Berklee College of Music: ‘We Are Running Out of Excuses For Not Getting A Music Degree

Berklee College of Music started its online program in 2002 when the internet was still figuring itself out. This was pre YouTube or Facebook.  Now, over 10,000 students from 140 countries each year enroll in Berklee Online certificate programs including 12 week courses like Pro Tools, Music Video Editing, Commercial Songwriting, Orchestration, Music Theory, Guitar, Afro-Cuban Drums, Music Production, 3D Design, Ear Training For Mixing Engineers, Arranging: Horn Writing, Artist Management, Music Licensing, Music Marketing and over 100 others. Click here for the rest of the post

My question is this. If Berklee are spending $100,000 per online course – where does this leave the institutions in the UK – who simply don’t invest this type of money into online provision? This type of programme is potentially opening up high quality music education to the world – and I can see the UK getting left behind unless similar investment is made.

Maybe its time we attempted to catch up?

About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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