Creative Entrepreneurship Program
Designed for the musician with a creative vision, this 12-week online program surveys the intersection of music, technology, and innovation. Hosted by Berklee in collaboration with MIT Connection Science, this course draws connections between music creation and business development, showing you how musicians and entrepreneurs are two sides of the same coin. With a combination of live class sessions and independent coursework, you’ll connect directly with industry leaders and fellow students. Receiving a final grade of B or higher earns you six college credits, which can be applied to an undergraduate program at Berklee or another college or university.
2020 Program Information
|Monday, June 15–Friday, September 4, 2020|
$50 (nonrefundable, nontransferable)
- Please note: when registering for this program, please select Non-Degree (Summer and Extension Programs) as the level and Berklee Boston Summer Program as the application type.
In this online summer experience, you’ll partipate in these two tracks provided by Berklee Online:
- Creative Entrepreneurship: Leverage your creativity for business innovation and develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any creative field.
- New Media Economics: Music, Mobile, Gaming, and Online Markets: In this advanced beginner-level economics course, explore how technological innovation and convergence impact the production and consumption of media content, including music, mobile, games, and online content.
Additionally, the Creative Entrepreneurship Program offers opportunities for students to connect with each other and attend visiting artist master classes and faculty presentations.
You'll participate in 10–12 hours of required coursework per week. You will have live class sessions with your Berklee instructors and fellow students along with independent coursework that can be completed on your own schedule. Classes will meet regularly at defined times, and you are expected to attend each live class if you can. Recordings of all classes will be archived to accommodate students in different time zones or with schedule issues.
We're looking for ambitious young artists and entrepreneurs from all parts of the globe who are ready to be pioneers, leaders, and change-makers. If you love making art or being creative, are naturally curious and a great listener, like to question the status quo, work well with diverse groups of people (or want to learn how to do that), and enjoy combining disciplines in new ways, then this is the program for you.
You must be fluent in English. You don’t have to be a performer or an artist, but you'll work closely with creators as well as entrepreneurs, faculty at both schools, and other leading experts and educators in the fields of design and creativity.
If accepted to this program, you will need access to a computer with the latest version of Google Chrome, a webcam, speakers or headphones, an external or internal microphone, and a broadband internet connection. Please review the additional requirements for your track coursework.
A complete application form, including a short essay of 1,500 characters or less, responding to the following two questions: What do you hope to learn about creative entrepreneurship, communication, and leadership? What concrete skills, attitudes, or knowledge will you contribute to this program? Applicants may also provide up to three links to relevant websites, products, or services, or other examples of entrepreneurial or leadership projects in which they’ve played a major role.
A passport-style photo ID.
Note that in some cases, additional application materials may be requested. Additional materials may include transcripts, essays, teacher recommentions, or English language assessments.
Deadline: Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2020; however, the program may fill up before that deadline, so students are encouraged to apply early.
Notification of admission decision: Applicants will be notified of the admission decision after submission of a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the review committee.
Confirming attendance with a program deposit: Accepted students must confirm their attendance by submitting a program deposit. More details will be provided upon acceptance.