Berklee Online Announces First Music Master’s Degree Programs

Berklee_Online_StackedBerklee College Of Music's award winning online school has announced a its first two master's degree programs. Berklee Online, the largest online music school in the world serving more than 10,000 students a year, says that a Master's program was among its student's most requested additions. 




Berklee Online has announced its first two master’s degree programs.

Berklee Online  will now will offers students the chance to earn one of two Master's degrees: Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business. The college will begin accepting applications early next year, and the programs will officially start in September of 2018.

"learn from world-renowned faculty in an interactive, collaborative course environment"

Carin Nuernberg, Berklee VP

Berklee Vice President of Online Education Carin Nuernberg

“This is a chance for students to spend a year doing everything they love and honing their knowledge and skills to advance their career in the music industry,” says Berklee Vice President of Online Education Carin Nuernberg. “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.”

Program Highlights

Each program will consist of 12 courses (36 credits) that can be completed within one year. In keeping pace with the same flexibility that Berklee Online is known for, 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 the most creative and innovative music production techniques and the power of the latest DAW-based technology. This will include a dynamic education in advanced recording, mixing, and mastering, in addition to focused work on vocal production, audio for visual media, and business sustainability for independent producers.

The Master of Arts in Music Business will give students the chance to be a leader in the growth and success of the evolving music business in key market segments. This will include learning about fields like artist management, marketing, licensing, branding, and touring, featuring lessons from industry professionals and the chance to undertake in-depth analyses of factors that influence the industry.

Featured faculty in the Master of Music in Music Production will include renowned producers and engineers like Enrique Gonzalez Müller, Prince Charles Alexander, Sean Slade, and Susan Rogers, who have worked with artists like Prince, The Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satriani, Joan Baez, Les Claypool, Radiohead, Hole, Lou Reed, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight and many more.

The Master of Arts in Music Business will feature global brand strategy expert Stephen Canfield, who currently serves as vice president of marketing for WeTransfer, in addition to the director of music licensing at SiriusXM satellite radio Casey Rae, the nationally recognized expert in music copyright and intellectual property matters Dr. E. Michael Harrington, practicing entertainment lawyer who specializes in the music industry John P. Kellogg, Esq, and more.

Interested students can sign up to receive updates and more on the new master's programs information here.  

Learn more about Berklee Online here.


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