Contemporary Writing and Production Diploma

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
MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-10x LENS Seminar 2
Total Credits 13

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-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
Total Credits 13

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
Total Credits 12

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
AR-112 Arranging 2 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 5

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
LMSC-208 Music Acoustics 3
MHIS-20X/22X History of Music in the European Tradition/Music of the African Diaspora in the United States 2
CW-171 Groove Writing 2
CW-261 DAW Writing and Production 2
CW-216 Vocal Writing 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 6

Course # Title Credits
CP-215 The Art of Counterpoint 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
CW-211 Advanced Ensemble Writing 2
CW-333 Studio Writing and Production for the Recording Studio 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 3
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
XXXX-xxx Conducting 2 - choose 1
COND-212 Conducting 2
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
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
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 4
Total Credits 11

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
CW-411 Writing for Orchestra - Studio Orchestra 2
CW-422 Advanced Production for Writers 2
CW-498 Directed Study in Contemporary Writing and Production 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 10

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.