Universidad San Francisco de Quito College of Music
Berklee College of Music Pathway
A Unique Opportunity
The CoM – Berklee College of Music Pathway programme provides students who have been accepted to Berklee College of Music, or are interested in being accepted to Berklee, with a unique opportunity to study music performance at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and transfer their credits to Berklee.
Start at CoM
Finish at Berklee
Interested in applying to Berklee? Find out more about interviewing and auditioning for Berklee here, and view an audition checklist here.
The College of Music at Universidad San Francisco is a member of the Berklee Global Partners (BGP). This pathway programme, delivered with Berklee aligned curriculum, provides students with the opportunity to study in Quito for one to two years and upon successful completion attend Berklee for degree completion.
With top class facilities and outstanding instructors from all over the world, this pathway can help students attain their goal of a Berklee music degree.
The College of Music at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (CoM) is the leading higher education music program in Ecuador. For 20 years, CoM has been responsible for training, strengthening, and supporting musicians in the country. Every semester CoM offers clinics and workshops with top rated international musicians and producers.
Has one of the most highly qualified faculties in Latin America, state-of-the-art technology in all of its recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and music production and composition facilities.
Musical Arts at CoM
The Musical Arts career focuses on the study of both popular and academic contemporary music, encompassing theoretical, harmonic, orchestral, compositional and execution knowledge from a practical and aesthetic philosophical line. The instrumental study is developed within a scenic and improvisatory approach, taking into account all the physical and kinesthetic aspects inherent to the particularities of each instrument.
The compositional study is carried out both from an artistic and contemporary commercial approach, depending on what the new and emerging music industry of the country and the region require. At the same time, the application of new musical technologies is studied both in the field of musical notation, as well as sequencing and recording. All this in order to form a new generation of musicians instrumentalists and composers, who are not only able to cover creatively the currently unsatisfied demand of this type of professionals, but to generate sustainable growth through new ventures in this area.
Music Production at CoM
The Music Production career focuses on the study of contemporary trends and theories, linked to management of any kind of professional audio equipment related to sound engineering. In addition, the career has a strong component of knowledge related to the pre-production and production of musical works relevant to the recording industry, advertising audio and contemporary visual media. Depending on what the new and emerging music industry in the country and the region require. The instrumental study is developed within a scenic approach, taking into account all the physical and kinesthetic aspects inherent to the particularities of each instrument. All this in order to form a new generation of artists capable of performing as musical producers of records, jingles, television commercials, video games, movies, etc. Also, trained to perform as recording engineers, mixing, mastering, live sound or manage your own recording studio.
Musical Arts and Music Production:
Anual fee: $9064 USD (Per year)
Semestral fee: $4532 USD (Per semester)
*Tuitions and fees might vary depending on the academic year.
Studying in Ecuador
This country in the northwest corner of South America is renowned worldwide for its incredible biodiversity. Add in a vibrant cultural fusion of indigenous, European and African traditions, and the result is a unique study-abroad experience. The Andes mountain range runs through Ecuador, while the Amazon rainforest also takes up a sizeable portion of its land mass.
Ecuador also incorporates the Galapagos Islands, or the Archipiélago de Colón as they are known locally, which are recognized as one of the most biologically unique sites in the world. In fact, the country as a whole is considered to be ‘megadiverse’ – a term used to describe nations with extremely high levels of biodiversity – and is believed to have the world’s highest rate of biodiversity per square kilometre.
The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation offers three Gifted Tuition Scholarships, and 40 Tuition Assistance Scholarships, totalling $700,000 (USD). Tuition Assistance Scholarships are available for music students with financial constraints who are interested in Latin Music.
For more information visit: Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation
CoM offers accommodation for students through Universidad San Francisco International Program.
For more information visit: USFQ International Students
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