Berklee College of Music to Offer 10 Minors to Boston Conservatory at Berklee Students
Ten minors from Berklee College of Music will be available to Boston Conservatory at Berklee students beginning in the fall 2018 semester. New areas of study will include psychology, visual culture and new media studies, American roots music, history, philosophy, acoustics and electronics, instrument repair, and three areas of English: creative writing, literature, and spoken word.
“The addition of 10 Berklee College of Music minors for Boston Conservatory at Berklee students is a tremendous development for our community,” said Andy Vores, the Conservatory’s interim associate vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer. “It gives Conservatory students even more opportunities to learn new skills to add to their artistic process.”
The Conservatory joined the larger Berklee organization—which includes Berklee College of Music, Berklee Online, and Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain—in June of 2016 with the vision of becoming one of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic training grounds for dance, music, theater, and related arts professions. Since the merger, Conservatory students have received access to the College’s programs in contemporary music, entrepreneurship and technology, as well as Berklee Online’s leading web-based offerings.
Similarly, College students have benefitted from access to the Conservatory’s in-depth dance, musical theater, and classical music training, helping them to improve and rethink the presentation of their art. Classical and contemporary musicians at both institutions have been given increased opportunities to collaborate and create new sounds.
“We are excited to present our students with the opportunity to explore both institutions through this new development,” said Cathy Young, executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee. “Conservatory students can study additional entrepreneurial, academic, and creative areas, which will enhance and support their performing careers.”