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  • The requirements for the BA/BFA dual degree at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music are outlined below.

    The required 180 credits consist of liberal arts credits (for reading, writing, and discussing ideas) and studio credits (for creative and artistic work).

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    In order to earn the BA, you must:

    • Earn 90 liberal arts credits
    • Complete the course Writing the Essay I (also completing Writing the Essay II is recommended)
    • Declare and complete a major
    • Complete a senior capstone seminar or project (4 credits)

    The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    In order to earn a BFA, students must:

    • Earn 90 studio credits
    • Complete or test out of the following courses: Theory, Theory and Performance (Improvisation), Ear Training, Piano, Rhythmic Analysis, Instrumental Proficiency, Sight-Reading
    • Complete and pass a sophomore jury
    • Complete and pass a senior recital

    It is suggested, although not required, that Jazz BA/BFA students take up to six credits of Jazz History and up to six credits of other music history such as Classical Music History and World Music History. These courses apply as liberal arts credits.

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