Bachelor of Arts

Music Production Degree

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Gain an expert-level education in creating and producing music directly from Berklee's accomplished faculty. Throughout this program, you will learn to multitrack record, overdub, edit, and mix music in a variety of styles using complex digital audio systems. This program will give you the analytical and professional skills needed for a variety of music production-focused careers including music producer, recording engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, live sound engineer, sound technician, and more.

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Upon completion of the Music Production major, you will be able to:

  • Operate the ins and outs of a digital audio workstation with efficiency and proficiency using the standards of an audio professional
  • Produce, mix, and master a recording using a keen musical ear developed through intensive music theory, harmony, and ear training
  • Lead a recording session with the technological and musical authority to bring out the best sound and performances in your collaborators
  • Achieve commercial-level recording quality in a variety of recording and production environments, whether it’s in a high-tech studio or a remote setting with minimal gear
  • Draw upon a repertoire of creative production techniques and practices that will stand the test of time amid technological advances and emerging styles
  • Develop your unique style as a producer while also having the flexibility to work on any project or genre
  • Demonstrate audio engineering expertise that utilizes state of the art technology and puts to use a comprehensive knowledge of mechanics and acoustics
  • Incorporate acquired knowledge into an intellectual frame of reference to apply to all aspects of music production
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(120 Credits)

  • Elective Courses (33 Credits)
  • Complete any 11 courses, except Liberal Arts courses coded with OLART, OLSOC, or OLMSC, in a given student's area of interest and professional development (e.g., music business, songwriting, arranging, orchestration, etc.) One course must be coded with OMBUS. (33 credits).

How should I set up my schedule, based on the above requirements?

Check out this handy planning guide to help you understand which courses you should take during which semester.

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  1. Fill out the online application (15 minutes)
  2. Create a 500-750 word essay, or a 3-5 minute video essay
  3. Attach your official transcripts
  4. Ask for two letters of recommendation

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Online undergraduate degree tuition vs. campus tuition

Affordable Tuition

Online undergraduate degree tuition is $62,150 for 120 credits (includes associated fees). To get started, this degree program includes a non-refundable $75 application fee.

Read full tuition and associated program fee details for this, and all other undergraduate programs here.

Available Financial Aid

Ready to Return to Berklee or Transfer in Credits from Another Institution to Complete Your Degree?

Students transferring in from an accredited institution can carry over up to 60 credits, and students with previous Berklee experience may be able to transfer even more.

Learn about our different transfer options: