Hello! My name is Chase and I am a '25 from South Carolina. I'm currently considering studying more film scoring and video game composition to learn about writing music for movies and games! But when I'm not hanging out with friends or doing classwork, you can find me composing music. I'm involved in the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (DCWE), Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra (DCO), and the fraternity Zeta Psi.
As someone who did not know the ins and outs of marine policy, I loved learning about aspects of the blue economy. This class encourages us to be aware of the human aspect of marine problems regarding coastal erosion, pollution, and climate change. Professor Webster is the coolest!
I could not recommend this class enough to anyone who goes to this school! Professor Beaudoin has truly influenced me as both a musician and a student. We learn the music from the 1800's to present day including famous composers like Tchaikovsky, but also music by Beyonce and even the music of Dartmouth's professors. This is much more than a music history class. It is a class about music, our lives, and exploring the concept of sonder through musical lens.
If you're scared of coding or have a love for music, this is the class for you. This computer science class is cross-listed with music to teach students how to code using a language called processing to learn the basic principles of design through coding. We created several projects throughout the term, but Professor Casey really taught me that there is more to music than I think. For my final, I created an interactive keyboard which created a visual effect for each key that created music which made it a musical instrument! Genuinely such an amazing and fun class that I think people should consider.
Although this class is only offered during the F.I.R.E. study abroad program, it was such an amazing class. I absolutely adored having Professor Canepa teach us about Italy from its politics, music, food, and much much more. This class taught me hands on what Italian culture is through visits to famous landmarks, food tastings, or tours of Italian regions. If you don't want to study abroad, I suggest taking a class with Professor Canepa because she truly is one of my favorite professors I have had yet.
FallHanover, New Hampshire
I was on an off term, but decided to live on campus to join a fraternity and work in town. I took the time to write music for one of my friend's short films and learned a lot about the film music industry.
Dr. Moseley has been one of my most favorite professors by far. I have loved taking this class to divulge into my musical passion through creating music and learning about ways to create music. If you are interested in taking a music class, I highly recommend Dr. Moseley if you find a class with him that interests you!
I took this class with composer Miguel Kertsman who was incredibly knowledgeable in every type of compositional technique that I wanted. I study electronic music composition with him to understand music digital signal processing better.
Whenever students are on campus, the odds are that they have a campus job where they work several hours a week. Almost all of my friends have a job of some sort on campus. Even if you don't qualify for work-study, you can get a job on campus easily!
Usually when students are given their financial aid packets, they will be able to read if Dartmouth has given them the chance to have a work-study job. However, this means that the college has federally subsidized employment eligibility for students. This allows students to receive their paychecks to help pay for out-of-pocket expenses, and it does not go directly to reducing their bill with the college. There are some jobs that are for work-study only students so all students have access to a job if they need one.
Students here use a resource called Jobnet to search for jobs that are on campus and their information. On this website, you will find that lots of the jobs are open to all students because there are many jobs in general. The website allows you to sort by work-study and non-work study jobs and search by term or classification. So if you wanted a job related to your passion for music or acting, you could search for a job in the arts category!
Every job has their own description describing the wage, expectations, and expected weekly hours. The new jobs on the website get updated every week or two so it is never a bad idea to check during the term. In addition, it is typical to find more specialized jobs. People apply to be drill instructors for specific languages, research or teaching assistants, or fellows for different departments. This term there was even a job for someone to teach an engineering class how to sew for their creative thinking project!
Students on campus usually don't struggle finding a campus job because places are constantly hiring here. In addition, the student employment office is friendly for helping students find jobs or even opportunities.