Requirements for an AOC in Music include basic musicianship as well as developing informed approaches to music and sound.
An Area of Concentration in Music normally includes the following requirements:
Highly Recommended courses and activities:
Secondary discipline: At least two courses or tutorials from a perspective outside of music that have implications for the study of music. These two courses could focus on anthropology (e. g. Anthropology of Performance, Ethnography), sociology (e.g. Sociology of the Arts), history, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, political science, English,gender studies, environmental studies, biology, or any other discipline or area in which music as a subject may be considered. For advice in regard to your interests consult a faculty member in music.
Performance activities: while participation in music activities is not required, it is recommended for all the ways it might inspire new paths in experiencing sound and performance.
Private lessons: Private lessons are not required but support a student’s growth in musicianship.
Students at New College may combine their study of music with another discipline in what is often referred to as a combined area of concentration, or a “slash” AOC. A combined area of concentration including Music (a “slash” in Music), minimally requires the following coursework, as well as music as a component of the senior thesis and a faculty member in music serving on the baccalaureate committee:
Performance activities are highly recommended.