Artistic training at Boston Conservatory at Berklee is complemented by a rich liberal arts education. Powerful artists are virtuosos who need strong interpretive skills informed by a thoughtful understanding of the world and their position within it. Boston Conservatory at Berklee students take liberal arts courses within the wide variety of options offered by Berklee. Berklee’s liberal arts courses are custom-crafted to the institution’s unique performing arts environment, using texts, film, museum visits, and life experience to develop analytical and critical thinking skills and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary awareness. Liberal arts courses allow students to balance intellect with imagination and creativity, while challenging themselves to think in new ways.
Beginning with two semesters of English and the First-Year Experience LENS seminar in the freshman year, the liberal arts curriculum is designed to educate and nurture students as writing and thinking artists. The remainder of the program draws from the disciplinary methodologies of the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and math and science and provides the academic freedom necessary for students to take ownership of their education. The breadth of course offerings, combined with opportunities for in-depth study in areas of particular interest or skill, facilitates the seamless integration of academic and artistic pursuits, and prepares students to enter careers in the performing arts in the 21st century.
For more information on Liberal Arts at Berklee, visit the Berklee website.