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International Career Center

Your Career

The mission of the International Career Center (ICC) is to provide expert guidance, cutting-edge resources, and professional development experiences to a diverse student body for the achievement of students’ music career goals. Rather than acting as a one-time job link, our overall focus is on music career management. We help you access available resources and activities and apply them to your career path.

While on campus all students get to experience, along with the academic program, a set of group workshops, one-on-one advising appointments, company presentations, performance opportunities, and other career related activities that will enhance their professional profile.

Craft Your Career Plan

Planning one’s career is essential towards a successful professional outcome. The ICC works side by side with the students to help develop attainable goals throughout the year on campus.

Sharpen Your Professional Skills

The ICC provides workshops featuring the tools and skills needed to improve the students’ professional profile, both online and offline. During their time at Berklee, our main objective is to equip students with a confident grasp on self management.

Meet the Industry

Students will be exposed to numerous opportunities within the industry, both on and off campus. The ICC helps to maximize those encounters towards strengthening their professional network.

From Student to Professional

As a student you decide how much time you want to dedicate to prepare for your career and how intensively you will work towards securing your dream job. Berklee graduate alumni are working in more than 25 different countries on five continents. Scroll over the map to see highlighted companies where some of them work.

What Employers Say About Recruiting Berklee Students

What We Offer

The transition from being a student to becoming a music professional is fraught with uncertainty. To help with this transition, the ICC works with you, the student, to discover, define, develop, and distinguish yourself as a music professional. For example, more than 80 percent of the students who use the ICC’s services feel more prepared to enter the music industry upon completion of their graduate program.


Watch the ICC's video to get an overview of what we offer.

Career Advising

The ICC staff provides one-on-one career guidance to help you on your career path. At a personal development meeting, held with each student throughout the year, the ICC can help guide you in your search for an international career path that aligns with your professional goals.

Career Seminars and Workshops

Every academic year, the ICC hosts more than 25 events to promote the advancement of your career in music, including presentations from industry professionals, and workshops.

Seminar and workshop topics include:

  • resume and portfolio preparation;
  • interview strategies;
  • publicity and promotion;
  • presentations and public speaking;
  • networking; and
  • social media and digital strategy.

Career Resources

The ICC has many resources available to help with your job search process. Resources include Berklee Career Manager, online periodicals, subscription-based reference directories, and materials created by the ICC, to name a few.

Berklee Career Manager

Berklee Career Manager is our online portal where students and alumni access career-related resources, and our job and gig board. Watch the video below for an overview of the Berklee Career Manager.

LinkedIn

linkedinjobs-logoMusic-related jobs are on the rise on LinkedIn, giving entertainment professionals increased exposure and opportunities on the world’s largest professional network. By using LinkedIn’s Job Search tool, you will find jobs relevant to your profile, and you can filter your search by company, location, or industry (such as music jobs in your area). You will also be able to see who in your network is connected to a company with an open position and you can research companies before applying. With the ICC, you will learn more about how to create an ideal LinkedIn profile and how to optimize your job search.

European Conferences, Fairs, and Festivals

Succeeding in the music industry is all about building your professional network and connecting with high-performing peers and people in the industry. Berklee faculty and staff attend a selection of these events, and in some cases the ICC arranges meet-ups for students with industry leaders to discuss latest trends, give their personal career advice, and to network.

All conference 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.

Soundtrack Cologne (Cologne, Germany)

SoundTrack Cologne is the German festival of music and sound in film and the media. Since its inception, with its congress as well as festival program, SoundTrack Cologne has developed into the leading European platform for music in film and the media.

Future Music Forum (Barcelona, Spain)

An annual international music conference based in Barcelona that gathers the leading minds in the world of music to exchange views on how music is being shared in today's digital age and discuss new developments taking place in music technology.

Fimucite (Tenerife, Spain)

FIMUCITÉ is the Tenerife International Film Music Festival held in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). Every summer, since 2007, Tenerife becomes the main city of Film Music in the world for a week.

World Soundtrack Awards and Film Fest Gent (Ghent, Belgium)

Film Fest Gent was established in 1974 as a student's film festival, and has since developed into one of Europe's most prominent film events. Every year in October, the festival presents some 100 features and 30 shorts from all across the world. A range of different film programs are showcased, attracting over 130,000 viewers each year.

