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Liberal Arts

Your artistic training at The Boston Conservatory is complemented by a rich liberal arts education.

Course Descriptions

Artistic training at The Boston Conservatory is complemented by a rich liberal arts education. Powerful artists are virtuosos who need strong interpretive skills informed by a thoughtful understanding of the world. The Conservatory’s liberal arts courses are custom-crafted to the Conservatory’s unique performing arts environment, using texts, film, museum visits, and life experience to develop analytical thinking and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary awareness.

Beginning with the intensive Writing Workshop sequence in the freshman year, the Liberal Arts curriculum is designed to educate and nurture students as writing and thinking artists. The upper-level, elective-driven program, including courses ranging from creative writing workshops to seminars in neuroscience and critical theory—drawing from the disciplinary methodologies of the Arts & Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Math & Science—provides the academic freedom necessary for students to take ownership of their education. The breadth of course offerings, combined with opportunities for in-depth study in areas of particular interest or skill, facilitates the seamless integration of academic and artistic pursuits, and prepares students to enter careers in the performing arts in the 21st century.  

Liberal Arts Faculty

Judson Evans, Director of Liberal Arts Division

Pro-Arts Consortium

The Boston Conservatory, in partnership with the Pro-Arts Consortium allows students to cross-register for additional liberal arts courses at other music, art and liberal arts schools in Boston. However, as a student of The Boston Conservatory you cannot earn a dual degree through these institutions.

Pro-Arts Consortium

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Emerson College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
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