Berklee/Brown Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program

This two-week summer program integrates Brown University Pre-College Programs' long tradition in developing critical thinking based in history, theory, and practice with the philosophy of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship that the creative process and the entrepreneurial journey share the same DNA.

Through lectures and workshops with creative entrepreneurs, students learn how to take an idea from prototype to presentation. Students will design a hands-on project and develop the startup mindset needed to be dynamic thinkers and makers. Over the course of the two weeks, students live on both the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island, and Berklee campus in Boston, Massachusetts, experiencing two college environments and the exciting artistic worlds each inhabit and help foster. Read a Q&A with program director Panos Panay and press coverage of the program.


Explore the summer program and hear first-hand from past students in this video:

2018 Program Information

Program length:
13 days
Program dates:
Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 27, 2018
Registration fee:
$50 (nonrefundable and nonstransferable)
Included in tuition
Move in to Brown campus: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Move from Brown to Berklee campus: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Move out of Berklee campus: Friday, July 27, 2018
Age range: 15–18 years, and must have completed ninth grade and no more than 12th grade

Program information subject to change.

Note: Though not required, you are permitted to bring laptops, computers, tablets, etc. Wireless internet and electrical outlet plugs are provided throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your items safe. Berklee is not responsible for the loss of these items.

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