Jazz Composition Diploma

Valid for catalog year fall 2017–summer 2018 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2017, 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-P10x LENS Seminar - choose 1
LENS-P101 Engaging with Artistic Space
LENS-P103 Engaging with Boston Culture and History (Boston only)
LENS-P105 Engaging with Contemporary Issues
LENS-P107 Engaging with the Community through Service Learning
LENS-P109 Engaging with Valencia Culture and History (Valencia only)
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
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard 1 1
Total Credits 12

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
ET-211 Ear Training 3 2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard 2 1
AR-112 Arranging 2 2
AR-228 Survey of Jazz Composition and Arranging 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 4 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-212 Private Instruction 4 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx Instrumental Lab 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4 2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 1 3
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
AR-201 Chord Scale Voicings for Arranging 2
Total Credits 13

Semester 5 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
CM-212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 2
XXXX-xxx Conducting 2 - choose 1
COND-212 Conducting 2
COND-217 Conducting 2 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
AR-331 Big Band Arranging and Score Analysis 2
HR-325 Reharmonization Techniques 2
CM-371 Jazz Composition 1 2
CP-361 Jazz Counterpoint 1 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 12

Semester 6 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
CM-373 Jazz Composition 2 2
CP-362 Jazz Counterpoint 2 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 6
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
CM-375 Jazz Composition 3 2
XXXX-xxx Approved Specified Elective 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 7
Total Credits 11

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
CM-499 Directed Study in Jazz Composition 2
XXXX-xxx Approved Specified Electives 4
XXXX-xxx General Electives 5
Total Credits 11

 

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