Berklee’s campus in Valencia is the first international campus established by the renowned Berklee College of Music - and its first campus outside of Boston. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, the magnificent 3,600 square meter campus has been designed specifically for music and is equipped with state-of-the art technology.
Berklee’s Valencia campus aims to provide a hub to launch the careers across the globe for the most musically talented international students. Offering a unique curriculum, as well as an International Career Center to assist students in their transition from student to music professional, the campus presented Berklee College of Music’s first graduate master’s degree programs in contemporary music (Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); and Global Entertainment and Music Business) in September 2012, and launched a fourth new graduate program: Music Production, Technology, and Innovation in September 2013.
In addition, Berklee’s campus in Valencia offers the First Year Abroad and the Study Abroad programs for Berklee students from Boston to study for one or two terms at Valencia, Summer and Special Programs, as well as a new way for musicians around the world to join the global music community – as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.
With a Berklee degree, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers and professional outcomes, including—but not limited to—opportunities within the fields of film scoring, music business, music production, and music performance. Getting a degree at Berklee will advance your skills in your specialized field while also giving you the flexibility to pursue a fulfilling career in line with your background and interests.In a world where the entertainment and arts industries are constantly evolving and innovating with new technologies, you want to make sure your skills will enable you to adapt.
The transition from being a student to becoming a music professional is fraught with uncertainty. To help with this transition, Berklee’s campus in Valencia provides students with the assistance of the International Career Center (ICC).The ICC works with students to discover, define, develop, and distinguish themselves as music professionals. For example, more than 80 percent of the students who use the ICC’s services feel more prepared to enter the music industry upon completion of their graduate program.The ICC has many resources available to help with thejob search process. Resources include Berklee Career Manager, online periodicals, subscription-based reference directories, and materials created by the ICC, to name a few.
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From acceptance to graduation to the launch of one’s career in music, students have many needs and questions along the way. Berklee College of Music meets those needs and answers those questions with a system of student services that simultaneously empowers students to take responsibility for their own education while also providing a level of support that helps to ensure that students’ experience at the world’s leading college for contemporary music is of the highest quality.
The Student Affairs team in Valencia seeks to provide students with the services and support systems needed to ensure their well-being and ultimately their success. Furthermore, we seek to enrich the student experience by cultivating active leaders, community builders and global citizens through a wealth of extracurricular opportunities for growth and development.
Students in Graduate Programs, Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive, and our Summer Performance Program must arrange their own housing, with options ranging from finding an apartment to staying at a nearby private student residence hall.
Students in the Berklee Study Abroad and First Year Abroad programs are required to stay in housing arranged by Berklee.
The Valencia campus does not offer student housing directly, but there are many options available for students to choose from. Students can rent a room in a private apartment or rent an entire apartment and arrange to share with classmates. There are also several student residences near campus where students can stay in individual or double rooms, with or without meal plans.
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.
Berklee requires all entering graduate students to own a laptop computer that meets certain standards established by the college’s academic and technology leadership. For over half a century, Berklee has been committed to preparing our students for the musical, technological, and business necessities of the world they will be entering. We firmly believe the laptop and software requirements stated below provide students with a unique resource that will maximize the potent music education available only at Berklee and will help prepare students for successful entry into the music industry. Entering students should follow the information specific to their program.
All students enrolled in a program at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, regardless of if it is a graduate, undergraduate, or summer program, are automatically enrolled in MAPFRE's health insurance coverage program, specifically designed for Berklee students. Once you are accepted, you will receive more information about the extensive coverage in the Student Handbook. The Student Affairs Office will also require you to provide emergency contact information as you prepare for your stay in Valencia, and will ask you to keep this information up to date throughout the duration of your enrollment at the Valencia Campus.
Berklee’s Valencia whole campus is contained in one long building within the City of Arts and Sciences complex. Given the size, Valencia has a much smaller student body than the Boston campus. The facilities and recording spaces in Valencia are comparable to the scoring stage and studios found inside Berklee Boston’s newest building at 160 Massachusetts Avenue. Study Abroad students also have the option of completing a Minor in Music Technology, a program that is exclusive to the Berklee Valencia study abroad experience. For more information about this minor, please follow this link.
Graduate programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, are accredited by official authorities in both the United States and in Europe.
All graduate programs at Berklee are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.), which is internationally recognized as an authority on educational quality. To learn more about Berklee's accreditation, please visit the College's official accreditation page.
The Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games; the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business; and the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) are additionally accredited by Spanish educational authorities, valid throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
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