UC Berkeley Students Teaching A Course On Frank Ocean’s Life

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Singer Frank Ocean is heading back to school.

Frank, born Christopher Edwin Breaux, originally attended the University of New Orleans, but he was forced to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

Shortly after the hurricane, Frank Ocean decided to move to California, where he pursued his career in the music industry and became a member of the Odd Future collective – and an international pop star in the process.

This time around, Frank won’t actually be attending college, he will be the subject of a new course.

This fall, UC Berkeley plans to launch college course all about Frank Ocean.

Preya Gill and Deborah Chang, two students at the University of Berkeley, took advantage of an opportunity to submit a proposal for a student-led course.

Since the two are really big fans of Frank Ocean, they submitted their idea for a class called “Brain Like Berkeley.”

“We want to encourage a deep literary exploration of his artistry both in lyrics and through his visuals and live performances. We hope to provide a safe environment where students can discuss his poetry and music with sensitivity, creative respect, and open-mindedness.” – Preya Gill and Deborah Chang

The class will focus on Frank Ocean’s music, writing, sexuality and his high-profile collaborations with world-renowned artist like Justin Bieber and Beyonce.

“Brain Like Berkeley” slated to launch at UC Berkeley this August.

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