Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Programs
The undergraduate programs at Berklee College of Music include a rigorous core curriculum, instruction on a range of principal instruments, and a wide variety of majors and minors, all taught by Berklee's faculty of talented and experienced professionals.
Bachelor of Music
Undergraduate music studies in 14 majors covers a wide range of industry areas from performance and composition to entrepreneurship and production.
Bachelor of Arts
The B.A. in Music Industry Leadership and Innovation program gives you a foundation in design thinking and strategic leadership. With no audition or instrument proficiency required, the program provides access for non-musicians/performers to pursue a career in the music industry.
More than 30 minors and specializations are available, each offering specialized courses of study designed to expand your knowledge beyond a declared major.
You'll declare a principal instrument from among an extensive—and growing—list of instrument options. Performance majors may also pursue studies on a secondary instrument, and student-organized recitals and sessions afford all students to opportunities to explore more instruments.
For those interested in deeper exploration of a particular genre, field, or discipline, Berklee's institutes are designed to help you develop specialized expertise and trailblaze new directions in several key areas.
Students who pursue internships find that the accompanying real-world, hands-on experience is invaluable. Plus, you'll earn college credit at Berklee while applying the knowledge you gain in the classroom to contemporary practice.
Core Music Curriculum
Featuring courses in arranging, ear training, harmony, and music technology, Berklee’s time-tested core music curriculum will provide you with the solid foundation you need to improve your musicianship.
Liberal Arts and Sciences
For undergraduate degree program students, Berklee’s liberal arts and sciences curriculum presents an education that will help you develop not only as a musician, but as a well-rounded individual informed by studies in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Study Abroad in Spain
Berklee College of Music undergraduate students have several opportunites to study at Berklee's dynamic international campus in Valencia, Spain.