B.A. DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
· a minimum of
128 credits; at least 64 of which must be taken at Bard.
· A minimum of 40 credits outside the division of major.
· Every student must take two semesters of First-Year Seminar. Transfer students may be exempt.
· Every student must be promoted to the Upper College by passing moderation.
· Every student must complete an acceptable senior project.
· Distribution requirement: one course from each of the appropriate distribution areas.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
(B. Music and B.A.)
minimum of 160 credits, at least 64 of which must be taken at Bard.
2. A minimum of 40 credits outside the division of B.A. major.
3. Every student must take two semesters of First-Year Seminar. Transfer students may be exempt.
4. Every student must be promoted to the Upper College by passing moderation.
5. Every student must complete an acceptable B.A. senior project in a field other than music.
6. Distribution requirements: one course from each of the appropriate distribution areas.
7. Studio instruction (CNSV 100) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors. Composition tutorial (CNSV 102) in every semester of enrollment for composition majors.
8. Orchestra (CNSV 112) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors.
9. Chamber music (CNSV 110) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors.
10. Conservatory Seminar (CNSV 115, 116, 215, 216) four semesters.
11. Aural Skills (CNSV 308, 309) two semesters. [Does not apply to students who enrolled before Fall, 2010. Also, students admitted before Fall, 2012 may satisfy this requirement through CNSV 108 and CNSV 109.]
12. Music History (MUS 264-265).
13. Conservatory Senior Project (CNSV 401) - includes recital. [Does not apply to students who enrolled before Fall, 2011.]
A. Each student is required to take four-credits in each of the nine categories listed below. No more than two requirements may be fulfilled within a single disciplinary program. Non-native speakers of English may be exempted from the Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture requirement.
AART Analysis of Arts (A course in the analysis of non-verbal art)
FLLC Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture (A course focused on language acquisition and/or the analysis of literature or culture via an engagement with a non-English language)
HIST History (A course focused on historical analysis)
HUM Humanities (A course focused on the analysis of primary texts in philosophy, religion, or social thought)
ELIT Literature in English (A course focused on the literary analysis and explication of texts in English, either in the original or in translation)
MATC Mathematics and Computing (A course in mathematics, computing, statistics or logic; all courses require passing the Q-test as a prerequisite)
PART Practicing Arts (A studio course in the visual or performing arts, or creative writing)
SCI Laboratory Science (A laboratory course in the physical or life sciences)
SSCI Social Science (A course in the empirical social sciences other than history)
DIFF B. In addition, all students must fulfill a “Rethinking Difference” requirement. The requirement may be satisfied by any course that is primarily focused on the study of difference in the context of larger social dynamics. The course may address, but is not limited to addressing, differences of race, religion, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexuality. It may consider, but is not limited to considering, the contexts of globalization, nationalism, and social justice. A single course may simultaneously fulfill both the “Rethinking Difference” requirement and one of the distribution requirements above.
PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION
Single major - Students moderate in one program, complete the course requirements, and complete one Senior Project.
Single major with a concentration - Students moderate in both a program and a concentration, complete the course requirements for both, and complete one Senior Project that combines the interdisciplinary theories and methods of both the program and the concentration.
Double major - Students moderate in two separate programs, complete the course requirements for both programs, and complete two Senior Projects.
Joint major - A joint major allows students to achieve depth in two related fields of study without requiring two separate Senior Projects (as with a double major). Students complete the course requirements for two programs of study and produce one unified, integrated Senior Project involving ideas from both disciplines. Students moderate into two programs, ideally in a joint moderation, with members from each program on the moderation board and on the Senior Project board. This option requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and approval by the Executive Committee.