Q: How and where do I apply to Berklee in Valencia master’s programs?
You can apply to Berklee in Valencia master’s programs online. To start your application, you must first register with Berklee to create an account. If you already have an account, you can log in and go directly to the online application.
Q: What is the interview process like?
Based upon an initial assessment of the application, some students will be required to participate in formal interviews involving in-depth discussions of their suitability for the program, how they will contribute as active participants in the Berklee in Valencia community, and how the program will help them realize their career objectives.
Q: Can I reapply after an unsuccessful admission?
If you are not initially admitted as a Berklee in Valencia graduate candidate, you may reapply for the following year. All applicants who reapply are required to complete a new online application and submit all relevant supporting material.
Q: When can I apply?
Applications are now open for Berklee in Valencia master’s programs. You can apply online.
Q: Can I apply to the graduate program if I don’t have a degree?
Applicants are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in the related field of the master’s program they are applying to. Applicants should demonstrate through their portfolio and during the interview that they possess the required skills to be accepted into the program.
Q: How do I request information about admission?
Please complete the request more info form to learn more about Berklee in Valencia.
Q: Can I submit a late application?
Berklee in Valencia has fixed application deadlines. This means that the completed application for admission, along with all required supporting documents in English, must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Applications received after the specified deadline will be considered at the discretion of the board of admissions.
Q: How can I check my application status?
You can check the status of your application through your online account at apply.berklee.edu.
Q: Must I apply online?
All Berklee in Valencia applicants must apply using the online application process. To start your application, you have to first register with Berklee to create an account. If you already have an account, you can log in and start your application online.
Q: If I am accepted to a master’s program for 2013, can enrollment be deferred to 2014 or 2015?
Deferred applications are accepted at the discretion of the board of admissions.
Q: Can I take courses from other master’s degrees while enrolled in Berklee in Valencia?
We offer highly specialized master’s programs focusing on specific areas of study that do not allow for transfer of courses between majors.
Q: What kind of curriculum is offered?
Curriculum guidelines and course descriptions for each graduate program can be found in the Master’s Degrees section of the Berklee in Valencia site.
Q: Do I need to audition for a Berklee in Valencia master’s program?
There are no auditions required for the global entertainment and music business or scoring for film, television, and video games master’s programs. An audition is required for contemporary performance. Check out our Admissions page for further details.
Q: Are there practice rooms and instrument storage?
Berklee in Valencia has eight acoustically designed private practice rooms with special units for percussionists and pianists. Instrumental storage will cater to all types and sizes of instruments. Additional rooms will be made available for private practice outside of class time.
Q: Are classes in English or Spanish?
All classes are conducted in English.
Q: Is there an English language requirement?
Graduate applicants for whom English is a second language either must have successfully completed their undergraduate studies at an English-speaking university or must submit TOEFL results.
Q: Will there be a translator available for my interview?
Berklee in Valencia will not provide a translator for your interview. The interview will be conducted in English.
Q: What are the English language requirements for special programs?
Applicants for our series of special programs are required to have a good understanding of English; however, no standardized test is required to participate in special programs.
Finance and Scholarships
Q: How much is the tuition?
The tuition fee for the one-year master’s programs is $ 35,750. In addition to the tuition fee, there is an application fee of $150, which is nonrefundable, and a tuition deposit of $2,500 euros, which is credited toward tuition fees in the first semester of attendance.
Q: Can the application fee be waived?
Only Berklee undergraduate alumni who are successfully admitted to the master’s program will be credited the $150 application fee towards their tuition.
Q: Are scholarships available?
Limited scholarships are available for the master’s programs. Berklee offers limited merit and need-based financial aid to prospective master’s students, so that the most gifted musicians from all over the world have the means to attend. In order to qualify for Berklee scholarships and grants, students must complete a Berklee Graduate Aid Application. We will be providing updates with specific information about the scholarship process through Scholarships and Financial Aid section of this website.
Q: What are info sessions?
Berklee in Valencia info sessions are a mixture of online Q&As and face-to-face presentations from the Berklee in Valencia admissions team. They provide an opportunity to meet the admissions team and get answers to specific questions you may have about Berklee in Valencia master’s programs and special programs. To find out more, please visit the Info Sessions section of this website.
Q: Does Berklee in Valencia offer on-campus housing?
Berklee in Valencia does not offer on-campus housing. However, we have agreements with student residence halls that provide high-quality facilities and are walking distance from the campus. To learn more about housing options, visit the Housing section of this website.
Q: What is the social life like?
Berklee in Valencia is in the heart of the city’s nightlife, from the Umbracle nightclub to the MTV winter festival. The city’s newest fashionable shopping center, Agua, is a 10-minute walk from Berklee in Valencia through the City of Arts and Sciences. Valencia also has five Blue Flag–accredited city beaches. For more information, visit the Valencia Tourist Office.
Q: Are there internship opportunities?
Berklee in Valencia is committed to building strong relationships with many different organizations worldwide that will allow you to experience the world of work related to your master’s degree. To learn more about internships, visit our International Career Center.
Q: Do I need a visa to study at Berklee in Valencia?
Non-European Union citizens will be required to apply for a student visa before they travel to Spain. Please contact the nearest Spanish consulate for details.
Q: Are Berklee in Valencia graduate programs accredited in the U.S.?
Berklee in Valencia master’s programs are approved for accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Berklee in Boston
Q: Are all faculty members coming from Boston?
The faculty team for the master’s programs in Valencia will be a mix of current Boston faculty members and a diverse range of international professionals recruited worldwide, to create a dynamic global faculty.
Q: Do you have to be a Berklee in Boston alumnus to apply to the Berklee in Valencia master’s programs?
The Berklee in Valencia master’s programs are open to all students who meet the requirements of each master’s program, regardless of whether they are Berklee alumni.
Q: Do you offer the same academic programs as Berklee in Boston?
Berklee in Valencia currently offers exclusive master’s programs not available in Boston.
Q: Do you have undergraduate programs at Berklee in Valencia?
Berklee in Valencia currently offers an undergraduate program, the Global Studies program, available only for students from the Boston campus.
Q: What hotels are near the Berklee in Valencia campus?
The closest hotels to the campus are NH Las Artes I, NH Las Artes II, and Barceló Valencia.
Q: Is it possible to have a double major?
Our master’s programs are fully geared towards the entire one-year experience, so double majors are not possible.
Q: Can I visit the Berklee in Valencia campus?
As of January 2012, the Berklee in Valencia campus is open for visiting. Please contact us for more information.
Q: Am I required to play an instrument to study a master’s program?
All students at Berklee in Valencia are required to play an instrument, except applicants to the global entertainment and music business major.
Q: Can I spread out the study over two years?
The Berklee in Valencia master’s programs are exclusively delivered over a single year. Part-time programs are currently not available.
Q: What styles of music can I study at Berklee in Valencia?
Berklee embraces all styles of contemporary music. Through a course of practical and theoretical learning experiences, integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers a variety of influential styles, current technologies, and career opportunities open to today’s music professional.
Q: Can I study jazz at Berklee in Valencia?
Absolutely. Jazz, along with many other styles of music, will be offered not only as a part of our master’s programs but also as part of our growing list of special programs.