Technology Requirements for Entering Students

Students entering Berklee College of Music must own a MacBook Pro that meets the standards established by the academic and technology leadership of the institution. In addition, a charge for the Core Software Package will be automatically added to your student account in the first semester, which includes several leading music technology applications in use at Berklee and in the music industry at large. This requirement does not apply to students entering Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

All incoming vocalists must also purchase an XLR microphone.

Berklee makes exclusive arrangements with leading industry manufacturers and passes this value along to you. Because your suite of software is offered as a package, there are no exemptions from the Core Software Package even if you already have some of the software included in it; for this reason, please refrain from purchasing music software in anticipation of attending Berklee.

Note that any and all contents, components, and pricing listed here are subject to change at any time without notice.

Requirements: Your Tools for Success

Core Software Package (required for all)

MacBook Pro*

Audio Interface*

*Students who will spend their first year abroad in Spain are also required to bring their own MacBook Pro and Audio Interface.

Technology Recommendations: Protecting and Supplementing Your Tools


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