WOMEX (Alternating European Countries)

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.

BIME (Bilbao, Spain)

BIME PRO is the first European fair dedicated to the music and digital industry, it explores new ways of income and collaboration through new technologies, video games and marketing. A three-day program full of activities, lectures, networking, and special events.

BIME Pro connects national and international professionals, updates their knowledge and explores new business models through digital industries.

It is also the first European fair focused on the Latin American music industry, inviting top leaders of their industry.

Musikmesse (Frankfurt, Germany)

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.

TEDxBerkleeValencia (Valencia, Spain)

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBerkleeValencia, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBerkleeValencia event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Select students will have the opportunity help organize the event, while all students will be able to attend.

The Great Escape UK (Brighton, UK)

"The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages."

International Music Summit (Ibiza, Spain)

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.

Film Music Festival (FMF) (Krakow, Poland)

The Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF), organized by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting.

Midem (Cannes, France)

"Midem is the leading international business event for the music ecosystem where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands and talents come together."

Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Convention (Alternating European Cities)

"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."

Sónar (Barcelona, Spain)

Created in 1994, Sónar is a pioneering festival with a unique format and content. It's first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is by virtue of a carefully balanced cultural offering, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with electronic dance music's newest trends.

12 Points Festival (Alternating European Cities)

"12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent. Our mission is to assist and promote these emerging artists, bringing their music to new audiences."

Performance Opportunities

Throughout the academic year, students will have the opportunity to perform on- and off-campus to perfect stage presence, develop self-confidence, and master all areas of live production.

Internships

If you are a graduate program student and you have secured an internship, you have the option to enroll in a graduate internship course. This course provides you with an opportunity to integrate your professional and academic experience through the internship.

A graduate internship in the U.S. will be kick-started with a three-day Internship and Career Seminar at Berklee’s campus in Boston with career development workshops and clinics, including presentations from industry professionals. The seminar is open for all Berklee students and recent alumni to support the launch of their career.

Undergraduate students can see internship courses and options available to them here. The ICC is able to provide additional support for students in this process.

What Alumni Say About Their Internship Experience

Careers in Music

Getting a degree at Berklee will advance your skills in your specialized field while also giving you the flexibility to pursue a fulfilling career in line with your background and interests.

In a world where the entertainment and arts industries are constantly evolving and innovating with new technologies, you want to make sure your skills will enable you to adapt.

With a Berklee degree, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers and professional outcomes, including—but not limited to—opportunities within the fields below.

Composition

Composition is the practice or process of creating music, and may include writing, arranging, orchestrating, conducting, music and score preparation, and other related skills.

Composer

Composers create music, either as instrumental pieces or as pieces that include lyrics. In addition to stand-alone music, a composer might score music to accompany a film, television show, theatrical performance, commercial, video game, art installation, or other visual media, such as web content. This work may include scoring as well as songwriting. The composer’s role is often to provide a dramatic underscore, but composers have also created popular soundtracks that stand on their own. Required skills include music notation, sight-reading, active listening, critical thinking, creativity, and an awareness of both music history and current trends.
Electronic Composer

The composer in the electronic field has a particular specialty in using computer and MIDI technology throughout the entire composing and arranging process. The electronic composer may compose for a specific recording situation—such as film/TV composers who score/compose to enhance visual media—or a live performance situation, such as composers who create for live theater, music, dance, or art. This work may include producing MIDI mock-ups, which allow a director or executive producer to hear the compositions before the recording or performance process commences. For the electronic composer, knowledge of audio editing software is a must, along with the ability to deliver results in fast-paced environments.
Songwriter

Performing songwriters create and perform their own music, while other songwriters create music to be performed by other parties. Songwriters typically write both music and lyrics, often working in collaboration with other composers and/or lyricists. Some songwriters work as a solo act or as the leader of a group featuring their original material, while some more often co-write in coordination with other songwriters. Successful songwriters exhibit creativity and knowledge in composition, music history, and market trends.
Arranger

