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Develop your skills as a musician with this Developing Your Musicianship Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee. Deepen your understanding of music theory to develop your skills as a musician.

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Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this Developing Your Musicianship Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord scales, song forms, and chord qualities. 

You’ll also practice training your ear to hear and recognize various intervals, chord progressions, and chord qualities. For the Capstone project, you will directly apply the knowledge you’ve gained to write and perform a short musical composition. 

This specialization begins with the basics of music and builds to more advanced concepts, providing you the knowledge you need to improve your skills as a musician.

Applied Learning Project

In the capstone course, you will write and perform a 24-measure musical composition in A A B A song form. This culminating project will combine the skills and knowledge you learn and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your growth as a musician.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Your Musicianship
  • Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys
  • Musicianship: Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange
  • Developing Your Musicianship: Final Project
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Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • Students may want to have some knowledge of basic music notation and will need access to an instrument, preferably a keyboard or piano.

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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