Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

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Where will your creative journey begin?

Who we are
Berklee College of Music is a prestigious educational institution known for its ability to educate, train, and prepare students—from more than 100 countries worldwide—for a fulfilling career in the music industry. Whether you’re interested in music business, performance, music production, mixing/engineering, music education, or want to create your own career path, you can advance your skills and start your creative career at Berklee.

Destination: Berklee
Choose from undergraduate programs in Boston, Massachusetts; Valencia, Spain; or online from anywhere. Place yourself amid a diverse, talented, and ambitious community of artists and watch your inspiration soar.

Bachelor of Music
With nine instrument departments, you can specialize in bass, brass, electronic digital instruments, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Bachelor of Music students begin undeclared with a full year to hone your craft and explore who you want to be before choosing one of our 14 music majors

Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Leadership and Innovation program gives music business students a foundation in design thinking and strategic leadership in the field. Learn how to identify new opportunities, develop innovative solutions to solve problems, and better meet the needs of both creatives and consumers. With no audition or instrument proficiency requirement, the program provides access and opportunity for everyone to pursue a career in the music industry.

Plug into the Berklee network
Find opportunities to build your dreams in any part of the world with some of the best music career connections, including Berklee’s International Career Center, and access to Berklee’s exclusive online alumni network covering every facet of the industry. Winning a Grammy is the highest honor for a musician—and more than 300 have gone to Berklee alumni!



Ranked as one of the Best Music Schools in the World | CEOWorld Magazine and


Ranked in Billboard's 2022 Top Music Business Schools


Ranked #2 for 2022 Best Colleges for Music in America | Niche


Ranked #4 in The Hollywood Reporter Top 20 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV in 2021.


Ranked as a top producer of 2021-2022 Fulbright US Students, as featured in Berklee Now

Berklee Programs

Explore 14 undergraduate Bachelor of Music majors and a Bachelor of Arts program:

   ● Composition
   ● Contemporary Writing & Production
   ● Electronic Music & Production
   ● Film Scoring
   ● Game & Interactive Media Scoring
   ● Independent Recording & Production
   ● Jazz Composition
   ● Music Business/Management
   ● Music Education
   ● Music Industry Leadership & Innovation (BA)
   ● Music Production & Engineering
   ● Music Therapy
   ● Performance
   ● Professional Music
   ● Songwriting

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The teachers at Berklee form a support system that's extremely engaging, working with you every step of the way to help achieve your goals and exceed your own expectations.”

    • Nandini Agarwala
      Composition & Film Scoring
  • “Berklee does a great job equipping you with the skills to navigate the music industry with ease.”

    • Solveig Deason
      Contemporary Writing & Production
  • “After studying Music Business/Management, I have a strong business plan and marketing tools to start my own business.”

    • Nico Ruggieri '20
      BM in Music Business/Management
  • “I had the opportunity to explore various aspects of music and focus on those that are closer to my interests.”

    • Irene Farronato '21
      BM in Performance