Essentials of Songwriting

SW-111
Credits: 
1
Prerequisites: 
None
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Designed to give an overview of the subject to the student contemplating a career as a songwriter or a career in music in which songwriting plays a major role. Topics include the importance of the song in the music industry, making a living as a songwriter, the relationship of words to music, song structure, and song demo production. This course should help some students decide whether songwriting is the right major for them and also help MB/M majors and MP&E majors understand how to listen critically to songs as well as help prepare them to be more knowledgeable in music publishing, A&R, and other song-related fields.

Department: 
SONG
Course chair: 
Bonnie Hayes