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Students will be pre-enrolled into some of their first semester required core classes either in advance or based on the outcomes of the Music Theory and Musicianship Skills Placements exams which will be administered online during orientation week.
Other course enrollments should be made in consultation with the student's mentor and specialization faculty during Orientation Week. Typical BFA1-1 course enrollments are indicated by specialization in the course catalog.
Incoming transfer students should discuss course enrollments with their mentor and faculty in their specialization during Orientation Week.
A limited number of lockers are available to music students based on need and availability. Details on how to request a locker will be provided during orientation week.
Students from The Herb Alpert School of Music are assigned a mentor, usually from their program. Students may request a change of mentor at any time if their program or needs change. Mentors work with both academic and artistic components of a student’s work.
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