Liberal Arts Program at Berklee

Berklee’s Liberal Arts program emphasizes the interdisciplinary learning that artists and musicians need to succeed in today’s world, especially writing and communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Liberal arts courses provide a cultural context for the music being studied; relate music to other arts, politics, literature, and science; encourage in students an appreciation for diversity; and prepare students to make the complex ethical choices they will face throughout their lives. 

Liberal Arts Minors

Liberal arts minors allow students to explore interests, develop skills, and gain knowledge that complements their music studies and their major. Each minor consists of four courses, usually 10-12 credits. Foundational courses and a selection of specified options are included in each minor. Courses taken to complete a minor may be used to fulfill other degree requirements as appropriate.

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