Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

SW-495

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: SONG majors
Prerequisites: Sixth-semester standing and written approval of course chair
Department: SONG
Location: Boston Campus

Monitored and evaluated professional work experience in an environment related to the songwriting major. Placement is limited to situations available from or approved by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Songwriting Department chair or a designee. To apply for an internship, students must see the internship coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning prior to registering. Note: Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available due to the requirement of concurrent contract between the employer/supervisor and the college. International students in F-1 status must obtain authorization on their Form I-20 from the Counseling and Advising Center prior to beginning an internship.

SW-497

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: SONG majors
Electable by: SONG majors
Prerequisites: SW-311, SW-321, or SW-371; and SW-261, SW-281, or SW-291; and SW-398
Department: SONG
Location: Boston Campus

Small group seminar designed to guide students majoring in songwriting in the preparation of their final projects.

SW-499

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Bonnie Hayes
Semesters Offered: All
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Written approval of course instructor
Department: SONG
Location: Boston Campus

This course offers individualized instruction in Musical Theater Writing. Designed to provide students in the Musical Theater Writing minor the opportunity for highly focused, in-depth study of writing music, lyrics, book, or any combination of the three. In collaboration with their instructor, students will determine the specific work and outcome of the course. The primary outcome is the preparation of the Final Portfolio required for the Minor.

SW-565

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Robert C. Lagueux
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; elective course in all graduate programs
Electable by: All graduate students
Prerequisites: Written approval of program director
Department: GRST
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

This course explores lyric writing and is designed both for experienced songwriters and those who are new at it. The course is tool-based, designed to dig into the craft of lyric writing, to explore practical strategies and techniques, and to reveal options and opportunities. Students explore strategies for finding and developing song ideas; they choose and organize song ideas more effectively; they explore and apply the concept of prosody; and they learn to create stable and unstable structures to support stable or unstable ideas. Students also explore the compositional elements that support lyric writing, including, among others number of lines and line lengths, rhyming, rhythm, titling, and phrasing. Students also learn how to critique their own work and the work of others, as well as how to revise lyrics to make them more effective.

VL-235

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Enric Alberich
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BVAL
Location: Valencia (Spain) Campus

Immersion into a different culture broadens understanding of one's own culture and society. This course develops students' awareness of and communication between cultures, highlights the importance of diversity, encourages conversation, and explores global issues in context. Its goal is to help students articulate their identity as artists and global citizens. The course is designed as a seminar, with hour-long weekly meeting, including speakers, visits, special events, and experiential learning. Students are required to perform a diversity-related project.

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