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The best way to discover what makes the Berklee experience unique is to see it for yourself. We strongly encourage you to visit the campus, take a tour, and ask our admissions team any questions you may have.
We strongly recommend you visit the Valencia campus to discover what makes the Berklee experience unique. Campus tours are offered every Monday and Friday at 10 am. For security purposes, you will need to register at the front desk before joining a tour. Make sure to bring an identification card like a passport or driver's license. All times are noted in local Valencia time (C.E.T. time zone).
The best time to visit is when Berklee classes are in session. There's almost always something special going on at Berklee: a visiting artist giving a master class, Berklee-produced concerts and events including Innovation: ¡En Vivo!, the Discover Series concerts, and Lago de Conciertos, in addition to a number of student gigs in and around Valencia.
The Valencia campus is located in the middle of the City of Arts and Sciences, a large complex dedicated to culture, science, and arts. The area has quickly become one of the highlights of Valencia, attracting tourists throughout the year. Below you will find some recommendations for hotels and restaurants in the area.
Holiday Inn Express Ciudad de las Ciencias
Holiday Inn Valencia ****
Hotel Ilunion Valencia **** and ***
Hotel AC-Marriot Valencia
Valencia Flats Holiday Apartments
Five-Star Hotels in Valencia
Valencia is a well-connected city with an international airport, as well as a large train station servicing most areas of Spain. Once you are in Valencia you will find multiple ways to get around.
Experience the Valencia campus for yourself with our virtual tour in Google Street View.
There are two floors, click on the numbers 1 and 2 in the upper left-hand corner to go up or down the floors.
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First opened in January 2012, the academic area includes ensemble rooms, classrooms, teaching studios, and practice rooms. All rooms have been specifically built to the highest standards of acoustics, through the use of soundproofing as well as absorption and diffusion materials on room surfaces in order to provide rooms with sonic isolation.
As a student at Berklee in Valencia, you will enjoy performance spaces that emulate the conditions found in professional environments with state-of-the-art equipment and a wide variety of musical instruments.
A mix between classroom and teaching studio, the ensemble rooms are designed to encourage collaboration. Each of the three ensemble rooms features a projector, staved whiteboard, Yamaha C2 acoustic piano, drum set, amplifiers, and various percussion instruments. The ensemble rooms are fully wired with stereo sound PA systems connected to the campus network. As with all music rooms on campus, the ensemble rooms are fully soundproofed and isolated so that nothing comes between you and your music.
Classrooms seat up to 20 or 36 students, depending on the room. With audio and video music presentations in mind, classrooms are designed with an overhead projector, stereo audio and video, a piano, and staved whiteboards. Classrooms are networked and fully connected with the rest of campus for access to Berklee’s digital media library and the internet.
Teaching studios contain similar features to those found in ensemble rooms, but in a more intimate setting for you to collaborate with peers and faculty. Studios contain pianos, various percussion instruments, amplifiers, and audio and video connections for a full musical experience. As with most rooms on the Valencia campus, you and your teachers can reserve teaching studios through an online booking system.
Soundproofed practice rooms ensure that you will have ample opportunity to perfect your craft. Rooms are large enough to accommodate small ensembles and can be reserved twice a day for up to two hours at a time. Acoustic pianos are available in six rooms and drums are on hand in three rooms. A guitar practice room features a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III amplifier.
All students are provided with a standard locker. Priority for larger instrument lockers is given to contemporary performance students.
Virtually each room on campus can be reserved, depending on availability. As a student on Berklee's Valencia campus, you can reserve practice rooms, the scoring studio, recording rooms, ensemble rooms and classrooms with your account on the Valencia campus intranet system. Each room has specific guidelines and reservation policies regarding usage, time limits, and access privileges.
The state-of-the-art music technology complex houses two technology labs and five recording studios, including a world-class scoring stage. The scoring stage and recording studios A, B, C, and D were designed by the renowned acoustic design consultants at Walters-Storyk Design Group in collaboration with chairs, deans, and technology lab staff from Berklee.
Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed studios for artists and organizations such as: Alicia Keys, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion, Jay-Z, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Every aspect of the technology complex is geared toward preparing you to meet the challenges of the evolving music industry environment.
The scoring stage is a 126 square meter facility (1,360 sq. ft.) that includes a live room, a 46 square meter control room (500 sq. ft.), and an isolated machine room. The live room is an 80 square meter area (860 sq. ft.) with high ceilings, variable floor and wall surfaces for diverse acoustic configurations, and two iso-overdub booths. The control room is configured to accommodate learning.
Four recording studios enable you to develop, produce, design, and complete projects in advanced professional production facilities equipped with the latest hardware and software.
Featuring excellent acoustics and sound isolation, the recording studios range in size from 12.5 square meters (135 sq. ft.) to 18.5 square meters (200 sq. ft.). Each of the recording studios is linked to an iso-overdub space that expands the working area and supports supplemental recording with microphones.
Two technology labs serve as classrooms for technology-based music and global entertainment/music business courses. These laboratory spaces provide you with hands-on access to professional music technology and music business equipment and software. These tools and resources, in conjunction with your own required Berklee laptop computer package, allow you to advance your skills and complete your most demanding course work. The labs feature:
Our library features a beautiful, light-filled atmosphere and offers a breathtaking view of the City of Arts and Sciences. The library is a place of constant evolution in order to satisfy the developing needs of the Berklee community.
The library continues to build its collection of print, multimedia, and electronic materials, which can all be searched through the online catalog of Berklee’s Stan Getz Library in Boston at catalog.berklee.edu. The Library also contributes to the promotion of artistic research with the Berklee Valencia Library Research Support Group to help our students with their thesis projects and to support music-based research.
If you have questions about the group, the library services or resources, please contact our librarian, Alejandro Cuadrado, at email@example.com.
Since opening in 2005, the Palau de les Arts opera house has quickly become one of the most visited attractions in Valencia, and is on its way to being recognized as one of the top opera houses in the world. Through a special agreement between the Palau de les Arts and Berklee College of Music, students at the Valencia campus can partake in performances and concerts at this world-class live music venue.
Named after Valencia’s famed 18th century composer, Vicent Martín i Soler, this 400-seat theater is located underground inside the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. The theater features an opera pit and is fully equipped with the latest stage technology equipment.
The Auditori seats 1,490 spectators, all with unobstructed visibility. Designed with acoustic excellence in mind, the Auditori is well suited for symphonic concerts, film premieres, large conferences, and other special events.