An arranger provides arrangements of a musical composition to be performed by an artist, band, orchestra, or electronic composer. The arranger determines the voicing, instrumentation, harmonic structure, rhythm, tempo, and other aspects of a song or composition based on the artist, producer, director, or conductor’s specifications. The arranger’s work may then surface as part of a live or recorded performance by an artist, band, orchestra, or electronic composer in settings such as concert halls, films, television shows, video games, commercials, art installations, web content, or other visual media. An arranger should be trained in music theory, orchestration, composition, and harmony, and should have experience as a copyist and as a composer or songwriter, as well as experience playing one or more instruments.
Music Copyist

A music copyist translates a complete score into written individual parts in order for the musicians who will be performing the score to be ready to perform and/or record the music. A music copyist must have strong notation and transposition skills and training in music theory. Successful copyists deliver neat and accurate work with painstaking attention to detail.
Orchestrator

An orchestrator is responsible for writing or transposing music based on a composer’s work or draft such that an ensemble or individual can perform it. Often, an orchestrator will transpose music from one instrument, voice, or electronic sound to another in order to accommodate the needs of a particular instrument, musician, group, or style. In film music scoring sessions, the orchestrator may also be called upon to conduct.
Conductor

A conductor leads an orchestra or ensemble in performance. This may include selecting the repertoire, preparing the musicians via rehearsals, and all other business affairs related to leading an orchestra. In a film scoring setting, the conductor is typically able to hear comments from the studio control room and may incorporate that feedback into the session so as to best direct the musicians/orchestra, and the film score composer or orchestrator often occupies this conducting role as well. The conductor should have strong ability on an instrument (most often, piano), in-depth musical knowledge, the ability to sight-read, and great interpersonal and leadership skills in working with composers, players, editors, orchestrators, and copyists.
Music editor

A music editor is responsible for mixing and synchronizing music with a visual counterpart, such as a film or video game. The music editor often provides a temporary track that is used as a stand-in for the final score until that score is ready. The music editor must be versatile and possess a great musical sensitivity, a keen ear for balance, and an awareness of how music can make or break a dramatic scene or sequence. In addition, the music editor must be familiar with the technology used to mix and synchronize music in conjunction with visual media.
Programmer

The programmer uses software to produce MIDI keyboard/synthesizer tracks for inclusion in a score for visual media such as film, TV, video games, and commercials, or for art installations, live performances, and more. A programmer may also sequence a composition so as to enable the composer, music editor, or others an opportunity to hear it—and identify any problematic areas—without having to hire a full orchestra before it reaches its final performance or recording stage. A programmer must possess strong skills with music sequencing software and notation software.
Sound Designer

The sound designer is employed to develop and/or utilize a sound library to implement sounds and effects for a variety of potential clients, including artists/bands; films, television shows, video games, and other visual media; live theater; production and multimedia companies; and manufacturers. The sound designer typically uses an array of sophisticated electronic equipment to find sonic solutions in their work. A sound designer must posses a creative mindset, the ability to record and edit audio, and the discipline to manage a multitude of audio files across various projects.

Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

Teacher/Professor

Music and performing arts educators may play a variety of roles depending on the educational setting in which they teach. Some are general instructors who teach areas such as, for example, performance, music theory, music history, or theater. Other music educators may focus on one specific field, such as, for example, music therapy, jazz dance, or arranging. Music and performing arts educators work at all educational levels, from pre-kindergarten programs to post-graduate college or university programs. Typically, music and performing arts teachers must possess a love for pedagogy, excellent communication skills, in-depth knowledge of their subject area(s), and exemplary leadership abilities in group settings.
Private Instructor

Private music instructors typically perform individual (or group) lessons in order to advance the learning rate of a student. Private instructors must be able to develop and implement an effective curriculum that will engage students in the learning process in order to deliver desired results for those that they instruct.
Academic Researcher

An academic researcher is dedicated to the careful study of a given subject, field, or problem in order to discover key facts, principles, new areas of inquiry, or conclusions. A researcher typically uses the scientific method to investigate and record findings. Academic research is often undertaken in a graduate school environment, such as the pursuit of a master’s degree or doctorate.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching, and running a new business enterprise. In the initial phase, this is typically a small business, such as a startup company offering a product, process, or service for sale or hire. Entrepreneurship requires the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture—and to assume the risks associated with doing so—in order to make a profit.

Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur organizes, operates, and assumes the risks related to a business venture. In the field of music, common businesses launched by entrepreneurs included recording studios, private teaching practices, performing general business bands, booking agencies, artist management agencies, music retailers, music publishing companies, and record labels, among others. Entrepreneurs often exhibit interest in new technologies, market trends, and investment opportunities in order to pursue a vision that will lead to starting a company with a well-defined specialization.

Live Performance

Live performance is a public presentation of artistic work, such as music, theater, dance, an audio-visual art installation, or any similar public display of creative expression.

Performing Artist

Performing artists specialize in the performance of music, theater, or dance. Whether performing new original material or previously created works, a performing artist’s skills define their marketability. The performing artist may work as a solo act or with a group. Many modern performers incorporate technology and sound design into their performances by using electronic instruments, accompaniment tracks, and special effects. In addition to skill in their chosen craft, contemporary performing artists are required to have a basic knowledge of marketing such as community management through social media and content generation (e.g., video, text, and photos) for promotional purposes.
Session Musician

The session musician may also be called, depending on the source, a studio musician, a session player, a sideman or sidewoman, a freelance musician, or a backup musician. The main responsibility of the session musician is to back up the leader of a group in the recording studio, or possibly during a live performance, playing in a style or manner that the leader of the group or the producer desires. In addition to being a great musician, the session musician must be responsible, reliable, and easy to get along with. Session musicians should know how to sight-read, be familiar with a number of different styles, and, preferably, be proficient on more than one instrument.
Orchestra/Band Member

An orchestra/band member plays a supporting role as an instrumentalist in a musical group. A vast knowledge of repertoire, musical skill, and sight-reading ability are important qualities for the orchestra/band member to develop, especially in the orchestral environment. In addition, the orchestra/band member must be able to play well with other members of the group and must be highly organized so as to know the material before rehearsal. The ability to play more than one instrument is often very helpful to the orchestra/band member, whose responsibility is to follow the directions of the group leader or conductor to deliver the desired performance of prepared music in performance and recording situations.
Vocal/Instrumental Soloist

A vocal/instrumental soloist is similar to a performing artist and may perform in much the same capacity. However, this artist may also work as a contracted performer with a group or in a recording situation. For example, an orchestra, church group, or a recording ensemble may hire a soloist. When performing as a contracted soloist, the artist has a responsibility to rehearse and perform the selected music as directed by the group or project leader.
Background Vocalist

Background vocalists support other singers and musicians on recordings, jingles/television commercials, or in live performances. They may work full-time or on a freelance basis, or travel with a performing act, holding responsibility for learning repertoire and attending rehearsals. Background vocalists must be versatile and flexible; those performing on recordings, jingles, or television/radio will need the ability to read music quickly and record it quickly with a minimum of errors. Harmony and improvisation abilities are a significant plus for successful background vocalists.
DJ/Remixer

The DJ/remixer may be charged with editing a song or completely recreating it to sound different from the original version. The DJ/remixer may also mix recorded music live for an audience. Skills required involve knowledge of audio editing and music production software as well as performance dynamics and knowledge of current musical trends.

Business

In entertainment, business refers to all aspects of the industry, including finding and booking talent, management, promotion, production, distribution, publishing, financing, and consulting. In the field today, successful professionals attain and utilize business knowledge, including those who work on the “creative side” of the industry.

Artist Manager

Personal artist managers represent one or more groups or artists and oversee all aspects of an act’s career. The artist manager deals with and advises the act(s) on all business decisions, and may offer insights on the creative decisions an artist must make as well in attempting to help guide the artist(s) to their career goals.
A&R Representative

The artist & repertoire (A&R) representative is responsible for finding and signing new music talent and the artistic development of that talent. They may act as A&R manager for an artist or group, or, if they oversee an A&R department, they may be responsible for budget management as well as hiring and managing staff such as A&R coordinators and others. A&R representatives oversee an artist or group’s recording process and help to determine single(s) for release. In addition to understanding how music works, such as how albums are recorded, produced, and marketed, an A&R representative must possess a thorough understanding of music in general and an in-depth knowledge of the contemporary music scene.
Booking Agent

