We are very proud to announce our partnership with Avid as we utilize Pro Tools as the foundational software for our online bachelor of professional studies degree in music production. Read the full press release below:


Collaboration provides expert music production instruction and credentials to students around the world 

Boston, MA, October 31, 2014—Berklee College of Music, the world leader in contemporary music education, has teamed up with Avid® to utilize its industry-leading Pro Tools® | Software as the foundational software for the world’s first accredited, non-profit, online music production bachelor degree program.

Berklee Online, the college’s award-winning online division, is offering a 120-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in five areas: music production, music business, electronic music production & sound design, composition for visual media, and interdisciplinary music studies. The online school has chosen Pro Tools as the foundational software for the music production degree major, with required courses including Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, and Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools. A high level of collaboration between online music production students is central to this new degree program.

“Music production is not a solitary endeavor,” said Dan Thompson, Berklee’s assistant chair of music production and engineering. “You’re drawing on the skills and experiences of people around you. In this online degree program, you’ll be working with very committed fellow classmates, and incorporating their experience and knowledge into your work. The level of interaction and collaboration in the online environment is pretty special.”

Avid shares this focus on online collaboration with Avid Everywhere™, which is guiding their development of the most fluid end-to-end, distributed media production environment in the industry.

“We’re proud to be working with the world’s largest independent contemporary music college to nurture the next generation of music professionals,” said Jennifer Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Avid. “Avid Everywhere complements Berklee’s commitment to giving students real-world experience with collaborative workflows on a global scale. With access to industry-standard audio solutions, students acquire the skills they need to thrive in the most demanding production environments.”

While there are clear advantages to studying music production at Berklee’s Boston campus, Berklee’s online degree program is 60 percent less expensive, and, like the physical college, the online degrees are accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Berklee Online is accepting applications now for their January 12 semester. For more information, or to apply, visit online.berklee.edu.

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry. With a student body representing nearly 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 310 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.

Berklee Online is the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online’s award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and degree program are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry.


Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

Avid, Avid Everywhere, Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products.