Berklee welcomes many of the world’s most promising and creative undergraduate students to develop and hone their talents in music through the college’s bachelor of music degree program or its professional diploma program. As the premier college of contemporary music, Berklee nurtures the artistic, academic, and entrepreneurial skills that an enduring career in music demands via a rigorous core curriculum, intensive personalized instruction on your principal instrument, and a wide variety of majors and minors. You may also further target your learning by immersing yourself in focused areas of study, internships, and other opportunities. We invite you to explore many of the key components of an undergraduate education at Berklee below.
Berklee offers music students courses of study toward a fully accredited, four-year baccalaureate degree or professional diploma in 12 majors. We encourage you to explore majors available at Berklee as you take charge of your education in music.
More than 25 minors are available at Berklee, each offering specialized courses of study designed to expand your base of knowledge beyond your declared major. We welcome you to consider your options by investigating minors at Berklee.
As a Berklee student, you'll declare a principal instrument from among an extensive—and growing—list of instrument options. You may also pursue studies on a secondary instrument, and student-organized recitals and sessions afford opportunities to explore more instruments.
For those interested in deeper exploration of a particular genre, field, or discipline, Berklee presents focused areas of study designed to develop your expertise in one of several key areas.
Many Berklee students find that an internship related to their course of study is the perfect pairing with their coursework. Internships afford you the opportunity to earn college credit at Berklee while applying the knowledge you gain in the classroom to contemporary practice.
Featuring courses in arranging, ear training, harmony, and music technology, Berklee’s time-tested core music curriculum will provide you with the solid foundation you need to best hone and advance your abilities in music.
For undergraduate degree program students, Berklee’s liberal arts curriculum presents an education that will help you develop not only as a musician, but as a well-rounded individual informed by studies in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.