Pictured L-R are UCLA Extension's Jane Kagon and Pascale
(Photo by David Goggin)
Boston, MA, August, 2005 -- Berkleemusic, the online extension
school of Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, has partnered with
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Extension's Department of
Entertainment Studies as the newest member of its online Partnership Learning
UCLA will be offering five of Berkleemusic's courses: Desktop
Music Production for PC, Sound
Design for the Electronic Musician, Producing
Music with Reason, Sampling
and Audio Production, and Producing
Music with Digital Performer.
"At this time in history, with globalization and the digital revolution,
the key to success for educational institutions and students alike, are
collaborations such as the one with the Berklee College of Music and UCLA
Extension," explained Jane Kagon, Director of the Department of Entertainment
Studies & Performing Arts, "It is critically important to form
these high level alliances in order to effectively support the next generation
of artists and entertainment industry professionals."
Pascale Halm, Program Director, Department of Entertainment Studies,
added, "We are thrilled to work with Berkleemusic because they have
developed courses that are technologically very strong and ones which
really supplement the curriculum we offer to the students. It gives
them access to technology and subject matter that is absolutely state-of-the-art."
The Partnership Learning Program enables colleges throughout the U.S.
to supplement their music education programs by offering Berklee's online
curriculum and provides students access to Berklee's esteemed faculty.
The New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC) accredits all
of Berkleemusic's courses and certificate programs which are accepted
at partner institutions.
"Berkleemusic's media-rich online courses are a perfect complement
to UCLA Extension's comprehensive course curriculum," concluded Debbie
Cavalier, Dean of Berklee's Continuing Education division.