A booking agent finds work for creative professionals within the entertainment industry. Booking agents may schedule appearances by musicians, actors, dancers, filmmakers, writers, speakers, and more. In the musical context, a booking agent may schedule live performances for clients in clubs, arenas, festivals, church buildings, and so on. To do so, they must network with venue operators, music promoters, and other bookers. The booking agent handles all financial matters in connection with the performance date and coordinates all matters related to production and logistics. Often, booking agents are also involved with promotion of the events that they book. Booking agents must be highly organized and motivated, and must possess excellent communication skills. In addition, booking agents need computer skills to maintain databases of contacts and venue information. Successful booking agents understand tour scheduling and often double as talent scouts who are able to recognize rising potential.
Music Publisher

Music publishers are responsible for acquiring the copyrights to songs and publishing them. At large music publishing companies, they may perform one or two specific duties, or they may fulfill a variety of functions at a relatively small firm. Many individuals in music publishing or songwriting become independent music publishers, running their own music-publishing firm. The goal of the music publisher is to find and acquire potential hit songs (copyrights) and songwriters, promote them for financial gain, and serve as copyright administrator such that they ensure efficient tracking, licensing, and payment collection. Music publishers should possess knowledge of all facets of the music business, an understanding of music industry dynamics, an ear for hit tunes, knowledge of copyrights laws, and contacts in the music business.
Publicist

A publicist handles the publicity and press needs of creative professionals. In the music industry, publicists help artists or groups signed to a label produce income by frequently getting the artist or group featured in desirable popular press outlets (print, TV, radio, etc.). Typically, this occurs through a process of writing press releases, sending them to applicable media, talking to media about the artist or group, sharing relevant materials such as copies of new albums, and arranging interviews. Publicists often work in conjunction with A&R and marketing/promotion departments to draw attention to an upcoming booking or to make arrangements for a press party.
Fundraiser

A fundraiser is responsible for generating and/or maintaining the funding of an organization, often a nonprofit organization or a startup business. The fundraiser is expected to secure and maintain relationships with former and current investors or donors, as well as to reach out to build relationships with new investors or donors. Fundraisers must possess outgoing personalities and must be able to identify and effectively communicate opportunities that are likely to be of interest to potential investors or donors.
Music Supervisor

A music supervisor is in charge of music that accompanies a visual media project such as a film, TV show, video game, or commercial. A music supervisor may act as an A&R scout to find and license popular songs for inclusion as theme or background music and may select songs for the soundtrack. A music supervisor’s role may be limited to soundtrack music, or they may be in charge of all music for the project, including hiring and supervising a composer for dramatic scoring. A music supervisor must possess knowledge of copyright, licensing, negotiation skills, and budget management as well as a deep knowledge of music and visual media so as to pair the two together in a way that produces the intended impact.
Advertising Account Manager

An advertising account manager develops advertising campaigns. If part of a larger firm, the advertising account manager typically serves as the point of contact between the client and the firm. An advertising account manager must possess knowledge of the field in which they work; for instance, an advertising account manager who handles a record label’s products should have a strong knowledge of music history. An advertising account manager should be creative and aggressive in pursuit of goals and should hold excellent sales skills and a working knowledge of marketing theory, including ways in which to leverage social media platforms to achieve desirable results.
Label Manager

A record label manager oversees one or several departments at a record label and is responsible for the overall operation of the label, including budget management, production, A&R, marketing, scheduling, licensing, and more. The label manager gives the record label direction and purpose and serves as the team leader, often making the final call in the decision-making process. A label manager should generally possess significant experience within the music industry prior to attaining this role. In addition, a label manager must demonstrate excellent communication skills, project and time management, a solid understanding of the technical side of the recording process, and exemplary interpersonal skills.
Music Business Consultant

In the music industry, consultants advise their clients—be they artists, entrepreneurs, or other music industry professionals—on business strategy for their career or organization. Music business consultants must possess a deep understanding of business, law, music, and industry trends in order to provide solid advice with confidence. Successful consultants demonstrate excellent skills in listening, qualitative and quantitative research, and communication, including public speaking and the development of written and/or visual reports.
Marketing Manager

Marketing managers are responsible for developing new marketing concepts, strategies, and plans, and working closely with the creative department on related text, images, video, and other content. The marketing manager typically presents results to an organization’s executives in order to align external messaging with the organization’s short-term and long-term goals. A marketing manager should hold a degree in marketing and/or several years of experience in marketing across multiple platforms, such as social, print, and audiovisual media. Marketing managers must possess excellent interpersonal skills and a keen understanding of branding, public opinion, communication, research, and networking.

