Contemporary Writing and Production Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2019–summer 2020 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2019, search major grids for past catalog years.

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    Core

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    Major

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    Liberal Arts

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    Electives

Semester 1

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-111 Private Instruction 1 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
ET-111 Ear Training 1 2
LENS-10x LENS Seminar 2
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
ET-112 Ear Training 2 2
HR-112 Harmony 2 2
LENG-223 Literature 3
LMSC-208 Music Acoustics 3
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 3 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-211 Private Instruction 3 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 3/Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 1
CW-191 Sequencing and Production Techniques 2
AR-112 Arranging 2 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 15

Semester 4

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 4/Solfege 2 - choose 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-232 Solfege 2
2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 1 3
CW-171 Groove Writing 2
CW-261 DAW Writing and Production 2
CW-216 Vocal Writing 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
MHIS-20X History of Music in the European Tradition (choose 1) 2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
CW-211 Advanced Ensemble Writing 2
CW-333 Studio Writing and Production for the Recording Studio 2
Total Credits 15

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 2 - choose 1
COND-212 Conducting 2
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
LSOC-xxx Social Sciences (any LSOC course) 3
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose 1) 2
XX-xxx Choose 1
CW-311 Writing for Big Band
CW-321 Strings and Woodwinds Ensemble Writing
2
CW-361 Mixing Concepts and Applications for Writers 2
Total Credits 14

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
CW-411 Writing for Orchestra 2
XXXX-xxx Major Electives (select from list below)
AR-201, AR-203, CM-231, COND-351, COND-361, CP-361, CW-141, CW-205, CW-213, CW-218, CW-221, CW-225, CW-227, CW-237, CW-247, CW-255, CW-257, CW-275, CW-321, CW-343, CW-345, CW-357, CW-435, CW-445, CW-450, CW-461, CW-465, CW-470, CW-495, ET-351, ET-441, FS-221, FS-231, HR-231, HR-241, HR-335, MB-211, MTEC-323, MB-335, PW-265, PST-451, PSW-341, PW-361, PW-365, SW-211, SW-231, SW-241, SW-273, SW-345, SW-362
2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 14

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Liberal Arts Elective
These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS). Additional options for electives include LFRN (French), LJPN(Japanese), LHUM (humanities), LPHL (philosophy), and LSPN (Spanish). Liberal Arts elective courses must be three (3) credits and the course code must have a prefix from the above list. Please note that courses with prefix LHAN are not liberal arts courses and cannot be used as liberal arts electives.
3
CW-422 Advanced Production for Writers 2
CW-498 Directed Study in Contemporary Writing and Production 2
XXXX-xxx Advanced Technology Elective
Select from the following: CW-370, CW-435, CW-450, CW-461, CW-465, CW-470, PW-321
2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 5
Total Credits 14

Study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that CWP majors study in Valencia during their third semester. For specific program information, please see the chair of your major or contact the study abroad office.