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Berklee Online Launches Application For First Online Master’s Degree Program And Releases Music Production And Music Business Course List And Overview Videos

Widely recognized among the top music schools in the world, Berklee College of Music in Boston launched Berklee Online in 2002 as an online option for attending their illustrious classes, and over the past 15 years has evolved from offering award-winning virtual music courses to certificate programs to an undergraduate degree. Berklee Online is now the world’s largest online music school, teaching more than 11,000 students a year through their online degree and non-degree programs.

After the recent announcement that Berklee Online will be launching their first online master’s degree programs, the school has returned with the news that applications for the program are now open. Interested students can head to the Berklee Online website now to start the application process.

The inaugural class will begin in September 2018 and will give students the chance to earn their master’s degree with Berklee Online in two key areas: Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business. In addition to opening the application, Berklee Online has also unveiled the course list and detailed information for both programs and released videos to highlight each one. The Music Business overview video features John P. Kellogg, Esq. handling the program overview with Enrique Gonzalez Müller handling the honors for the Music Production overview video.

With the Master of Music in Music Production, students will learn about the most creative and innovative music production techniques and the power of the latest DAW-based technology. This will include courses like Commercial Vocal Production, Critical Analysis of Music Production Techniques, Advanced Sound Mixing Techniques, Audio/Music Production for Visual Media, Business of Independent Music Production, Creative Recording Techniques in Music Production, and more.

The Master of Arts in Music Business will give students the chance to be a leader in the growth and success of the evolving music business in key market segments. This will include courses like Music Business Revenue Streams, The Business of Music Marketing, Data Analytics in the Music Business, Music Business Finance for Entrepreneurs, Music Business Law, Artist Management in the Music Business, Music Business Management and Leadership, and more.

These programs consist of 12 courses (36 credits) that can be completed within one year. In keeping pace with the same flexibility that Berklee Online is known for, students have the option to start in any semester during the academic year and will get the chance to have direct interactions with Berklee faculty and fellow students through their learning management system. Part of each program is a culminating experience, which could be developing a marketing plan or creating an EP that is fully completed and ready to be distributed to the world.

“This is a chance for students to spend a year doing everything they love and hone their knowledge and skills to advance their career in the music industry,” says Berklee Vice President of Online Education Carin Nuernberg." Students will learn from world-renowned faculty in an interactive, collaborative course environment while forging connections with a network of talented industry professionals from around the globe. We couldn’t be more excited for students to apply and for the program to launch.”

Featured faculty in the Master of Music in Music Production will include renowned producers and engineers like Enrique Gonzalez Müller, Prince Charles Alexander, Sean Slade, and Susan Rogers, who have worked with artists like Prince, The Dave Matthews Band, Joe Satriani, Joan Baez, Les Claypool, Radiohead, Hole, Lou Reed, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Faith Evans, P. Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Usher, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Brian McKnight and many more.

The Master of Arts in Music Business will feature global brand strategy expert Stephen Canfield, who currently serves as vice president of marketing for WeTransfer, in addition to the director of music licensing at SiriusXM satellite radio Casey Rae, the internationally recognized expert in music copyright and intellectual property matters Dr. E. Michael Harrington, practicing entertainment lawyer who specializes in the music industry John P. Kellogg, Esq. and more.

The master’s degree program will continue with Berklee Online’s cost-effective, high-quality breadth of offerings, and will give students the chance to earn their degree for a total cost of $33,695 (tuition and fees included), which is roughly 20 percent less than the cost of an in-person degree. Students interested in learning more can head to Berklee Online’s website here.

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