Professional Music Bachelor's Degree

Valid for catalog year fall 2020–summer 2021 only. For students who entered Berklee prior to fall 2020, 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
LENG-111 Introduction to College Writing 3
Total Credits 16

Semester 2

Course # Title Credits
PIXX-112 Private Instruction 2 2
ENXX-xxx Ensemble 1
XXXX-xxx Arranging 1 - choose 1
AR-111 Arranging 1 Entering
AR-123 Arranging 1 Continuing
2
XXXX-xxx Ear Training 2 - choose 1
ET-112 Ear Training 2
ET-123 Ear Training 2 Entering
2
XXXX-xxx Harmony 2 - choose 1
HR-112 Harmony 2
HR-114 Harmony 2 Entering
2
LENG-223 Literature 3
LMSC-xxx Mathematics/Natural Sciences (200 level or above) 3
Total Credits 15

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 or Solfege 1 - choose 1
ET-211 Ear Training 3
ET-223 Ear Training 3 Entering
ET-231 Solfege 1
2
XXXX-xxx Harmony 3 - choose 1
HR-211 Harmony 3
HR-213 Harmony 3 Entering
HR-215 Harmony 3 Intensive
2
LHIS-xxx History (any LHIS course) 3
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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
Total Credits 15

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 or Solfege 2 - choose 1
ET-212 Ear Training 4
ET-224 Ear Training 4 Entering
ET-232 Solfege 2
2
XXXX-xxx Harmony 4 - choose 1
HR-212 Harmony 4
HR-214 Harmony 4 Entering
HR-216 Harmony 4 Intensive
2
CM-211 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 2
LSOC-xxx Social Sciences (any LSOC course) 3
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Music Production
Choose from MP-113, MTEC-213, MTEC-214, MTEC-230, SW-161, SW-181, SW-191
2
Total Credits 16

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
MHIS-20X History of Music in the European Tradition (choose 1) 2
LVIS-xxx Visual Studies (any LVIS course) 3
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Music Business
Choose from MB-101, MB-131, MB-211, MB-287
2
XXXX-xxx Professional Music
Choose from PM-111, PM-230, PMH-250, PM-300, PM–241, PM-310, PM-320, PM-330, PM–350, PM–495
2
Total Credits 15

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
MHIS-22X Music of the African Diaspora in the United States (choose 1) 2
LMAS-xxx Music and Society (any LMAS course) 3
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Professional Music
Choose from PM-111, PM-230, PMH-250, PM-300, PM–241, PM-310, PM-320, PM-330, PM–350, PM–495
2
PM-340 The Artist Entrepreneur 2
Total Credits 16

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
MHIS-3XX Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher) 2
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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 4
PM-425 The Business of Professional Music 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 4
Total Credits 15

Semester 8

Course # Title Credits
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 4
PM-475/476 Professional Music Capstone Project (or Online Option) 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 6
Total Credits 12

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