Music Technology

The field of music technology is dedicated to creating, recording, performing, composing, notating, editing, analyzing, or listening to music through the use of any device, machine, or tool that facilitates these processes.

Producer

The producer plays a variety of roles depending on whether they are working in music, film, theater, dance, video games, or other media. In the music industry, producers often work with recording artists and record labels to create songs and albums for release. The music producer supervises all aspects of the recording process—including contracting session players and overseeing the recording budget—and may also help the artist select songs to be recorded. Preferably, a producer should be an excellent musician with a lot of performance experience. In addition to possessing a great depth of knowledge in music, a producer should hold extensive technical knowledge of recording equipment, engineering, and acoustics. A producer must also demonstrate creativity and excellent interpersonal skills.
Interactive and Mixed Media Specialist

Interactive and mixed media specialists work to create features for websites, software, and a wide variety of digital multimedia applications. These features may contain sound, music, text, video, images, and/or animation. Interactive and mixed media specialists may be charged with developing and implementing “front-end” content or “back-end” functions, or both. As such, this position requires a broad spectrum of skills, which may include graphic design, web design, web development/computer programming, sound design, editing, and more. Typically, interactive and mixed media specialists are enlisted to help clients meet sales or fundraising goals, so in addition to technical skills, interactive and mixed media specialists should possess an understanding of marketing, communications, and digital user behavior.
Audio Developer

Audio developers create, collect, and/or compile sound effects and music to be used in apps, video games, and other web-based features. The lead audio developer may record sounds or music or draw from a preexisting sonic library, or both, and may oversee voice-over recording sessions. The audio developer’s primary role is to ensure that the finished product contains professional-quality audio. An audio developer should possess electronic production and sound design skills, a working knowledge of professional audio recording and editing software, a creative mindset, and typically must harness the ability to deliver results under tight deadlines.
Music Technology Hardware/Software Developer

A music technology developer designs and programs system-level software or hardware. This may include, for example, operating systems, digital audio workstations (DAWs), virtual instruments, MIDI plugins, or database management systems, or physical gear such as, for example, preamplifiers, microphones, mixing consoles, studio monitors, or effects units. The music technology developer handles the design, implementation, testing, and debugging of any of the above. Depending on the scope of their work, the music technology developer may possess relevant skills in computer science, electrical engineering, and an in-depth knowledge of music and audio technology.
Recording Engineer/Mixer

The recording engineer operates the mixing console and other equipment during the process of recording music or sound. Recording engineers generally run recording sessions, with oversight from the producer. They may also be responsible for setting up equipment in the studio prior to the session, and discussing what the end product should sound like with the producer and talent. It is the engineer’s subsequent responsibility to craft a recording that meets all stakeholders’ stated desires. Many engineers are also called upon to be mixers, working with the output of recording sessions to piece together a polished finished product. Recording engineers/mixers must possess well-trained ears, advanced technical knowledge of recording and mixing tools, and an ingrained understanding of studio etiquette.

For Alumni

From the ICC, engagement with the alumni community is a priority. We aim to develop and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the college and its alumni body through educational opportunities, career services, gatherings, and benefits that will boost your professional and personal pursuits. As one of our alumni, you are an ambassador of the college and a generous supporter of what we do. Thank you for being a part of this unique community.

Alumni Benefits

Exclusive Access to Job Opportunities
You will continue to have access to Berklee Career Manager and you can still have individual meetings with us at the ICC or online. And please stay in touch! We would love to hear how you're doing, what's shaking in your career, and we would be happy to help you with your future career challenges.

Unique Alumni Discounts for Conferences and Festivals
Throughout the year, many professional opportunities are offered to the Berklee alumni community, including discounts for industry conferences, festivals, travel, and accommodation. Stay tuned to get your special pass to great opportunities brought to you throughout the year.

