Bachelor of Arts

Voice Performance Degree

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The Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance will give you mastery of three areas critical to advancing in a career as a singer or vocalist: vocal skill and craft, music business acumen, and music technology know-how. You will strengthen your vocal and performance skills by practicing technique, sight-singing, and audience engagement, all while developing a unique vocal style to establish your identity as a singer. You’ll also create a professional strategy for pursuing a variety of revenue streams, and learn the skills to record, edit, mix, and master vocal tracks.

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Additionally, you’ll receive private one-on-one instruction in a weekly singing lesson with a Berklee Online instructor. The core curriculum is supported by coursework in other disciplines, such as songwriting, music production, music business, music theory, and other instruments, to strengthen your knowledge and skills in alignment with your educational and career goals.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Use the vocal technique you have developed in a variety of musical genres, finding your unique singing voice while learning to sing healthily and sustainably
  • Hone your own personal performance technique, empowering you to become a compelling singer and performer both in live, recorded, and streamed settings
  • Apply a working knowledge of music theory and sight-singing to be a more effective vocalist in professional settings
  • Lead a band, run professional rehearsals, providing chord charts, lead sheets, and other required materials for your supporting bands
  • Develop recording technology skills specific for vocalists, including recording and mixing vocals, performing topline, and file-sharing protocols
  • Identify potential revenue streams and articulate a plan to create a sustainable career as a working vocalist/singer
  • Compile an expansive repertoire
  • Design and execute a branded online presence including social media, website, or other elements as needed to promote themselves within the industry as a vocalist and performer
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(120 Credits)

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

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Online undergraduate degree tuition vs. campus tuition

Affordable Tuition

Online undergraduate degree tuition is $60,600 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: