Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has specific requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with both their Student Success advisor and the Departmental Faculty Advisor for the Arts discipline they wish to study. They should do this each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure their Degree Works account reflects the information in this worksheet, students should forward any approved exemptions from the following requirements to their Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA-MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s
application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult the Departmental Faculty Advisor for the Arts discipline they are studying and their
Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including the one offered in The Arts:
- BA The Arts - MA Liberal Studies
Requirements for the BA in The Arts with a concentration in Arts in Context
As of fall 2020, students declaring the major in The Arts must take 12 courses, outlined as follows. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to meet the requirements for the major in The Arts. Declare your major by following the process
outlined in Declaring Your Major. Students who have declared the major in The Arts before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall
2020 curriculum can consult their Student Success Advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request.
The interdisciplinary Arts curriculum at Eugene Lang College encourages students to explore the arts within a liberal arts framework, balancing academic study and research with creative experimentation and practice. Arts in Context students are responsible
for articulating their own academic interests and goals. Before declaring this concentration, students should meet with the Departmental Faculty Advisor for the Arts discipline they wish to study. Declared students should
choose their courses in consultation with these advisors. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives.
The concentration in Arts in Context requires the following courses. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Track your progress using the program worksheet (below). See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Arts courses that fulfill these requirements.
- Choose one (3-4 credits):
- One 3-4 credit Interarts (LINA) course
- Two 2-credit LINA courses
Other required courses
- Five courses in one of the Arts disciplines (Contemporary Music, Contemporary Dance, Theater, and Visual Studies) following either the minor requirements for that area OR an alternative plan of study approved by both the Departmental
Faculty Advisor for that area (total 15-20 credits)
Five courses in a liberal arts area of study., e.g., Global Studies, Culture and Media, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Gender Studies (total 15-20 credits)
- Choose one:
- LINA 4990: an approved independent or collaborative project (3-4 credits)
- LINA 4900 Interarts (LINA) Senior Seminar Capstone (3-4 credits)
Total credits: 36-48
When declaring the Arts in Context concentration, students must submit responses to the questions on the Arts in Context Path Statement (found below), specifying their areas of study, what they hope to learn by pursuing this plan of study, what
courses they have already taken that relate to this plan of study, and how it reflects their career goals. Students must complete the path statement questions before registering for their senior capstone project.