Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain, Welcomes 193 Students for Fifth Academic Year

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, opened its doors on September 5 to students from around the globe who are beginning both graduate and undergraduate programs.

September 29, 2016

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, opened its doors on September 5 to graduate and undergraduate students from around the globe.

This year, 142 graduate students from 34 countries will begin master's degree programs in four areas of study: music production, technology, and innovation; contemporary performance (production concentration); scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business.

Students from the Master of Music in contemporary performance (production concentration) will hone performance skills on stage and in the studio, master the unique demands faced by performers in the 21st century, and develop strategies for producing and marketing their performance projects. In the Master of Music in scoring for film, television, and video games, students will focus on the art and craft of composing, orchestrating, editing, and integrating music for a range of media. Students from the Master of Arts in global entertainment and music business will learn to meet the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of music and digital media in todayʼs international entertainment industry. The Master of Music in music production, technology, and innovation explores new artistic directions and modes of expression using innovations in music, technology, and the application of technology to music.

Berkleeʼs campus in Valencia also has opened its doors to 51 undergraduate students as the destination for the collegeʼs exclusive Study Abroad program, which this year welcomes students from Berklee’s campus in Boston as well as Emerson College (U.S.), Tecnológico de Monterrey (México), and Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador). In Valencia, they will mainly focus on programs in music technology and international music business while experiencing the rich Mediterranean culture and preparing to face the unique challenges of the global music industry.

The vibrant, colorful, and modern European city of Valencia is home to Berklee’s only international campus, not only due to its strong musical symphonic band tradition—50 percent of Spainʼs musicians live in the Valencian community: 40,000 musicians, 60,000 students, and a 20,000-strong Valencia Musical Association—but also as the crossroads for three geopolitical areas, cultures, and distinct musical traditions: Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean.