Berklee was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. In June 2016, the Boston Conservatory merged with Berklee, creating the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training ground for music, dance, theater, and related professions.
With a focus on global learning, the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, offers graduate programs and study abroad opportunity, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 43 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing more than 100 countries, abundant international undergraduate and graduate student populations (33 and 53 percent respectively), and alumni and faculty who have won more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.
About the Valencia Campus
Berklee’s campus in Valencia is the first international campus established by the renowned Berklee College of Music - and its first campus outside of Boston. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, the magnificent 3,600 square meter campus has been designed specifically for music and is equipped with state-of-the art technology.
Berklee’s Valencia campus aims to provide a hub to launch the careers across the globe for the most musically talented international students. Offering a unique curriculum, as well as an International Career Center to assist students in their transition from student to music professional, the campus presented Berklee College of Music’s first graduate master’s degree programs in contemporary music (Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); and Global Entertainment and Music Business) in September 2012, and launched a fourth new graduate program: Music Production, Technology, and Innovation in September 2013.
In addition, Berklee’s campus in Valencia offers a Study Abroad Program for Berklee students from Boston to study for a term at Valencia, Summer and Special Programs, as well as a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community – as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.
Valencia Campus Executive Officers
Valencia Campus Staff
The staff on the Valencia campus is here to make the student experience as smooth as possible. Departments on the Valencia campus include:
Valencia Campus Academic Programs
Master’s Degree Programs
We currently offer master's degrees in the following four areas:
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Undergraduate Programs in Valencia
Berklee undergraduate students have the opportunity to study on the Valencia campus and expand their international experience in two programs:
Summer programs (available to those as young as 15) allow you to expand your musical horizons on the state-of-the-art Valencia campus together with experienced teachers and gifted students. See our summer programs >>
More About Berklee College of Music
Mission and Philosophy
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Cultivating the musicianship of all of our students is the foundation of our curriculum.
Our mission and philosophy
Vision for 2025
As the preeminent institute of contemporary music, Berklee will transform music education and enhance the power of music to better our world. Building an inclusive culture that promotes diversity in all its forms, we will nurture the growth of the world’s most inspired musicians so they may fully realize their artistic, creative, and career potential. Berklee will forge new connections among art forms, musical cultures, technologies, and institutions, creating a dynamic global network that fosters innovation, collaboration, and community.
Berklee's vision for 2025
Berklee was founded by Lawrence Berk, an engineer trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a veteran arranger with the CBS and NBC radio orchestras who wanted to teach contemporary music and provide practical career preparation for the working musician. His idea caught fire, and the small teaching studio grew into a sizable school, and then a college, in just over two decades.
Berklee College of Music is a nonprofit, coeducational institution of higher learning incorporated under General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and authorized under U.S. federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students and to train veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights.
Thanks to the enthusiastic generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations, Berklee is able to mirror the diverse and ever-evolving landscape of the music industry. As a result of your philanthropic gifts, we come closer to fulfilling our mission, which is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.
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