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  • Contemporary Music (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Contemporary Music minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Part of the interdisciplinary Arts curriculum at Eugene Lang College, the Contemporary Music program explores the global diversity of today's music through a broader study of music history, theory, and criticism and the evolving technologies used in composing, producing, performing, and listening. This liberal arts curriculum emphasizes innovative musical thinking and music making in The New School's tradition of progressive education and experimentation in the arts.

    Curriculum

    The minor in Contemporary Music requires completion of 18-20 credits. Only two 3-credit music courses can be counted toward the minor. Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Explore fall 2021 Contemporary Music courses.

    Subject AreaSample CoursesCredits
    Introductory CourseLMUS 2010 Contemporary Music: Theories3-4
    Introductory CourseLMUS 2053 Contemporary Music: Technologies3-4
    Introductory CourseLMUS 2200 Contemporary Music: Methods
    3-4
    Two additional upper-level LMUS or other music coursesExamples include LMUS 3038 Music and Platform Co-Ops and LMUS 3039 Music and Social Movements6-8
     Total credits 18-20

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the director of the program. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Students majoring in The Arts (BA The Arts) can enroll in any minor of their choice, including an Arts minor in a discipline different from the one already being studied in their major.

    Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Evan Rapport, Program Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Contemporary Music, at rapporte@newschool.edu or 212.229.8947 x2992.

    How to Declare or Change a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

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