Berklee College of Music
- 4 Year
- BOSTON, MA
Berklee College of Music Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 1,111 reviews
Great environment, encourages students to work hard and get to know each other. Most students are very focused, which I find inspiring and pushes me to put in even more work. That being said, the school is very expensive, and some of the core curriculum classes feel a bit dated in their subject matter.
Online is better. Taking out any aspect of the Berklee experience is better. Online, you don't have to be in the bizarre, financially-juxtaposed neighborhood of Back Bay. which is also a plus.
Going to Berklee was the most detrimental and debilitating action I've taken throughout my learning experience. Berklee will reduce your brain to units of Solfege, confuse and misrepresent your perception of the music industry, disable and compartmentalize your creative spirit, and ultimately instill the realization that "music" and financial stability do not coexist. In the grand scheme of my life, I view my time at this cute little shack as a pertinent reminder that the success in my career as a musician and sound designer stems not only opportunity, but my ability to say no to "said opportunities". For the love of God, do not send your children here.
From what I've been talking to the advisor, there are several group chats for the students to network and they also have their one messaging system, what makes the whole communication between students very easy.
I'm not attending yet but I hope so much that I get approved. All the videos I see from campus looks amazing and the experience must be one of a kind.
All but one of my classes were online. My professors did an incredible job of doing the best that they could with what they were given. Some kids I know even prefer some of these classes online compared to ones in person. I think overall Berklee did a great job handling the pandemic.
Starting a new college in the midst of a pandemic was scary but rewarding. Berklee has done an incredible job of having music classes online. The only issue I have faced with this campus was not getting to see the "magic" of Berklee first hand. The reason many choose to go to Berklee is because of the networking you can easily do. With everything being online and strict covid guidelines put in place, it was hard to meet people and make connections.
I studied trumped at Berklee, and it's been a while now since I graduated. Looking back I've realized that though I was trained both classically, and contemporaneously, I always felt like I came out flat. In 2013 I was feeling at the top of my class, so I decided to experiment. My teachers, however, thought I was "crazy" for trying to play a trumpet with no valves, especially in a Jazz-oriented college where the overtone series just won't cut it. Now my job has nothing to do with what I learned there (like most Berklee alumni), and I have no passion left for music. Complete waste of money.
I did not study on-line and I have no intention to. I don't know why it's asking me about my "online learning experience" when I never had one.
Great school with professors and instructors who have been working professionals. Their online Music Production and Engineering bachelor's program took advantage of the online environment to the best possible extent. Highly recommend concurrently interning or working at a recording studio to make up for the lack of hands on learning.
One of my favorite aspects of the online production and engineering classes, was uploading current projects and mixing assignments for grading by an instructor, but also for the feedback of the class.
Fantastic music business program! Very holistic, so you learn a little bit of all aspects of the industry, with exceptional profs and guest speakers.
Amazing online learning experience! There are still opportunities to network with peers and profs, and many assignments can be completed on your own schedule. High academic standards but also high quality lessons and help.
Berklee has many offerings online, check out their free courses through an MOOC like Coursera to see what it could be like.
Berklee is a great school for networking. If you put in the work, decide what you want from the experience, and seek out mentorship, you will learn a lot. Whether you are on scholarship or not, it is an expensive investment so use your time wisely.
Mostly good. .
Best music school ever. .
After only a month of attending Berklee College of Music Online, I have been constantly checked up on by my advisors and I have even been teamed up with a mentor. This kind of experience shows that they care about my education and my goals. My professors have so far been fair with the content of the courses I am taking, I feel the workload has been reasonable. It's just a matter of time management and prioritizing school work. I am excited to keep on pursuing my education at Berklee and hope to obtain my degree in Music Production.
My entire Berklee experience so far has been online. I have been taking two classes this semester and it has been an awesome experience. The amount of schoolwork is scheduled reasonably and the content in each course has taught me some very valuable pieces of information so far. I have learned so much in the past month and I can only hope I learn so much more in these next coming years.
Although I went there for the 5 week summer program it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in my musical life. Me coming from a musical family is kind of easy for me to adapt to Berklee college of music. It has helped me socially connect in a social and cultural aspect of life. It wasn’t all about the music when I was there it was about learning about myself and about others certain certain techniques of living in a large area like Boston Massachusetts. It gave me a sense of understanding of what exactly I wanted to do in the field of music . I left with more knowledge then I came in with.