Berklee in Valencia Global Studies Program
The 3,600 square meter Berklee Valencia campus is located within “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias,” a futuristic cultural and architectural complex made up of landmark buildings located in the southern part of the city. The Berklee campus is housed in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, an iconic building designed for music and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Berklee Valencia campus is divided into two main areas, the academic area and the Berklee in Valencia Music Technology Complex. The Valencia Ballet and Opera are located within the complex.
Emerson students who are accepted to this program can take advantage of a wide variety of music business, performance and technology courses offered by one of the world's top schools for modern music. Berklee Valencia can also offer Emerson students private music lessons. Berklee in Valencia prides itself on the quality of its amenities, its rehearsal rooms, concert halls, studios and equipment. Students who participate in this program will benefit from exposure to some of the richest music cultures in the world — including the Mediterranean, South America, Middle East, Europe and North Africa.
Emerson students will take a full course load for fall and spring semesters. Students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have no social sanctions against them. Most of the Berklee Valencia course offerings fulfill Emerson gen ed requirements. We highly recommend that Emerson students meet with their departmental advisor to discuss course selection and to find out which Berklee Valencia courses can qualify towards your departmental degree plan.
Cost of the program includes two guided trips: One to Madrid by fast train and one trip to Granada by bus. Lodging, 1 meal per day, guided tours, museum visits and transportation costs for these trips are included in the program's housing fee. Students can also choose to join a Berklee student trip to Morocco for an added cost. Details of the trip to Morocco are available at Berklee Valencia orientation.
Emerson students attending the Berklee Global Studies Program are required to live in Berklee's student residence in Valencia. The residence hall is a 15 minute bus ride, or 30-40 minute walk to Berklee's campus. The Residence Hall is a 10 - 15 minute walk to the beach.
Meals are not included in the price of the program. It is relatively inexpensive buy meals in Valencia, however, students will have the option to choose from a variety of meal plans offered by the student canteen. Students can choose to buy their meals at any of the inexpensive cafes around the residence hall, or at the Berklee Valencia Cantina on campus, which serves breakfast and lunch each day.
All students who attend the program must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the US. Every Emerson student will need to obtain a National Visa from Spain. Only citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland are exempt from the student visa requirement. Students must get the student visa in Boston, or another consulate within the US, because students must have their visa in place before arriving in Spain. It can take up to 6 weeks to obtain a visa.
For more information about the program, please visit Berklee in Valencia Global Studies Program.
Berklee College of Music - Valencia, Spain campus
Berklee Valencia campus is part of the futuristic “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias" architectural complex
Berklee Valencia's great concert hall