Commencement

Schedule of Events

Valencia Commencement Concert

  • Date: Saturday July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10:00PM
  • Live Streaming: Berklee Valencia Facebook Page
  • Location: Lago Norte del Hemisfèric de la Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

A highlight of the weekend's festivities, this is a student concert, featuring screening of film cues and multi-media or technology presentations. Invitations are required to access reserved seating area for the Commencement Concert.

Reserved seating will open at 9.00PM and these invitations will reserve you the right to a seat until 9.30PM. From 9.30PM onwards, seats might be taken by the general public on a first come first serve basis.

See the event details.

Valencia Commencement Exercises

  • Date: Monday July 9, 2018
  • Time: 10:00AM
  • Live Streaming: Berklee Valencia Facebook Page
  • Location: Auditori Superior, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

Graduates need to arrive at their appointed call time. Invitations are required for your guests. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Commencement Map

Commencement-2015-Map

Invitations and Tickets

All students who confirm their attendance and are approved to participate in the July 2018 commencement will be guaranteed a maximum of two invitations for the Commencement Concert on Saturday, July 7 and five invitations for the Commencement Ceremony taking place on Monday, July 9. Information on the Commencement concert and ceremony can be found under Schedule of Events.

Note: Reserved seating for the Commencement Concert (Saturday, July 7) will open at 9.00PM and these tickets will reserve you the right to a seat until 9.30PM. From 9.30PM onwards, seats might be taken by the general public on a first come first serve basis.

Commencement Concert and Ceremony invitations will be available for pickup from Wednesday 4, through Friday, July 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Student Affairs Office (Valencia Campus)

Note: Students participating in the Commencement concert as presenters, performers or production assistants will not need a ticket for themselves. If you are unsure as to whether you are participating in the concert, please do request a ticket for yourself. Students participating in the Commencement ceremony do not need an invitation for themselves.

Students who anticipate high family attendance are encouraged to speak with their fellow students, as many will not be using all of their invitations. Otherwise, please inform the Student Affairs Office as soon as possible so we can confirm whether there will be spare tickets for the Commencement Exercises.

Graduates or their guests planning to attend any of the commencement events who may need special accommodations on the basis of disability should contact a member of the Student Affairs team (studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu) as soon as possible. Guests are encouraged to provide as much advance notice as possible prior to the start of an event to help ensure that their request for special assistance may be met.

Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns, and tassels are provided at no charge to graduates. They will be available at the Student Affairs Office from Wednesday, July 4 through Friday, July 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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 visibly), but you may keep your tassel as a souvenir of this memorable occasion. In the event that you forget to turn in your cap and gown on Monday, be sure to drop them off that week at the Student Affairs Office.

Out of Town Guests

Recommended Accommodation

Hotel Barceló Valencia

Address: Avda. Francia, 11. 46023 Valencia.
Phone: +34 96 330 63 44
Fax: +34 96 330 68 31
Email: valencia.res2@barcelo.com
Website: barcelo.com/barcelo/valencia

  • PROMO CODE: Berklee2018
  • 5 minute walk from Berklee.
  • Reservations under availability.

Hotel Ilunion Aqua

Address: Calle Luis Berlanga, 19-21.
46023 Valencia
10 minutes walk from Berklee.
Phone: +34 96 318 71 00
Fax: +34 96 318 71 67
Email: reservasaqua4@ilunionhotels.com
Website: en.ilunionaqua4.com/contact/

  • PROMO CODE: Berklee2018
  • 10 minute walk from Berklee.
  • Reservations under availability.

Holiday Inn Express Ciudad de las Ciencias

Address: Avda. Rafael Ferreres, 22. 46013 Valencia
10 mimutes walk from Berklee.
Phone: +34963162530
Fax: +34963952848
Email: reserva@expresshivalencia.com
Website: www.expressbyholidayinn.es

  • 5 minute walk from Berklee.

Reservations under availability.

Hotel AC-Marriot Valencia

Address: Avda. Francia, 67. 46023 Valencia.
10 minutes walk from Berklee.
Phone: +34 96 331 70 00
Fax: +34 96 331 70 01
e-mail: acvalencia@ac-hotels.com
Website: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vlcva-ac-hotel-valencia/

  • 10 minute walk from Berklee.

Reservations under availability.

Hotel Malcom & Barret

Address: Avda. Ausias March, 59. 46013 Valencia.
e-mail: acvalencia@ac-hotels.com
Website: www.hotelmalcomandbarret.com

  • 15 minute walk from Berklee.

Reservations under availability.

Rooms Ciencias

Address: Instituto Obrero, 20. 46013 Valencia.
5 minutes walk from Berklee.

Email: ciudaddelasciencias@valenciaflats.com
Website: www.valenciaflats.com

  • 5 minute walk from Berklee
  • Double, triple and quadruple rooms.

