Berklee College of Music
Founded in 1945 as the Schillinger House, the institution was the United States' first school to teach jazz music. In 1954, the institution was renamed to Berklee School of Music, named after its founder, Lawrence Berk. 12 years later, Berklee produced its first batch of baccalaureate degree graduates until finally becoming the Berklee College of Music in 1970.
Throughout the years, the college evolved to become the pioneering institution in the provision of baccalaureate education in different genres of music and the music industry. Today, it offers 27 majors and minors towards a variety of bachelor's degree and 32 master's degree programs in the study of composition, contemporary writing and production, electronic production and design, film scoring, jazz composition, music business/management, music education, music production and engineering, music therapy, performance, professional music, and songwriting. Attracting nearly 5,000 students from 96 countries across the world, Berklee's Boston campus is a vibrant close-knit community of diverse and talented learners enjoying the college's state-of-the-art facilities including studios, laboratories, classrooms, and performance amenities to support students' preparation for a career in the music industry.
- Minimum GPA 2.50
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 100
- Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00