Select Frank Ocean fans will get the opportunity this fall to learn even more about the R&B artist. Students at the University of California, Berkeley will get the chance to enroll in a course about the two-time Grammy Award–winning musician.
UC Berkeley students Preya Gill and Deborah Chang are roommates who developed a bond thanks to the Long Beach, California, native’s music. They decided to take advantage of a university-wide opportunity to propose a student-taught course and suggested one on Ocean, real name Christopher Edwin Breaux. Once the course proposal was approved, Gill took to Twitter to announce it. Ocean’s mother and brother, Ryan, even gave her a shoutout.
“Brain Like Berkeley”—the official name of the course—will focus on Ocean’s artistic history, upbringing, background, musical influences, artist identity and the way he challenges dominant social concepts such as toxic masculinity and gender politics. Gill and Chang will be instructing the course starting in August 2018.