Music Technology Minor


Berklee's minor in music technology arms students with the tools they need to effectively leverage technology to create and distribute their music. The immersive, integrated courses are designed to be completed in one semester at Berklee’s state-of-the-art Valencia campus, where students can take full advantage of its powerful combination of facilities, staff, and faculty.

The coursework is designed to be completed in one semester and is delivered at Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia. The minor consists of all required courses and one elective course, for a total of 10 credits.

Entrance Requirements

Students must be accepted into the Berklee Study Abroad program and spend a semester at Berklee's Valencia, Spain, campus. Upon acceptance into this program, Berklee students who wish to declare the music technology minor should submit the Declaration/Change of Major/Minor form to Katie Irwin.

What Will I Learn?

Upon completion of a minor in music technology, students will:

  • understand and utilize concepts of critical listening and production analysis;
  • synthesize new technology to create, compose, produce, and perform music;
  • produce, record, and mix songs effectively and efficiently using a professional DAW;
  • employ the concepts of signal flow, gain stages, microphone techniques, room acoustics, compression, EQ, and digital effects in the recording and performing of music;
  • set up, troubleshoot, and effectively operate small to medium-sized PA systems, stage lights, and video systems; and
  • make purchasing decisions pertaining to music technology systems, including DAWs, microphones, monitors, outboard gear, PA systems, interfaces, and other music technology.


Required Courses

Elective Courses

Everything about my experience was memorable: getting to immerse into an entirely different culture; the freedom and possibility of exploring other countries on weekends; the smaller community of Berklee students; the facilities; the weather; and so on and so forth. I can't pick any particular event, time, place, or even a small collection thereof to list as the most memorable piece of my experience, as the entire semester was beyond memorable in its own right.

Zach Rosten, Study Abroad Fall 2015