Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements for graduation set out in the major grids and/or on My Degree Audit, the following are also required for graduation:

  • Completion of the specified total credits required for graduation.
  • Completion of your principal instrument proficiency level specified by major.
  • Completion of a final project as required by your specific major.
  • Completion of at least 60 credits for degree and 48 credits for diploma at Berklee to satisfy the residency requirement.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (CumGPA) of 2.00 plus minimum grade point average of 2.70 in concentrate courses.

Restrictions for General Elective Credit 

  • Starting with Fall 2010, a maximum of four additional private instruction credits, beyond the amount required within each major, may be applied to the general elective credit requirements. (Professional Music majors may apply up to an additional two private instruction credits.)
  • A maximum of eight additional ensemble and/or lab credits beyond the amount required for each major may be applied to the general elective credit requirements. (Professional Music majors may only apply up to an additional six ensemble/lab credits.)
  • A maximum of six additional liberal arts credits beyond the standard requirement may be applied to the general elective requirements for students in the degree program. A maximum of twelve additional liberal arts credits beyond the standard requirement may be applied to the general elective requirements for students in the diploma program.
  • Courses taken through the ProArts Consortium that meet the standards of Berklee’s transfer credit policy for liberal arts requirements or electives will be accepted and counted toward graduation as appropriate. ProArts courses that are not normally transferable may be accepted with a maximum of four credits applied to the general elective requirements.