Berklee College of Music opts for online-only instruction for fall 2020 semester

Posted on: July 28, 2020

“Berklee College of Music announced Wednesday it will offer courses exclusively online for the fall semester because of the coronavirus pandemic,” writes Nick Stoico in Wednesday’s (7/22) Boston Globe. “The … Boston school … had announced last month it would offer a hybrid model that allowed in-person and remote learning. But with coronavirus cases rising across the nation, school officials said ‘we simply don’t feel confident that it would be healthy and safe for our community to be on campus this fall.’ … Berklee is the first college in the area to reverse course from its hybrid reopening to a completely remote fall semester. All classes offered at Berklee, as well as the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will be fully remote for the fall semester. Study abroad programs at the college’s campus in Valencia, Spain, will not be offered this year. The college said it will provide a one-time, $2,500 grant to full-time degree students that can be used for equipment or to offset tuition…. Full-time students are also eligible for two tuition-free credit-bearing courses … next summer. In June, the school announced it was eliminating a 3.45 percent tuition increase that was planned for this year.”