The PErformance ARtistry and Leadership certificate programme is a competitive, project-based, experiential learning artist accelerator that will arm selected participants with powerful tools and strategies in songwriting, production, marketing and entrepreneurship.
From the idea to the finished product, artists will be mentored by industry experts and will gain in-depth knowledge of the expertise strategies and time required to develop their brands as leaders in the global music industry.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
PART 1: LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS
PART 2: FROM IDEA TO FINISHED PRODUCT
During the incubation period, students will get to develop, produce and prepare the launch of their projects
This is a selective and competitive process. Beyond your musical abilities, early complete application submissions will increase the chance of acceptance to this programme.
Video Statement of Purpose
This is your chance to tell us all about yourself through a personal statement. It should include your musical and academic journey, and why you would like to attend the PEARL certificate programme at Berklee Abu Dhabi (via private link).
One Letter of Recommendation
A recommendation should come from a mentor or someone you have worked or collaborated with, who can speak in-depth about your musical strengths and skills.
Submit your curriculum vitae listing your educational background. (one page)
This is considered your ‘audition’ and should include a table of contents and clearly labelled sections.
Once your application is received, the Berklee Abu Dhabi admissions committee will review it and contact you for a preliminary interview. After reviewing the portfolios and initial interviews, the committee will then invite selected applicants for a final interview.
The final decisions will be sent out via email.
PEARL certificate programme tuition fees are to be paid upfront: AED 17,615
Support to cover tuition costs available to applicants on a merit/financial need basis.
Pay Your Tuition
You will receive a link to pay your tuition in full.
Payment Deadline: 4 March 2024
Get a Visa
If you are not a resident of the United Arab Emirates you may need to apply for a three-month tourist visa, depending on your country of origin.
Plan Your Housing
Berklee Abu Dhabi is a non-residential campus. If you need assistance in finding housing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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