Professional Music 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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 3
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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Music Production - choose 1
MP-113 Accelerated Pro Tools
MTEC-213 Producing Music With Ableton Live
MTEC-214 Producing Music with Logic Pro X
MTEC-230 Electronic Music on the iPad
2
Total Credits 13

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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Music Business - choose 1
MB-101 Introduction to Music Business
MB-131 Taxation in the Music Business
MB-211 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
MB-287 Business Communication
2
XXXX-xxx Professional Music - choose 1
PM-230 Computer Literacy for the Professional Musician
PM-300 The General Business Gig: Artistry and Business Development
PM-310 Financial Management for Musicians
PM-320 Investment Principles for the Professional Musician
PM-330 The Private Studio Teacher
PM-350 Music Marketing for the DIY Musician
PM-495 Professional Music Internship
PMH-250 Movement for Musicians
2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 3
Total Credits 13

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
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 2
XXXX-xxx Professional Music - choose 1
PM-230 Computer Literacy for the Professional Musician
PM-P300 The General Business Gig: Artistry and Business Development
PM-310 Financial Management for Musicians
PM-320 Investment Principles for the Professional Musician
PM-330 The Private Studio Teacher
PM-P350 Music Marketing for the DIY Musician
PM-495 Professional Music Internship
PMH-250 Movement for Musicians
2
PM-340 The Artist Entrepreneur 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 1
Total Credits 12

Semester 7

Course # Title Credits
PM-xxx Designated Concentrate Course 4
PM-P425 The Business of Professional Music 2
XXXX-xxx General Electives 5
Total Credits 11

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 4
Total Credits 10

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.