Your First Year at Berklee

Get excited for your classes and extracurricular activities. Your time at Berklee will be filled with engaging experiences that connect you with your new community of peers, faculty, staff, and mentors who are here to support your journey. 

Download the insider's guide below for tips from current students and requirements to be aware of as you prepare for your first year. 

First Year Curriculum

We build your entire first semester schedule for you, taking into consideration your musical interests and preferences. You will participate in classes that aim to advance your foundational skills, while you discover various career paths available to you.

Majors and Specializations 

Develop Your Career On and Off Campus

The Berklee Career Center offers many opportunities to advance your professional skills that you can take advantage of the moment you arrive on campus. Our team of expert advisors specialize in music-industry career paths and can help you seek out relevant internships, student employment, and local gigs.

Beyond the Classroom

There are many ways to connect with your new home away from home outside of class.