LOOK: This University Is Offering an Entire Course on Taylor Swift

Do you think you’re already the biggest certified Swiftie? Well, now you can take your love for singer-songwriter Taylor Swift to the next level.

That’s thanks to an entire course on Taylor Swift which will be offered by the New York University’s Clive Davis Institute.


Photos from Taylor Swift’s Facebook Page

According to a story first published in Variety, the class will include discussions on Swift’s evolution as a music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, discourses of youth and girlhood, and the politics of race in contemporary popular music.

The course objectives are as follows:

  1. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for Taylor Swift as a creative music entrepreneur; Students will learn to deconstruct the way her creativity and songwriting have made her a durable presence in a quickly evolving music industry;
  2. Students will learn about the legacy of pop and country songwriters that have influenced Swift as well as the discourses around “prodigies” in pop music history;
  3. Students will gain an understanding of how discourses of youth and girlhood are often exploited in the media and music industries;
  4. Students will learn about the politics of race in contemporary popular music, and to interrogate whiteness as it relates to Swift’s politics, songwriting, worldview and interactions with the wider cultural world around her;
  5. Students will develop greater sophistication in their artistic appreciation, critical thinking, research and writing skills.

This three-month course will be offered from January 26 to March 9.

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