Reservations under availability.

OTHER HOTELS IN VALENCIA

(No discount provided)

OUR RECOMMENDED TRAVEL AGENCY:

Daniel Llorca Dani Llorca - G20 Viajes
d.llorca@g20viajes.com
Tef +34 960 591 854

Website: www.g20corporation.com

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

Valencia has only one airport, called Aeropuerto de Valencia Manises.
The city of Valencia also has two train stations-- Joaquin Sorolla and Estacion Norte. They are very close to each other and one can take return trains from any station.
The prices listed below might vary slightly depending on the season.

Train information:

Train company website: www.renfe.com

VALENCIA - BARCELONA

Euromed Turista (3 hours trip)
Round trip: 75.00 €

Euromed Preferente (3 hours trip)
Round trip: 125 €

Intercity Turista (3.30 hours trip)
Round trip: 56.00 €

Talgo Turista (4 hours trip)
Round trip: 65.50 €

Talgo Preferente (4 hour trip)
Round trip: 84.00 €

VALENCIA - MADRID

AVE Turista (1.20 hour trip)
Round trip: 125.80 €

AVE PREFERENTE (1.20 hour trip)
Round trip: 195.20 €

Alvia Turista
Round trip: 115.50 € (1.20 hour trip)

Alvia Preferente
Round trip: 150.2 € (1.20 hour trip)

Taxi Fares

Valencia Airport / City - 25 Euro
Valencia Train Station - 8 Euro

Additional Taxi information: All taxis are required, by law, to accept credit cards and have change to up to 50€.

Restaurants by area

Area Ruzafa:

Restaurante Bocamada - http://www.restaurantebocamada.com
Canaya Bistro - http://www.canallabistro.com/
Bluebell Cafe - http://bluebellcoffeeco.com/
La más bonita - http://lamasbonita.es/
Ubik Cafe - http://ubikcafe.blogspot.com.es/
Malmö / Copenhagen - http://grupocopenhagen.com/ - Vegetarian

Centro:

Taberna Alkazar - http://www.tabernaalkazar.com/es/
Civera - http://www.marisqueriascivera.com/
Rias Gallegas - http://www.riasgallegas.es/
Tastaolletes - https://www.latastaolletes.com/ - Vegetarian
Oslo - http://grupocopenhagen.com/ - Vegetarian
Alma Libre - https://www.almalibreacaibar.es/carta/ - Vegan / Vegetarian

Beach:

El Coso de Mar ­- www.elcosodelmar.com
El Tridente de Neptuno - www.hotelneptunovalencia.com
La Rosa - www.restaurantelarosa.es
La Perla - www.laperlarestaurante.com

El Carmen:

Abadia D’Espi - http://www.abadiadespi.com/
Refugio Restaurante del Carmen - http://tribusimpostoribus.wix.com/refugio
El Ocho y medio - http://elochoymedio.com

MUSEUMS

List of museums in the city:

IVAM - https://www.ivam.es/en/
Museo de Bellas Artes - http://www.museobellasartesvalencia.gva.es/
MUVIM - http://www.muvim.es/
Bombas Gens - http://www.bombasgens.com/en/
Centro del Carmen - http://www.consorcimuseus.gva.es/centro-del-carmen/?lang=es
Fundación Bancaja - http://www.fundacionbancaja.es/cultura/exposiciones/exposiciones.aspx

SCHOOL ADDRESS

Berklee College of Music
Valencia Campus
Avda. Profesor López Piñero, 1
Palau de les Artes (Anexo Sur)
46013 Valencia (Spain)

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS:

Emergencies: 112
Police: 091
Front Desk Valencia: +34 96 333 28 02

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 2018 or appear on track to finish in December 2018 will be eligible and approved to participate in the July 2018 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 registrarvalencia@berklee.edu.

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

Commencement 2014

More than 100 students from 30 countries were part of Berklee College of Music's second graduating class at its Valencia, Spain. The July 14 ceremony, which took place at the Teatro Martín i Soler in Valencia, included the inaugural graduation for students in the Master in Music Technology Innovation program, which focuses on new artistic directions in the innovation of music, technology, and the application of music in technology. Other graduates completed one of three programs: Contemporary Performance; Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; and Global Entertainment and Music Business.

Read the feature story.

Commencement Exercises

See the Ceremony Flickr album

Commencement Concert

See the Concert Flickr album

Video Salute to the Class of 2014

Commencement 2013

Meet the first graduate class of Berklee College of Music. During this special year, 71 students from 27 different countries came with their special talents, backgrounds and different approaches to music to create the sound of the first master's programs offered at Berklee.

Read the feature story.

Commencement Exercises

See the Ceremony Flickr album

See the Concert Flickr album