New Program

Introducing Berklee Online's
Master of Music in Music Production

The application for the new Master of Music in Music Production degree program opens in early 2018, with the inaugural class beginning September 2018. Sign up now to receive updates about the program, and to access an Application Checklist.

Degree Programs Graduate
Master of Music

Music Production Degree

The Master of Music in Music Production combines the most creative, innovative music production techniques with the power of DAW-based music technology tools. The program provides a rigorous training in advanced recording, mixing, and mastering, in addition to focused work on critical areas such as vocal production, audio for visual media, and business sustainability for independent producers. Through the program, students develop a professional framework and vocabulary for analyzing production qualities in music and learn how to leverage research into how people perceive sound to strengthen the connection between their music and listeners. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve professional, effective musical collaborations with high-quality results, often in distributed contexts, from their studio/production company. The program prepares students to be skillful producers in a variety of contemporary styles and formats, with a culminating experience that allows them to define their unique contribution as a music producer and/or advance the field of music production. 

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By the end of the program, students will be able to: 

  • Plan and execute the design of a professional-level critical listening, recording, and music production environment  

  • Evaluate music production techniques in a variety of styles using a professional framework and vocabulary

  • Plan, lead, and deliver high-quality, expressive music production projects that maximize the emotional impact of any recording 

  • Make professional sounding recordings in any setting, from studio-grade recording environments to portable studios with minimal gear

  • Develop and apply advanced skills necessary to produce commercially-viable vocal performances for a contemporary client base

  • Exploit various income-generating opportunities for independent studio production, in addition to negotiating important contractual and financial documents required in professional production contexts to ensure the most favorable terms for business growth and sustainability

  • Explain the relationship between sound and human perception in terms of the underlying mechanisms and limitations of the hearing system and apply this information to enhance engineering and mixing projects

  • Apply advanced mixing skills that involve deep understanding of balance, EQ, dynamics, spatial effects, automation, pitch/time correction, and mixing for digital streaming services

  • Deliver high-quality, professional masters for various platforms, including vinyl, lossy codecs, and  streaming platforms

  • Apply the tools, techniques, workflows, and creative considerations necessary for producing professional audio for film, television, and related visual media

  • Undertake independent research and propose, develop, and present a culminating experience that represents their unique contribution as a music producer and/or advances the field of music production

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How to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application (15 minutes)
  2. Create a 500-750 word essay, or a 3-5 minute video essay
  3. Compile your resume or CV
  4. Prepare three examples of recent recorded work
  5. Attach your official transcripts
  6. Ask for two letters of recommendation

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Online tuition vs. campus-based programs

Affordable Tuition

Tuition is $33,120 for 36 credits. The degree program also includes a $75 (non-refundable) application fee and a one-time comprehensive fee of $500.

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