Boston, MA (August 12, 2004)–Berkleemusic.com, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, has announced it will begin providing courses for college credit in September 2004, and will offer 17 distinctive certificate programs in studio production, music theory, songwriting, arranging, electronic music production, and music business.
Certificate programs in Music Production include courses in Mixing, Mastering, Producing with Pro Tools, MIDI Sequencing, Sound Design, and Desktop Music Production. To learn more about these interactive online courses, visit: www.berkleemusic.com/school/certificates/production. Student advisors are available at 866.BERKLEE (866.237.5533) to answer any questions.
These new offerings elevate Berklee’s online music education capabilities by enabling students nationwide and worldwide to gain industry-recognized qualifications from Berklee College of Music, earn credits that can supplement music programs offered by other institutions, and secure financial aid to help pay for their education. 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 online college credit courses, which begin on September 20.
“During my career, I have worked with a large number of Berklee grads,” said Chris Stone, founder of Record Plant Recording Studios. “To me, a musician that has the ‘Berklee stamp of approval’ immediately commands a certain amount of credibility and respect. I know that they will have a high level of expertise and musical insight, and I can feel comfortable that they will be proficient on the job. For anyone who is really serious about music, Berklee is the place to get a great education and make important contacts.”
Berkleemusic.com’s 17 certificates will be offered through three distinctive programs: Specialist Certificate Programs consist of three courses; Professional Certificate Programs include five courses over a one-year period; and Masters Certificate Programs comprised of eight courses taken over a two-year period.
Musicians will also be able to take individual courses to complement degree programs at other institutions. By transferring college credits from Berkleemusic.com, students at various schools will have the opportunity to take advantage of Berklee’s unique courses, time-tested teaching methods, and expertise, while moving toward a degree at another college. The online credit is not transferable to Berklee College of Music, which offers independent undergraduate degree and diploma programs requiring residency on-campus.
For complete information about Berkleemusic.com’s college credit courses, certificate programs, and financing options, please visit www.berkleemusic.com.
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