For over half a century, Berklee College of Music has been the leader in contemporary music education. We have launched the careers of many of today’s successful professionals in the music industry. More than 200 Grammy Awards have gone to our alumni. Berklee delivers the highest standards in music education, including cutting-edge technologies, and we maintain that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music.
Berklee in Valencia is the college’s first international campus, with a unique curriculum. With the Valencia campus, the college offers a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community—as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.
Berklee in Valencia focuses on five main areas:
Master’s Degree Programs
Our Valencia campus focuses primarily on graduate programs in the following areas: contemporary performance; global entertainment and music business; scoring for film, television, and video games; and music technology innovation.
Berklee Boston undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a semester at the new international Valencia campus. A special program will be offered to students who seek to specialize in the global music industry and who want to develop their skills, competences, and mindset to become leaders at an international level. All credits earned will apply towards graduation. Following the semester, students may complete an internship in their field of study.
The International Career Center
This center expands international opportunities for Berklee students through a variety of initiatives that include internships for those candidates with the most talent and qualifications, and networking opportunities in the Valencia signature areas of study.
Mediterranean Music Institute
Students, experienced Berklee educators, visiting musicians, and new faculty from Spain and beyond will meet in Valencia to explore the many fusions of global music prevalent in and around the Mediterranean rim. The institute will help make Berklee in Valencia a hub for the study, evolution, and proliferation of the many musical genres associated with the Mediterranean region, including flamenco.
Special Programs and Professional Certificates
Berklee’s campus in Valencia regularly offers unique programs in contemporary music. These include clinics, workshops, and seminars as well as short, concentrated sessions in areas such as performance, flamenco, film scoring, music business, technology and production, and education.
The new campus is housed in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, an iconic building designed for music and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, with an unparalleled faculty of inspiring educators and cutting-edge industry professionals. Students in Valencia also benefit from a city where music is essential to its history and its citizens, and that offers exposure to a panoply of cultures, audiences, and master musicians. When you’re in Valencia, you’re not only in Spain, you’re in direct connection to some of the richest musical cultures in the world—including South America, the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa.