chord technique, while creatively applying them to musical settings.
    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 in this 12-week course. Harness the power of Logic's extensive software instruments, and learn to record, edit, and mix your project like a pro.
    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. Explore Reason's rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and 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
    Just because you’re a great songwriter doesn’t mean people will know how great your songs are. You need to make recordings that prove the potential of your compositions, which is where Logic Pro X and this course come in.
    OSONG-230
    Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro Tools
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    The course acts as a springboard for the novice producer/songwriter to jump into the world of producing, recording, and mixing songs to a professional level using Pro Tools.
    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 drumbeats in a variety of different styles.
    OLSOC-180
    Project Management for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Working in the music industry involves a never-ending series of projects. These projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for each, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work is crucial in achieving your goals. Project Management for Musicians will provide you with an overall approach, with many specific tools, to help you successfully complete your music industry-related projects
    OMPRD-180
    Pro Tools 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Pro Tools 101 constitutes the first stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program. Learn the foundational skills needed to understand Pro Tools technology and software. This course instructs you on recording, editing, and mixing on a basic level, and will put you on the road to becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
    OMPRD-221
    Pro Tools 110
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This second stage of Avid's Pro Tools certification program teaches a broad range of tools and Berklee production techniques that will help you tackle more complex Pro Tools projects and enhance your capabilities in all aspects of Pro Tools production.
    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 master players. 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: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn the vocal techniques of the R&B greats, including Steve Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Beyoncé. In this course, you'll 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
    Take your demos through the entire music production process, and learn to apply a number of concepts and techniques that will dramatically improve the sound of your recordings, mixes, and masters no matter what recording device you are using.
    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 and providing musical interest and variety to standard repertoire.
    OMPRD-385
    Remixing
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Remix production has become a mission critical skill for many working producers and hip-hop and EDM (electronic dance music) artists. Business savvy music industry entrepreneurs recognize that remixing songs is a great way to generate income, publicity, attract new fans, and keep their catalog relevant. Remixing is also a whole lot of fun and gives you the opportunity to join a thriving online community of remixers who share their music on the Web (such as through soundcloud.com) and enter remix competitions with substantial prizes (such as indabamusic.com).
    OGUIT-226
    Rhythm and Groove Guitar
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn the rhythmic techniques and chord tools that are the foundation of groove-based music. 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 in more detail than you can imagine from the people that lived it. Learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators, and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past 60 years.
    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 software samplers provided in Reason.
    OBASS-234
    Slap Bass
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Since the emergence of funk in the 1970s, slap bass has become an essential technique in any electric bassist's tool kit. In Slap Bass, you'll learn the fundamentals of slap, from traditional to modern techniques, and learn to construct your own slap lines over original songs.
    OGUIT-340
    Solo Guitar: Performance, Accompaniment, and Arranging
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this course, we will be working on melodic embellishment, harmony as it relates to the guitar fingerboard, rhythm as it relates to different musical grooves, and improvisation concepts to put together a complete solo guitar piece.
    OSONG-380
    Songwriting for Film and TV
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the techniques of writing music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, editors, directors, and producers across any number of different genres.
    OSONG-316
    Songwriting: Harmony
    Level 3

    Level 3

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

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn to create all types of melodic ideas that clearly convey the emotion of the lyrics to your audience. Then, learn how to develop those melodic ideas into complete sections and complete songs that your audiences will remember and, if you want, sing along with.
    OSONG-310
    Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic, and lyrical ideas. Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting song sections and complete songs the way hit writers 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 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. Learn the secrets behind Vai's best-known compositions and virtuosic techniques, and learn to improve your own solos, chord and rhythm playing, and overall voice on the guitar.
    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 television, and learn to communicate effectively with directors, producers, and others involved in the production of these media.
    OMPRD-365
    Vocal Production
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,297
    Non-credit: $1,150
    This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance - skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.
    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 how to compose, produce, market and monetize commercial music in three important categories: jingles, library music, and television theme music and scoring.