First-Semester Schedule

First-Semester Schedule Components

Berklee College of Music's first-semester schedule includes foundational courses in core music, performance, and liberal arts and sciences. Each program (degree or diploma) has a set of course components that are required to ensure you stay on track for major selection and timely graduation. 

You can verify your program by logging on to, clicking on the "My Registration Profile" link, and looking under the title "Academic Profile."

Determining Your First-Semester Schedule: Assessment, Exams, and Audition

Berklee uses your responses to the Entering Student Proficiency Assessment (ESPA) and other placement forms and assessments to create a first-semester schedule of classes that are the best fit for you. Learn more about how Berklee builds each component of your first-semester schedule below: