The health and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance to us. Based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and state and local governments relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made the decision to move Berklee’s summer 2021 Music and English Intensive Program (MEIP) online.
How Remote Learning Works
Our thoughtfully designed remote curriculum maximizes the strengths of online teaching and learning, with a focus on robust academic experience and individualized attention and mentoring from faculty.
The remote summer semester will include many of the same benefits and services that are offered as part of our traditional campus experience, including academic advising, tutoring, and career services, along with an expansive catalog of courses selected to help you progress in your academic program.
Spring 2021: January 25–May 7
Summer 2021: July 6–August 13
About the Program
The MEIP is an English as a second language (ESL) program for performing artists. This program is only available to students provisionally admitted to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
The MEIP is offered as a six-week session in the summer and a 15-week session in both spring (incoming Berklee College of Music students only) and fall. Students enrolled in the MEIP are evaluated at the end of the session to determine if they demonstrate the necessary English proficiency to enroll in a degree or diploma program for the next semester. Students requiring further training in English at the end of the initial MEIP session will have the option to continue the MEIP in the next term.
Provisional acceptance to Berklee is only valid for up to one year. If a student cannot matriculate within one academic year of their original intended start term, their provisional acceptance expires, and they must reapply and reaudition for future terms.
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English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL courses cover the four major skill areas in the English language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Grammar is included in all areas. These classes give students opportunities to communicate in English, and Berklee's experienced ESL teachers provide ample support throughout the program. Homework, reading, and class activities in the MEIP will be related to the performing arts, giving students the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate effectively in English about their area of study. ESL classes meet for 18 hours each week.
The MEIP allows students to continue their artistic study while improving their English language skills. In the summer, Conservatory MEIP students will receive six private lessons and College MEIP students will receive five private lessons. Spring and fall MEIP students will all receive 14 private lessons.
Students from outside the U.S. who plan to attend the College or Conservatory as a full-time student after completing the MEIP requirements will need to request a Form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy/consulate that serves their area. Please visit the Berklee Admissions visa page for more information on completing this process.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for the summer 2021 semester are $4,500. Tuition and fees for the fall 2021 semester of MEIP are forthcoming. Please continue to check this page as more information becomes available. MEIP check-in for summer 2021 takes place on Tuesday, July 6. All students should plan to check in at that time.
Check-In and Orientation
Tuition and fees for the summer 2021 semester are $4,500.
Tuition and fees for the fall 2021 semester of MEIP are forthcoming. Please continue to check this page as more information becomes available.
MEIP check-in for summer 2021 takes place on Tuesday, July 6. All students should plan to check in at that time.