Back in 2002, Berklee College of Music in Boston, home of iZotope, launched Berklee Online as an online option for attending their classes, and over the past fifteen years has evolved from offering virtual music courses to certificate programs to an undergraduate degree. Berklee Online claim they are the world’s largest online music school, teaching over 10,000 students a year.
Berklee College of Music has now announced that they will be launching their first master’s degree programs. This will give students the chance to earn their master’s degree with Berklee Online in the following two areas: Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business. The program will officially start in September 2018 with applications having opened on February 21st. Berklee Vice President of Online Education Carin Nuernberg told us...
This is a chance for students to spend a year doing everything they love and hone their knowledge and skills to advance their career in the music industry. Students will learn from world-renowned faculty in an interactive, collaborative course environment while forging connections with a network of talented industry professionals from around the globe.
The programs will consist of 12 courses (36 credits) that can be completed within one year. With the same flexibility as other Berklee Online courses, students have the option to start in any semester during the academic year and will get the chance to have direct interactions with Berklee faculty and fellow students through their learning management system. Part of each program is a culminating experience, which could be developing a marketing plan or creating an EP that is fully completed and ready to distribute.
For the Master of Music in Music Production, students will learn about music production techniques with the latest DAW-based technology. This will include advanced recording, mixing, and mastering, in addition to vocal production, audio for visual media, and business sustainability for independent producers and you will learn from renowned producers and engineers like Enrique Gonzalez Müller, Prince Charles Alexander, Sean Slade, and Susan Rogers.
The Master of Arts in Music Business will give students the chance to understand the evolving music business in key market segments. This will include learning about artist management, marketing, licensing, branding, and touring, featuring lessons from industry professionals including vice president of marketing for WeTransfer, Stephen Canfield, director of music licensing at SiriusXM satellite radio Casey Rae, music copyright and intellectual property expert Dr. E. Michael Harrington, and practicing entertainment lawyer John P. Kellogg, Esq.
The master’s degree program will be available for a total cost of $33,695 (tuition and fees included). Students interested in learning more can head to Berklee Online’s website.