Peabody is offering the following for-credit online graduate courses this summer.

Music in the Multimedia Franchise

Area: Music History Seminar
Professor: Dr. Paul Sommerfield

Course Number: PY.610.639
Credits: 3

Music defines our media experiences. Musical themes can likewise go beyond their original audiovisual framework to operate as musical-cultural texts. This online, asynchronous course uses music as a tool to investigate musical branding and the creation of meaning in the media we consume every day. Through close viewings – and listenings – of films, television episodes, video games, commercials, and other media, this course will explore the meaning(s) these media construct and acquire as both they and their music are re-used and re-purposed in multimedia franchises that expand their content into myriads of installments and platforms.

Why We Get Chills

Area: Music Theory Seminar
Professor: Dr. Jenine Brown
Course Meetings: TTh 9:30 am- 12:00 pm, during weeks 2-5

Course Number: PY.710.614
Credits: 3

This music theory seminar consults literature in the field of music cognition to explore how it may inform music analysis, which in turn has implications for both performer and listener.

Building a Brand and Portfolio

Area: Professional Studies
Professor: Zane Forshee

Course Number: PY.123.611
Credits: 2

Building a Brand and Portfolio is a two-credit course which focuses on career development training. Students will develop a digital portfolio, including a website, supporting media, artist bio, and resume. Course also covers key professional skills including networking, negotiating, applying for jobs, and financial management.


  • Summer Session runs June 21 to August 7.
  • Although these courses are primarily asynchronous, they are not self-paced. Assignments have specific due dates throughout the session.
  • Credits are transferrable to your school. (Check your program’s requirements on transfers from other universities.)
  • Current tuition prices are here.

Note for International Students

Please note that, depending on the country you are in for the summer and its government policies, some course material may not be available since external links may be blocked. This should not preclude you from registering for the course but know that you may run into occasional issues.


If you have never taken classes at Peabody, you will need to complete an application to be a “Non-Degree Student.” It may take a few days, but this will create a student account for you in the enrollment system. Once you receive notification that you are in the system, you can then register for the course(s) you want. 

If you have taken courses at Peabody before, you should already be in the system, and you can register for the course(s) you want. 

At the time you register for a course, you will need to pay the tuition with a credit card. 

Enrollment Policy

Registration Opens: April 11
Recommended Register-By Date: June 13
Last Day to Register: June 23
Last Day to Drop with Delete from Transcript: July 1
Last Day to Withdraw with Grade: July 15

Refund Policy

100% – prior to June 21
90% – June 21- 24
50% – June 25- July 1
25% – July 2- 8
0% – on or after July 9

More Questions?

Please contact Steve Stone ( if you have questions about the courses or the process.