Commencement

Schedule of Events

Berklee Valencia Commencement Concert

Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CET
Location: Lago Sur de l'Hemisfèric de la Ciutat de les Arts y Les Cièncis, Valencia, Spain.

Berklee Valencia Commencement Exercises

Date: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CET
Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain. Graduates need to arrive at their appointed call time, which will be provided close to the date of the ceremony.

If circumstances remain favorable, both the commencement concert and commencement ceremony will be presented live without an in-person audience. Families and friends will be able to watch the celebrations on Berklee Valencia’s channels.

Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns, and tassels are provided at no charge to graduates. They will be available on campus from Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Instructions on how to collect them will be provided closer to this dates.

Note: This is the only opportunity to pick up caps and gowns; they will not be available on commencement day.

You will have time after the ceremony to have your photo taken in your cap and gown. Before leaving, you must return your cap and gown (baskets will be set up), but you may keep your tassel as memorabilia of this occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Your Diploma

When you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, don’t be surprised to find you have been handed just a cover, with no diploma inside. Since final grades will not have been posted yet, actual diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony. Instead, if you have been approved to graduate in July, your diploma will be mailed approximately 12 weeks after the ceremony to the address you will provide.

Only students who completed their degree requirements in July 2020 or appear on track to finish in December 2020 will be eligible and approved to participate in the July 2020 ceremony.

Diplomas will include your name, degree, and any honors received. The Office of the Registrar will order your diploma using the name entered in the database when you were admitted to Berklee, unless you have indicated differently. Since all diplomas will be mailed, please be sure the permanent address on file with the Registrar’s Office is correct.

Apostille Requirements

If you have any questions regarding getting an apostille for your diploma, contact academicaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu.

Commencement 2020

Berklee Valencia’s virtual ceremony for the conferral of degrees for last year’s graduating class took place on Saturday, July 11, 2020. At the event, 143 graduate students and 10 postgraduate fellows were acknowledged individually for their achievements during a ceremony that included remarks delivered by leadership from Berklee’s Boston and Valencia campuses.
During the ceremony, Berklee Valencia presented an honorary doctorate to singer, songwriter, composer, actress, and activist Lila Downs. Graduate students, together with Downs, performed a tribute to her music as part of the ceremony.

Read the feature story.

Watch Berklee Valencia’s 2020 commencement ceremony:

Watch students and Lila Downs perform “La Cumbia del Mole”:

Watch faculty address the 2020 graduating class:

Commencement 2019

On Monday, July 8, 2019, 150 graduate students from 30 countries were recognized at Berklee Valencia’s commencement ceremony. Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an honorary doctorate to acclaimed recording artist Imogen Heap at the event. Graduate students performed a medley of Heap’s music at the commencement concert, held at l’Hemisfèric on Saturday, July 5.

Read the feature story.

See photos from the concert

Watch Calma:

See photos from the ceremony

Watch a video salute to the class of 2019:

Commencement 2018

Our Commencement Concert on July 7 was a vibrant night where the graduating master’s degree students at Berklee Valencia shared their extraordinary talent and music with the city. The show drew thousands of people to enjoy the student's final concert after a year of hard work earning their master's degrees. This year's concert featured special guest, composer and guitar legend Al Di Meola, who also received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.

Watch Al Di Meola perform at the Commencement Concert

Video Salute to the Class of 2018

See the Ceremony Flickr album

See the Concert Flickr album

Commencement 2017

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia on Monday, July 10, graduating master’s degree students at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain campus recently celebrated their commencement with a concert and a ceremony at which Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an Honorary Doctor of Music degree to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. The 137 new graduates, hailing from 30 nations, received a mix of master of music degrees in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation; Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; and Contemporary Performance with a concentration in production; or master of arts degrees in Global Entertainment and Music Business.

Read the feature story.

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement Concert Playlist

See the Concert Flickr album

Video Salute to the Class of 2017

Commencement 2016

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain celebrated its commencement ceremony on Monday, July 11 at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. This year, 119 students from 30 nations received their master’s degrees from Berklee in four programs of study: music production, technology, and innovation; contemporary performance (production concentration); scoring for film, television, and video games; and global entertainment and music business. The students came to Berklee from Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Korea, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and Venezuela, among others.

Read the feature story.

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement Concert Playlist

See the Concert Flickr album

Video Salute to the Class of 2016

Commencement 2015

Diversity, entrepreneurship, and innovation define the 2014-2015 class.

The Berklee Valencia, Spain, campus celebrated its graduation ceremony on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., at the Auditori in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. 143 students from 31 countries received their master's degrees in four programs of study: Music Technology and Innovation; Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business.

Read the feature story.

Valencia Commencement Concert 2015

Commencement Concert: Act One

Commencement Concert: Act Two

  • Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
  • Time: 9:00PM
  • Location: Lago Norte del Hemisfèric de la Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

See the Concert Flickr album

Valencia Commencement Exercises 2015

  • Date: Monday July 13, 2015
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

See the Ceremony Flickr album