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A unique PhD community for scholars and scholar/artists

School of Interdisciplinary Arts

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  • Scholar Track (PhD)

    In the dynamic contemporary world, as the boundaries among the arts become increasingly permeable, we recognize the methodological importance of multidisciplinary scholarship to facilitate our critical understanding of the arts.

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  • Scholar/Artist Track (PhD)

    For students who wish to combine scholarly study with artistic work at the Ph.D. level, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts provides the Scholar/Artist track.

    Explore the Unique Scholar/Artist Tack
  • Undergraduate Studies

    Engaging undergraduates in the interdisciplinary study of the arts through general education courses—Interdisciplinary Arts plays a vital role in promoting the arts in the university, the larger community and the region. Explore our undergraduate studies opportunities, a joint effort within the schools and divisions of the College of Fine Arts.

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  • Interdisciplinarity Defined

    The topic of Interdisciplinary Arts as defined by faculty in our program, from historians, to performers, musicologists to theater scholars, each brings a unique perspective to the understanding of the interdisciplinary research community.

    What Do We Mean By Interdisciplinary?
  • Admission Requirements

    No matter where you are on your journey, you’ll find all the resources you need to understand our program and aid in your application process.

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Featured Events

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  • Dr. Garrett Field Delivers Invited Lecture for the Dhivehi Language Academy, Maldives

    September 9, 2020

    On September 6 Dr. Garrett Field delivered an invited lecture via Zoom for the Dhivehi Language Academy. The Dhivehi Language Academy is a national institution in the Maldives. Dr.

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  • Professor Marchenkov Publishes Edited Volume on Hegel’s Aesthetics

    September 2, 2020

    The School of Interdisciplinary Arts is pleased to announce that Dr. Vladimir Marchenkov, Professor of Philosophy of Art, has recently co-edited with Stefan Bird-Pollan a volume entitled Hegel's Political Aesthetics: Art in Modern Society (Bloomsbury Publishing 2020).

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  • Kat Hammond on Revolutionary Street Art

    June 6, 2020
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  • New BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

    May 28, 2020

    Some students learn and create using hybrid forms: New music is encountered with moving images; visual art guides stage and costume design; dancers sometime combine live music into their movement. 

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