May 20, 2024  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Performance Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent) and learning portfolio.

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.

The Interdisciplinary Performance minor offers Oberlin College and Conservatory students an opportunity to explore creativity in a broad range of performance practices. Students pursuing this minor can investigate the nature of performance across the arts. The areas of inquiry this minor illuminate include: the nature of the audience and performer interaction; dynamics among performers; the creative and political opportunities afforded by various kinds of stages (from page, to proscenium, to community, to playing field); the complex interplay of improvisation, inspiration, and practice; the relationship between mind and body.

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Students wishing to complete the Interdisciplinary Performance minor should consult with their academic advisor or one of the minor co-chairs and complete the Interdivisional or Arts & Sciences Minor form. The form requires the signature of one of the co-chairs.

Laura Baudot (College Dean’s Office, English)
Aurie Hsu (Conservatory Dean’s Office, Computer Music and Digital Arts)

Interdisciplinary Performance Minor Course Lists

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  • Courses must be taken in at least two different departments outside of the student’s major.
  • A minimum of two full courses must be focused on the creation, performance, and/or production of new or existing repertoire (these courses are marked with an * below).
  • If a student is enrolled in or has completed a course that is not listed below, they can petition the curricular committee to apply the course toward the minor.
  • Students should be aware that some of the below listed courses have prerequisites and should plan their schedules accordingly.

Interdisciplinary Performance Courses

Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are focused on the creation, performance, and/or production of new or existing repertoire.

English Courses

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Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Courses

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Private Studies Courses

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Private study (PVST) takes the form of secondary lessons on an instrument or voice. Signups and auditions take place each semester during the first week of classes.

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Learning Portfolio

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In addition to the above requirements, students will also develop a learning portfolio with substantive pieces of work from each of the classes taken to fulfill the minor. The learning portfolio must also include a reflection piece that explicitly connects the learning outcomes in the different courses. This reflection will be shared with the advisor (faculty liaison) and the Conservatory and College Interdivisional Curricular Committee for the purpose of assessing student learning.