Getting a master's degree from Berklee College of Music pushes you towards the next big step in your career, and the International Career Center (ICC) is one of the resources you have to help get you there.
The mission of the ICC is to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to help our diverse body of students achieve their career goals. Rather than acting as a one-time job link, our overall focus is on career management. We help you access available resources and activities and apply them to your career path.
Possible Career Paths
Getting a master's degree in music technology, production, and innovation opens you to a world of possibilities in the music industry and beyond. After graduating, many students work as performing artists, technologists, app or software developers, recording engineers, educators etc.
Industry Events and Conferences (Optional)
Succeeding in the music industry is all about building your professional network and making connections with the right people. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their time in Europe to attend or participate in the many music and performance-related events held in Spain and Europe. All event participation and attendance is optional and students make all the arrangements to attend on their own. In some cases, students may be able to access special offers and student discounts through Berklee.
These are the events that we recommend for music technology, production, and innovation students.
ADE (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Month: October
- Website: amsterdam-dance-event.nl
"Amsterdam Dance Event is a combination conference and club music festival centered around the many subgenres inside of the Electronic Dance Music scene from around the world. ADE's multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. In 2016 the conference welcomed 550 speakers and 7000 delegates."
WOMEX (Alternating European Countries)
- Month: October
- Website: womex.com
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
Loop (Berlin, Germany)
- Month: November
- Website: loop.ableton.com/2017
"Loop is three days of discussions, performances, presentations, studio sessions, installations and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology and creative practice. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators and other creative thinkers, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow."
Musikmesse (Frankfurt, Germany)
- Month: April
- Website: musik.messefrankfurt.com
Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main is the world’s most important fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing. This highlight for the sector covers all parts of the musical-instrument sector, from classical instruments, acoustic and electric guitars and bases, brass and woodwind instruments, percussion and keyboard instruments to electronic equipment and hardware and software. Additionally, important publishing companies from all genres, from classic to jazz, rock and pop, present their products at Musikmesse.
Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Convention (Alternating European Cities)
- Month: May
- Website: aes.org/events/conventions
"The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research."
International Music Summit (Ibiza, Spain)
- Month: May
- Website: internationalmusicsummit.com
IMS Ibiza is a comprehensive three-day event featuring live seminars and debates amongst the leaders of the international music community. Through keynotes, interviews, panels and technology master classes, our industry network comes together for thoughtful discussion about the direction and future of electronic music. The IMS Business Report, which has become the industry’s leading data study, is also presented at IMS Ibiza for a global snapshot of vital statistics about the industry. The event has become a major source of industry deals, press launches and is a talking point for worldwide media. Major brands like Corona, Pioneer, Nokia and Coca Cola have used IMS as a platform to launch important initiatives in the electronic music space.
International Music Summit College (Malta)
- Month: July
- Website: internationalmusicsummit.com/college
IMS College – Malta aims to bring together the next generation of bright industry minds for an intensive 360-degree learning experience to give a new wave of electronic music creators and professionals the tools and knowledge to assist their careers. IMS College -Malta will consist of a range of seminars, panels and interactive sessions paired with nightlife and performances scheduled throughout the weekend.
Berklee College of Music’s optional graduate internship program supports Berklee master’s students who seek to integrate academic and professional experience after completing the coursework and culminating experience projects required in their specific master’s program. This program will take place during an additional semester, following the completion of all course work, and students will be charged a part-time comprehensive fee. Note that students are responsible for securing their own internships and for securing all appropriate and required visa statuses.