Technology Requirements for Entering Students

Berklee requires all entering students to own a MacBook Pro that meets the standards established by the academic and technology leadership of the institution. In addition, you must purchase the Core Software Package from Berklee, which includes several leading music technology applications in use at Berklee and in the music industry at large.

Berklee makes exclusive arrangements to purchase items from leading industry manufacturers and passes this value along to you. Because your suite of software is offered as a package, you must purchase the full package even if you already own some of the software included in it; for this reason, please refrain from purchasing music software in anticipation of attending Berklee.


Requirements: Your Tools for Success

Core Software Package (required for all)

MacBook Pro*

Audio Interface*

*You are required to to own a MacBook Pro and an Audio Interface as a student at Berklee. You can choose to purchase these items from Berklee directly or purchase them on your own. For more information, please contact Student Technology Services.

*Purchase option available on the Boston campus only. Students who will spend their first year abroad in Spain are required to bring their own MacBook Pro and Audio Interface.


Technology Recommendations: Protecting and Supplementing Your Tools