Lifelong Learning
Berklee Online offers alumni a 20 percent discount on award-winning online courses. So, no matter where you are, Berklee can continue to help you learn and grow.

Berklee’s alumni community is 50,000 strong, and we look forward to helping you continue your relationships with each other and the college.

Alumni Events

As alumni, you will receive the monthly alumni newsletter from the Alumni Affairs Office, including information on all the alumni events Berklee offers. There are more than 50 alumni events in the U.S. and more than 10 in the rest of the world. See a list of alumni events here.

The ICC is dedicated to providing networking and professional development opportunities for the alumni community, in person and online. If you have specific ideas for events, contact internationalcareers@berklee.edu.

Alumni Community on Social Media

Nothing is more important for Berklee alumni than being a part of our vibrant community. Through events, social media, newsletters, and other resources, we strive to help you, our alumni, stay connected to the college and to each other, no matter where you live.

We invite all graduates of Berklee’s campus in Valencia to stay connected through our Berklee Valencia Campus Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Facebook Alumni Groups

For Employers

Berklee College of Music’s mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in the music industry. With a commitment to quality and maintaining contemporary music leadership, Berklee is the world's singular learning lab for the music of today and tomorrow, attracting and producing the best and the brightest new talent for the global music industry.

The ICC at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain offers a professional collaborative service to any music industry partner to place graduate program students within their company. The ICC acknowledges the unique needs of the music industry, and will work with partnering companies in the process of recruiting students.

Why Select a Berklee Graduate Program Student

Berklee selects the most diverse and globally minded graduate program students within the international community to partake in our new and innovative one-year graduate programs. Berklee’s students represent new and important sources of music, technology, and business talent for your organization.

How do I recruit Berklee graduate program students?

The ICC is available throughout the year to receive or assist in creating jobs, internships, and gig opportunities, which will be directly and exclusively shared with our master’s degree students.

Whether you need a marketing intern, a full-time business manager, an audio engineer, a composer, a band, or anything in between, the Berklee Career Manager is an invaluable resource to help you find the talent your organization needs. Recruiting in partnership with Berklee College of Music provides not only an additional creative resource, but also the ICC support network, which is dedicated to assisting the entire recruiting process.

Berklee Career Manager

The ICC is able to provide flexible and tailored recruitment services in line with today’s business requirements. We look forward to developing partnerships and helping your company meet its music recruitment needs.

How does a Berklee internship work?

Berklee graduate students are available for internships after July. Our students are well prepared, motivated, and ready to add value to your organization. Internships are a fundamental part of our graduate program, and are designed to culminate in real-world experiences that benefit both the employer and the student. The internship should have a minimum duration of 100 hours, and cover important educational requirements needed for awarding final credits.

The ICC team provides advice and assistance to company recruiters throughout the selection process. We are committed to working closely with you to find the most appropriate recruiting approach, matching your organization’s own requirements.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Live Nation, Spain

“The experience with Jaime was very rewarding. The marketing department is benefitting from the results of his labor. A lot of credit goes to Jaime in his attitude and determination in diligently pursuing his tasks. His enthusiasm made it very easy to direct him and channel his efforts, which meant that the research he did, was more focused and therefore more useful.”

Don’t Believe The Hype, France

“The most valuable aspects of this internship were the fact that the student’s English was very high, allowing him to handle professional discussions about music business matters combined with the fact that the student had a deep understanding of the music business and good comprehension of the web ecosystem (promotion, social media, marketing…)”

San Francisco Opera, United States

“Jessamyn was very sharp and eager to learn all she could about what we do in the Electronic Media Department at the SF Opera. Her classes helped her pick up on the processes of distribution and business within the scope of what we do very quickly. She had a very positive attitude and it was a pleasure having her here with us.”

MusicDish, United States/China

“We felt comfortable giving her more responsibility than the typical intern, which lead to Sally playing a key role in booking a tour in China.”

Contact

The ICC provides a range of services to help companies fulfill their recruiting objectives. For more information, email internationalcareers@berklee.edu.

Download the brochure below to see more information on recruiting Berklee graduate students.

Download the ICC Brochure