EMMAT is a contemporary music school that was founded in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2007 by several Berklee graduates. Its diploma in contemporary music (four semesters) is fully articulated with Berklee. The school also offers a diploma in sound and music production, among other programs, in its new seven-story building.
EMMAT is becoming a great option for local and international students interested in contemporary music, music production, and contemporary composition because of its outstanding teachers, who are active members of the music industry. EMMAT has recently moved into a new seven-story building that was specially designed for teaching our programs. EMMAT has a credit transfer agreement with Berklee and several other Berklee Global partners, and with other local and international institutions.
EMMAT alumni have demonstrated their talent and preparation at events like the Latin Grammys, with recent nominations; the Berklee auditions in Colombia, obtaining scholarships every year; and national and international tours with Colombian bands. Those who are currently abroad by means of our articulation agreements have reported successful experiences. Another highlight of our school is a friendly environment that fosters collaboration among students of different programs and semesters, often with the support and participation of our teachers. This is why new projects are born every semester and are showcased in our concerts, high school tours, and in a weekly radio program. Students also benefit from our extracurricular agenda of workshops, master classes, concerts, and networking events.
EMMAT students who wish to transfer to Berklee are required to go through Berklee's official undergraduate admissions process. Students accepted to Berklee will receive transfer credit for courses taken at EMMAT in accordance with an agreement between the two schools.
Generally, students must receive a grade of B (3.00/4.00) or higher on core music and performance courses, and a grade of C (2.00/4.00) or higher on all liberal arts or general elective courses. As part of the admissions process, transfer students will be asked to submit an official transcript showing all courses specified as completed with a satisfactory grade before transfer credit will be granted.
See more information about the Berklee core music courses.
Liberal Arts and General Electives
Students transferring to the Bachelor of Music degree program at Berklee College of Music must earn a minimum of 39 credits in liberal arts and may utilize six additional liberal arts credits (two courses) as general elective credit. Students in the professional diploma program at Berklee may utilize up to 12 liberal arts credits (four courses) as general elective credit.
See more information about liberal arts courses at Berklee.
- Ensembles: EMMAT transfer students may receive up to six transfer credits for ensembles.
- Principal Instrument: Principal instrument courses (private lessons) taken at EMMAT will not transfer directly. Students must participate in and pass a minimum of four semesters of principal instrument instruction at Berklee. All transferring students are required to take a Berklee instrumental/vocal proficiency placement examination upon arrival and may receive advanced placement in principal instrument courses. Any credit resulting from advanced placement in the principal instrument will be awarded when all other requirements for graduation have been completed.
Potential transfer credits in ensembles: six credits