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Close Up: Berklee Online

Global Extension of Legendary Music School: Founded in 1945, Boston-based Berklee College of Music is the largest private music institution in the world. As of this year, Berklee alumni have received more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. Berklee Online, launched in 2002, is the school’s continuing education division, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online’s award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs and Bachelor of Professional Studies degree are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty, providing learning opportunities to those interested in music and working in the industry. Former students include members of Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Karmin, Sugarland, Train and many more. Berklee Online reaches students in more than 100 countries including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, India, Brazil, Australia and South Africa.

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Starting with MOOCs and College Credit Courses: There are a variety of ways in which to engage with Berklee Online. A recent addition to Berklee Online’s study options are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), provided in conjunction with Coursera and edX. These free, video-based online courses provide learning opportunities in many areas of music education, including courses in music production, music business, guitar, songwriting, etc. Berklee Online reaches tens of thousands of online learners a month with their MOOCs. It also provides more than 150 highly interactive, 12-week, online courses that offer direct and personalized feedback from Berklee instructors in an intimate online classroom, capped at 20 students per course.

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Certificate Programs and Degrees: Berklee Online’s multi-course certificate programs, which are one- to three-year programs designed for those who would like to earn a professional credential in a specific field of study. The highest level of engagement with Berklee Online is their Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program, launched in 2014. Berklee Online offers eight fully online degree majors, including a major in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, in which students can “custom design” their program to meet their academic and career goals. The online degree program features the most student/instructor interaction, including one-on-one private lessons for those enrolled in the Guitar major, which launched in March 2016.

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