Performance Diploma

Valid for catalog year fall 2018–summer 2019 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2018, 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 - choose 1
LENS-101 Engaging with Artistic Space (Boston only)
LENS-103 Engaging with Boston Culture and History (Boston only)
LENS-105 Engaging with Contemporary Issues (Boston only)
LENS-107 Engaging with the Community through Service Learning (Boston only)
LENS-109 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
XXXX-xxx General Electives 3
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
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 3/Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
HR-211 Harmony 3 2
RPxx-211 Recital Preparation 3 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 1
PSH-xxx Health and Wellness Courses for Musicians 1
XXXX-xxx General Electives 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
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 4/Solfege 2 - choose 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-232 Solfege 2
2
HR-212 Harmony 4 2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
RPxx-212 Recital Preparation 4 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 1
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 12

Semester 5 (suggested semester to study abroad)

Course # Title Credits
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
XXXX-xxx Conducting 1 - choose 1
COND-211 Conducting 1
COND-216 Conducting 1 with Live Keyboard Ensemble
1
PIXX-311 Private Instruction 5 1
RPxx-311 Recital Preparation 5 1
PSHR-321 Harmonic Considerations in Improvisation (Not required of drum set or voice performance majors. Drum set performance majors must take PSPC-341. Voice Performance majors must take PSVC-425 or PSVC-426.) 2
ILRE-375 Recital Workshop for Performance Majors 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 6 (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
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
PIXX-312 Private Instruction 6 1
RPxx-312 Recital Preparation 6 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 2
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-411 Private Instruction 7 1
RPxx-411 Recital Preparation 7 1
PFSS-xxx Approved Styles Survey 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 5
Total Credits 12

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-412 Private Instruction 8 1
RPxx-412 Recital Preparation 8 1
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
ILXX-xxx/xxxx-xxx Labs/Approved Specified Electives 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 6
Total Credits 11

Study abroad at our Valencia, Spain, campus. It is recommended that performance 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.