Optional BFA Concentrations
Students who would like to concentrate their coursework in certain ways may choose to focus on several optional Concentrations. Though this is not required, students who fulfill the necessary coursework may have these noted on their transcript.
Avant-Garde Rock and Noise aims to develop necessary technical and professional skills to cultivate awareness of the socio-historical context for such music, and to create an environment that will promote radical collaboration and stylistic innovation.
Electronic Music fosters a strong technical foundation in studio and live electronic music-making, and proceeds to instruct in advanced techniques for today's computer musician.
Experimental Music addresses the current frontiers of radical exploration in music and sound art from creative, technical, historical and philosophical perspectives.
Composition for Film and Video affords a technical and aesthetic foundation for students who wish to collaborate with film and video artists.
Instrumental Concert Music Composition offers a technical foundation for contemporary chamber and orchestral composition as well as provides a broad survey of the diverse stylistic, methodological and aesthetic possibilities available to today's concert music composer.