You may arrive at Berklee certain of your course of study or ready to explore different possibilities. Either way, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of instruments, styles of music, and career paths. For most majors, Berklee offers a bachelor of music degree and a professional diploma.

In the degree program, music studies are combined with liberal arts courses, affording you a broad context in which to study and pursue your objectives in music.

The diploma program is devoted entirely to the study of music and is often pursued by students who already have a degree from another college. It does not include liberal arts courses, and is not offered for music therapy and music education majors. If accepted to the diploma program, you can switch to the degree program while enrolled at Berklee if you meet certain academic requirements.

Dual Majors

Students may combine many of Berklee's 12 majors, depending on the nature of the program. The dual major program requires a five-year course of study and is available to both degree and diploma candidates.