Advanced Studies in Music and Humanities

Fall 2020
Winter 2021
Junior - Senior
Class Size: 8
16 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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Singer/songwriters, audio producers, and musicologists with special projects can earn college credit for their work via regular group conferences with faculty, reading, listening, and viewing lists, a detailed study plan, journaling, and academic papers. Whether you're primarily interested in performance, production, history, theory, or ethnomusicology, developing both your creative and critical thinking skills is important to sustaining any career, especially one in the arts. Financial planning and management skills are also an important part of any successful creative practice. Plan to spend about half your time on creative work and half your time on related academic projects such as research on particular compositions, musicians, or other topics such as copyright, music therapy, social media, or touring. In addition to their individual projects, students will work together in small groups to build networks, share strategies, and grow as artists and scholars.

This is a variable credit offering. In your draft proposal sent to faculty via email, please specify the number of credits you intend to earn, and any additional coursework you intend to complete. Fall students will need to complete a new study plan, then re-register for the winter.

New students are welcome to join this ongoing program for winter quarter. Students will need access to a laptop (a chromebook is fine) or a phone for our online sessions via Zoom. We will meet an average of 2 hours a week synchronously, Friday afternoons (see schedule online). Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.


Fall 2020 Registration

Signature Required

Project proposal due to faculty one week before term begins.

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (1 - 16): 10324
Winter 2021 Registration

Signature Required

Project proposal due to faculty one week before term begins.

Course Reference Numbers

Jr - Sr (1 - 16): 20144

Academic details

Preparatory For

musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, or related fields in the humanities such as studies of popular culture.

Variable Credit Options

8-16 credits

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