Online Course Equivalencies

Below you will find a list of course equivalencies offered through Berklee Online. These courses have a different registration process and cost than courses offered on campus as part of your degree or diploma program. Review Berklee Online's tuition and fees for more information. Note that scholarships and financial aid cannot be used for Berklee Online courses.

Additional Information About Berklee Online Courses

  • Any course taken through Berklee Online that is not on the lists below will transfer in as a general elective only.
  • Students must complete this form to transfer their Berklee Online courses to their Berklee College of Music degree audit. 
  • Individual classes cannot be selected for transfer. This means all Berklee Online classes that a student has received a grade for will be transferred to their Berklee College of Music degree audit.
  • All courses taken through Berklee Online will affect your GPA. Courses taken through Berklee Online are Berklee courses and cannot be removed from your transcript.
  • You can review other alternative options for credit fulfillment (i.e., the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement exams) on our Registrar's page, as well as a complete list of Berklee equivalencies for CLEP exams.
  • For remote study options for major requirements other than those explained below, please speak with your major chair. Berklee Online courses other than those specifically listed below cannot count toward your major without prior approval from your major chair.

As of fall 2020, many new Berklee Online course equivalencies have been added to the catalogue, including many major requirements and major electives. Please review the options below and contact the department chair if you have any questions: 


Counterpoint


Contemporary Writing and Production (CWP)


Film Scoring


Jazz Composition


Liberal Arts


MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology


Music Business


Music Production and Engineering (MP&E)


Music Therapy


Performance Studies

The following three credit performance study courses will transfer to Berklee College of Music as one instrumental lab credit and two general elective credits.


Recording and Production for Musicians Minor


Songwriting

Songwriting Courses

Berklee Online Course Songwriting Course Equivalent and/or Requirement Notes
OCOMP-490 Music Composition for Film and TV 1 Major elective  
OCOMP-491 Music Composition for Film and TV 2 Major elective  
OCWPR-260 Film Scoring 101 Major elective  
OCWPR-385 Writing and Producing Advertising Music Major elective  
OCWPR-397 Composing and Producing Electronic Music 1 Major elective  
OGUIT-120 Guitar Chords 101 Major elective  
OGUIT-226 Rhythm and Groove Guitar Major elective  
OGUIT-350 Acoustic Guitar Techniques Major elective  
OHARM-412 Reharmonization Techniques Major elective  
OLART-215 Creative Writing: Poetry Major elective  
OLART-216 Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice Major elective  
OLMSC-260 Sampling and Audio Production Major elective  
OLSOC-180 Project Management for Musicians Major elective  
OMBUS-125 Music Marketing 101 Major elective  
OMBUS-240 Music Business Trends and Strategies Major elective  
OMBUS-270 Music Publishing 101 Major elective  
OMBUS-274 Online Music Marketing: Campaign Strategies, Social Media, and Digital Distribution Major elective  
OMBUS-495 Music Supervision SW-273 Music Supervision: Selecting and Licensing Music for Media (major elective) Student cannot also get credit for SW-273 on campus.
OMBUS-496 Music Licensing Major elective  
OMPRD-160 Music Production Analysis Major elective  
OMPRD-162 Critical Listening 1 Major elective  
OMPRD-180 Pro Tools 101 Major elective  
OMPRD-202 Sound Design for the Electronic Musician Major elective  
OMPRD-205 Music Writing and Production with the iPad Major elective  
OMPRD-210 Audio Fundamentals for Recording Major elective  
OMPRD-221 Pro Tools 110 Major elective  
OMPRD-227 Recording and Producing in the Home Studio Major elective  
OMPRD-273 Producing Music with Logic Major elective  
OMPRD-275 Producing Music with Reason Major elective  
OMPRD-278 Ableton Live Fundamentals SW-181 DAW for Songwriters: Ableton Live (technology requirement option) Student cannot also get credit for SW-181 on campus.
OMPRD-279 Producing Music with Cubase Major elective  
OMPRD-281 Performing with Ableton Live SW-381 Electronic Performing Songwriter Workshop (major elective) Student cannot also get credit for SW-381 on campus.
OMPRD-282 Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling Major elective  
OMPRD-342 Audio Mastering Techniques Major elective  
OMPRD-365 Vocal Production Major elective  
OMPRD-379 Ableton Live Techniques: Synthesis and DSP Major elective  
OMPRD-380 Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools Major elective  
OMPRD-382 Mixing and Mastering for the Electronic Musician Major elective  
OMPRD-385 Remixing Major elective  
OMPRD-386 Programming and Producing Drum Beats Major elective  
OMPRD-389 Audio Post Production for Film and TV Major elective  
OMPRD-402 Creative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Music and Visuals Major elective  
OMPRD-420 Art of Mixing Major elective  
OMPRD-425 Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools Major elective  
OMPRD-475 Creative Music Production Skills Major elective  
OPIAN-100 Berklee Keyboard Method ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard Techniques 1 (major requirement) Student cannot also get credit for ISKB-211 on campus.
OPIAN-150 Keyboard for the Electronic Musician ISKB-211 Basic Keyboard Techniques 1 (major requirement) Student cannot also get credit for ISKB-211 on campus.
OPIAN-220 Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard Techniques 2 (instrumental skills options) Student cannot also get credit for ISKB-212 on campus.
OPIAN-230 Pop/Rock Keyboard ISKB-212 Basic Keyboard Techniques 2 (instrumental skills options) Student cannot also get credit for ISKB-212 on campus.
OSONG-150 Music Production Fundamentals for Songwriters Major elective  
OSONG-220 Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies SW-221 Lyric Writing 1 (major requirement) Student cannot also get credit for SW-221 on campus.
OSONG-221 Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title Major elective  
OSONG-222 Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music Major elective  
OSONG-230 Producing Songwriting Demos with Pro Tools SW-161 DAW for Songwriters: Pro Tools (technology requirement option) Student cannot also get credit for SW-161 on campus.
OSONG-231 Producing Songwriting Demos with Logic SW-191 DAW for Songwriters: Logic Pro X (technology requirement option) Student cannot also get credit for SW-191 on campus.
OSONG-240 Commercial Songwriting Techniques Major elective  
OSONG-310 Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs Major elective  
OSONG-315 Songwriting: Melody Major elective  
OSONG-316 Songwriting: Harmony Major elective  
OSONG-380 Songwriting for Film and TV SW-363 Songwriting for Film and TV (major elective) Student cannot also get credit for SW-363 on campus.
OSONG-420 Collaborative Songwriting Major elective