Los Angeles, CA (October 6, 2004)–Berkleemusic.com, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, hosted a festive press brunch at LA’s famed Record Plant Recording Studios to announce courses for college credit with 17 distinctive certificate programs in studio production, music theory, songwriting, arranging, electronic music production, and music business. The new online curriculum was launched September 20 for the Fall Semester, 2004.
Dave Kusek, VP of Berklee College, spoke to the large group, which included Berklee executives, graduates, online instructors, pro audio manufacturers, and members of the press. “I am very happy to report to you today that in just six weeks of being available, we have sold over $1 million dollars worth of certificate programs and enrolled nearly 600 new students into the online school,” Kusek announced. “This is a big success for Berklee, one which will allow us to further develop our courses and financial aid, and also to expand our Berklee Shares program, which offers free music education.”
New courses added for the winter semester include Desktop Music Production for PC, Digital Performer 101, Making Music with Ableton Live, Making Music with GarageBand, Producing Music with Reason, Web Design for Musicians, and Recording and Producing in the Home Studio. Certificate programs in Music Production include courses in Mixing, Mastering, Producing with Pro Tools, MIDI Sequencing, and Sound Design.
The online extension school provides continuing education opportunities that are independent of the undergraduate program offered at Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus. Students can now register for the Winter Semester online college credit courses, which begin on January 10.
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