The Department of Culture and Tourism- Abu Dhabi is proud to welcome you to the Middle East’s first Berklee College of Music in Abu Dhabi.

Berklee College of Music is the world’s leading institute for education in contemporary music and the performing arts. The Abu Dhabi arm, which operates from a 42,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art education centre, has been set up under the auspices of the The Department of Culture and Tourism-Abu Dhabi. The Berklee Abu Dhabi building is in fact, a striking dune-shaped structure known as the UAE Pavilion on Saadiyat Island.

Berklee Abu Dhabi’s courses focus on dance, music and theatre, and cover not just performance but also production. Students enjoy access to best-in-class amenities including a performance space, rehearsal studios, practice rooms, recording studio, ensemble rooms and a multimedia tech lab. Reputed artists and instructors guide and hone young talents through masterclasses, workshops, labs and ensembles. In addition, Berklee Abu Dhabi hosts events featuring students, world-renowned artists and alumni.

Whether you’re looking for expert keyboard classes in Abu Dhabi, exemplary vocal training, mastery over stagecraft or lessons in music production in the UAE, Berklee is the best place to immerse yourself in the arts and kickstart your career.

Rock your moves

Are you moved by the world of dance? Berklee empowers students worldwide to follow the path from passion to purpose.

Uncover your passion

Take your passion for music, theatre and dance to the next level, with classes at #BerkleeAD, the world’s preeminent institute of contemporary music and performing arts.​

Discover your sound

It’s never too late to turn your passion for music into a career. #BerkleeAD gives you the opportunity to take your talent up an octave with award-winning artists as your instructors.

Mix the music of the future

Mix it up, drop the beat, and follow your passion at #BerkleeAD. Learn music production, DJ-ing, turntablism, and EPD from the best in the industry.

Learn from home

Launching the new season of online classes, with some of the world’s best instructors offering a wide range of exciting educational experiences for students to learn at home. Enter the code “virtual30” when registering and enjoy a 30 percent discount on all the online classes.

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PO BOX 126888 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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PO BOX 126888 Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

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