Pre-College Programs

Berklee-Brown Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Program

2017 Program Dates:

Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21 - at Brown University in Providence, RI

Friday, July 21 – Friday, July 28 - at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA


15-17 years, and must have completed 9th grade

Fees: $5,750

Application period now closed for this program.

Application Deadline EXTENDED: May 26, 2017

An integrated cross-institutional two-week program of study for high school students that provides rigorous academic and creative opportunities to learn how to be an innovative entrepreneur.

This two-week program integrates the philosophy of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship that the creative process and the entrepreneurial journey share the same DNA, with Brown University’s long tradition in developing critical thinking based in history, theory, and practice.

This summer, students will learn from creative and social entrepreneurs, and consider what it means to think critically and innovate in a variety of art disciplines. Students will prototype a hands-on project, and develop the startup mindset needed to be dynamic thinkers and makers. Over the course of the two weeks, students live on both the Brown campus in Providence, RI, and Berklee campus in Boston, MA, experiencing two college environments and the exciting artistic worlds each inhabit and help foster.

The program will begin with a 1-week Summer@Brown course on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island and conclude with a 1-week course at the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship on Berklee's Boston campus.

Students earn a joint certificate from Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Brown Pre-College Programs.


You will attend workshops and lectures with a variety of music professionals and social and creative innovators, including:

And music industry entrepreneurs such as:

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PLEASE NOTE: Program confirmation emails will be sent to students on or before Thursday, 6/5/17. Do not book your flights or purchase plane tickets until you receive this program confirmation.