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Oberlin Transcends Traditional Studies

Crain's Cleveland Business: "Oberlin announced that in fall 2020, it will introduce five new programs of study 'that transcend traditional institutional boundaries and establish a new level of collaboration' between its College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. The new programs are available to all Oberlin students and are designed to 'help them build successful, 21st century careers in a host of fields including music, visual arts, media, science and business,' the college said in a news release."

"Students will be able to minor in Music and Cognition, Music and Popular Culture, Interdisciplinary Performance, and Arts and Creative Technologies. A fifth program, in Arts Administration and Leadership, will add co-curricular programming in an integrative concentration, the college said."

Separately, Oberlin announced that it's launching an integrative concentration in journalism, also in fall 2020. Oberlin said its journalism program 'will differ from the programs found at traditional journalism schools. The concentration's design will allow students to combine it with any of Oberlin's more than 50 majors— whether in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, arts, or music — and merge coursework with co-curricular and extracurricular work, including internships and other forms of applied learning'."

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