ProArts Cross-Registration

Berklee is a member of the ProArts Consortium, an association of seven performing and visual arts schools. ProArts comprises the following institutions: Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston Architectural College, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, New England Conservatory, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. As members of the consortium, Berklee students, faculty, and staff have many resources available to them, including the following:

  • Members are free to use some facilities at each school, including all libraries and most media collections.
  • Members are encouraged to attend open events across ProArts institutions in the interest of building consortial community.
  • Berklee students, faculty, and staff are eligible to take courses at any of the ProArts schools via the cross-registration program.

Participation in the ProArts cross-registration program is open typically only during the fall and spring semesters. Some schools offer continuing education courses to faculty and staff during the spring, summer, and fall. You may register for courses during ProArts registration week as well as the add/drop period each semester. Please see or the Office of the Registrar for details. If you are interested in taking courses at one of the consortium colleges, the following procedures should guide you through the process.

To Register for a Course at a ProArts Institution

  1. At, familiarize yourself with the cross-registration rules and regulations at Berklee as well as at the school where you wish to enroll. 
  2. Obtain a ProArts Cross-Registration form at the Office of the Registrar or online at
  3. Determine the course you wish to enroll in. Course listings can be found here.
  4. Complete the ProArts Cross-Registration form, and obtain the signature of the registrar at Berklee. 
  5. Take your completed ProArts Cross-Registration form to the registrar of the host institution for approval.
  6. Return your completed form to the Office of the Registrar at Berklee to complete the process.

Berklee staff and faculty who wish to enroll in a ProArts course must also complete the tuition waiver form through Human Resources. The Office of the Registrar needs to process the tuition waiver and ProArts enrollment forms at the same time.

Visit ProArts Cross-Registration for more information.  

Cross-Registration Rules and Regulations

  • Courses taken through the ProArts Consortium that meet the standards of Berklee's transfer credit policy for liberal arts requirements or electives will be accepted and counted towards graduation as appropriate. Courses that are not normally transferable may be taken through ProArts and applied to the general elective requirements.
  • If you wish to fulfill a Berklee music course requirement through ProArts, you must obtain written approval from the chair of your major before the start of the course.
  • Faculty and staff are eligible to take one course per semester through ProArts.
  • If you are a ProArts student taking a class at Berklee, please notify the Office of the Registrar if you need to make any changes to your classes.

Remember to add the ProArts course to your Berklee schedule. See the table below to determine the course number and section for adding a ProArts course to your Berklee schedule. The course number you choose must equal the same amount of credits that the course is worth at the host college. Adding a ProArts course to your Berklee schedule does not guarantee a space in the host college course. However, it will save space on your Berklee schedule and increase your term credit load, which is important for financial aid concerns and SEVIS concerns for international students.

Berklee students enrolled in a ProArts class are responsible for attending the class and completing the coursework as they would a Berklee class. Any student who needs to withdraw from a class must notify both Berklee's registrar and the registrar of the host school.

Please use the following course numbering system when registering for a ProArts course.

Course Number Section
PA-005 = 0.5 credit course 001 = Boston Architectural College
PA-001 = 1 credit course 002 = Boston Conservatory at Berklee
PA-015  = 1.5 credit course 003 = Emerson College
PA-002 = 2 credit course 004 = Massachusetts College of Art and Design
PA-025 = 2.5 credit course 005 = School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
PA-003 = 3 credit course 006 = New England Conservatory
PA-004 = 4 credit course  

Example: a three-credit course at Boston Architectural College would be PA-003-001.

There is one exception: For four-credit liberal arts courses offered through Emerson College, register for PA-003-003 (three credits). Only three credits are counted toward graduation.