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Are GMAT or GRE scores required to apply?
No. You do not need to submit GMAT and GRE scores in order to apply for Berklee NYC's graduate program.
Am I required to play an instrument to get a master’s degree?
No, although it is helpful to have training on an instrument (acoustic or electronic) and/or vocal training.
Can I apply to the graduate program if I don’t have a bachelor’s degree?
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Creative Media and Technology program must possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Can I still apply to the program if I haven’t graduated but will before the program starts?
Yes. If you are currently in the final year of your bachelor's degree program, you are eligible to apply. See the How to Apply page for more information.
Is there an English language requirement?
Applicants who speak English as a second language must have either successfully completed their undergraduate studies at an English-speaking college/university or must submit results from an approved English-certification institution. Refer to the English exam information for minimum test scores accepted in each program.
What if my TOEFL/English exam doesn’t meet the minimum score?
If your TOEFL/English exam doesn’t meet the minimum score requirement, we still encourage you to submit it with the rest of your supporting materials. Admissions will review all your documents and inform you if you need to retake the exam and resubmit updated exam results.
When can I apply? When is the deadline?
Applications to graduate programs generally open during the summer for the following academic year.
There are two application deadlines: early action and regular action. Applicants who apply by the early action deadline will be notified of their admittance decision several months before those who apply by the regular action deadline.
You can sign up (below) to receive an email notification when applications open.
How do I apply to a graduate program?
Do I have to apply online?
Yes. All applicants must apply through the online application process. If you’ve never used Berklee’s online application system, you will need to register as a new user. This process entails filling out online forms as well as uploading supporting documents. If preliminarily selected, you will move on to a second interview stage, also conducted online.
How can I check my application status?
Log in to your online portal to check the status of your application and supporting materials. When materials are received, they will be highlighted in green within your portal. Materials highlighted in red have not been received and should be sent in to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.
I have an undergraduate degree from Berklee. Is there a special process to apply to the graduate program?
The process is the same for all applicants. However, Berklee alumni can request a waiver for the $150 application fee through the online process. When applying, specify your Berklee email, your Berklee ID, and your date of birth to help us find you in the system.
Can I submit a late application?
There are two application deadlines: early action and regular action. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. See admissions deadlines for additional information.
If I have been accepted to Berklee NYC's M.A. program, can I defer my entry to a later year?
No. You are only accepted for the academic year to which you apply. If you want to attend the following year, you must reapply and resubmit all the required application materials.
Can I reapply after an unsuccessful admission?
If you are not initially admitted to the graduate program, you may not reapply until the following year. All applicants who reapply are required to complete a new online application, pay the application fee, and submit updated relevant supporting materials.
Can I apply to a second specialization after completing one at Berklee NYC?
Yes. If you complete the graduate program at Berklee NYC and would like to explore another course of study, you are certainly able to. This requires conversations with the appropriate advisors and program directors, as well as meeting the application deadlines.
Will a translator be available for my interview?
A translator will not be provided for your interview. The interview will be conducted in English.
Do I need to interview for the graduate program?
Interviews are based upon an initial assessment of the application and are invite-only at this stage of the admissions process. Learn more about the interview process.
What is the cost of tuition?
See a breakdown of tuition and related costs for Berklee NYC's graduate program.
Are scholarships available for Berklee NYC?
Yes, domestic and international students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Learn more about scholarships at Berklee.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Berklee NYC's scholarship-awarding process is completely merit-based and considers your application materials, portfolio, interview, and academic record. You do not need to fill out separate forms to be eligible for scholarships. Learn more about scholarships at Berklee.
Will there be any options for student employment on campus?
Graduate assistantships allow graduate students to assist Berklee NYC faculty and program directors, and work in the technology labs, Black Box Theater, and Academic Technology Office.
Can I enroll in the program part-time?
No. The graduate programs are designed to be completed in one intensive year of full-time and in-person classes. Part-time programs are not currently available.
Can I enroll in this graduate program at Berklee’s campuses in Boston or Valencia, Spain?
No. The Master of Arts in Creative Media and Technology is only offered at Berklee NYC.