|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Intersession||2013||10/31/2012 **||Rolling Admission||01/05/2013||01/23/2013|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Language Requirement:||None||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. David Harnish||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Arts and Sciences - non science||Accomodations:||Hotel|
|Graduate Courses Offered:||No||Program Advisor:||Alicia Gonzales - firstname.lastname@example.org|
MUSIC 340: The Music and Arts of Bali
Course fulfills USD core curriculum requirement for fine arts.
No course pre-requisites
Applications Open this Summer -Due October 17th!
Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands, two thirds of which are inhabited and richly layered with character. The Indonesian island of Bali is famous for its artistic culture, vibrant colors, and cuisine. Located in Southeastern Asia, the people and institutions of Bali are very welcoming to outsiders who come, study, and respect their traditions.
This three week long intersession course is offered by the University of San Diego. The course is instructed by the Chair of the USD Department of Music, Dr. David Harnish. Students who successfully complete the program will earn three units of upper division music credit on a USD transcript. The course content is not instructed at any one specific location, but rather the island serves as the "classroom" as students will be instructed on site at various temples, ritual sites, cultural visits, and complimentary activities.
This brief immersion course in Bali, which fulfills the USD fine arts core curriculum requirement, will be centered in the arts village of Peliatan. Students will study gamelan (ensemble) music as a group with a master-musician, attend seminars with faculty and guests, and study one or more other arts, such as dance, painting, puppetry, or mask-making. The group shall attend temple festivals and ceremonies and become involved with the cultural life of Bali. In addition, the group will take several tours to cultural sites around the island and visit the arts conservatory. Students will also spend two nights in an ashram in east Bali to study the philosophy of the ashram, visit neighboring ancient villages with sacred arts, and enjoy the nearby coast. While in Bali, students will have regular class meetings, discuss the textbook (Lisa Gold's Music in Bali), and participate in lecture demonstrations with several special guests. The course will conclude with a student performance for our teachers and the local community.
Classes meet every day and are inclusive of cultural visits, excursions, lectures, musical performances, and group activities. Students will be provided a course syllabus prior to departure and are expected to adhere to all class activities and assignments. Students will also be required to attend a pre-departure lecture series on the USD campus in November/December 2012 in order to learn basic etiquette, ideas on the performing arts and religion and Indonesian terms.
For evaluation, students will keep a journal during their time in Bali and write a 15-page paper upon their return that incorporates both their experiences and ideas generated from seminars and the textbook. Students will also be evaluated on their level of participation in Bali.
Cost for the program is $4,800 and includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, international health insurance, some meals, site/cultural visits and selected cultural activities. Not included in the program price are most meals, flight tickets, ground transportation to/from the airport, and spending money while abroad. More detailed cost information can be found by clicking on the "PROGRAM COST - INTERSESSION" link above.
Cancellations - All accepted program participants who withdraw from the program after the application due date are subject to the USD Intersession/Summer Program Refund Policy. Specific details on the policy can be found here: Summer / Intersession Program Refund Policy
All program participants will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms for the majority of the program duration. In addition to the hotel housing, students will spend two nights at an Indonesian ashram located on the eastern side of the island of Bali.