Interdisciplinary Arts- BA


  • “Interdisciplinary arts is a brilliant program, and the opportunities are endless.”

    Manu Gajanan, interdisciplinary arts major from Bradford, PA

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    Are you passionate about art, music, theater, and writing?  If so, our Interdisciplinary Arts major is for you!

    You'll draw, paint, sculpt, and manipulate digital images.  You'll perform, study an instrument, and compose.  You'll act, create sets, and design theatrical productions. You'll write poetry or creative nonfiction, edit literary productions, and produce a newspaper.  Best of all, you'll investigate the fascinating ways that these disciplines interact. 

    When you graduate, you'll be prepared for several exciting careers in the arts.  You might become an arts journalist, a gallery or museum curator, or a talent manager.  You could direct a performing arts organization, or continue your studies in graduate school.  

    See what else you can do with a degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    REQUIRED INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS MAJOR CORE COURSES
     
     IA 0101 Arts Awareness GE
     COMM 1307 Visual Communication GE
     IA 1310 Principles of Arts Management
     IA 1451 Capstone
     
    Select two Emphasis Areas: Art, Music, Theater or Creative Writing
    Complete 18 credits in each (36 credits total).
     
    ART EMPHASIS (18 CREDITS):
    These courses would be REQUIRED for all IA Majors with a Studio Art or Digital Graphic Design Focus.
    Those students in either Studio Art or Digital Graphic Design cannot also receive a minor in the same area as their major.
     
    Studio Art:
    ART  0101 Drawing I
    ART 0201 Color and Design
    ART 0105 World Art Survey: Ancient to Medieval OR 0106 World Art Survey: Renaissance to Contemporary
    ART Upper or Lower Level Studio
    ART Upper Level Studio
    ART 1302 New Genres
    *Concentration in a specific studio focus is encouraged.
     
    OR
     
    Digital Graphic Design:
    ART 0101 Drawing I
    ART 0103 Digital Graphic Design I
    ART 0105 World Art Survey: Ancient to Medieval OR 0106 World Art Survey: Renaissance to Contemporary GE
    ART 1303 Digital Graphic Design II
    ART 0113 Digital Photography I
    ART 13?? New Genres OR Art 1304 Digital Photography II
     
    MUSIC EMPHASIS (18 CREDITS) 
    MUSIC 0101 Elements of Music
    MUSIC 0102 Introduction to Music
    MUSIC 1399 Musical Styles
    MUSIC 3 credits of applied music and/or approved UPB Ensemble
    MUSIC Elective
    Music Elective
     
    THEATER EMPHASIS (18 CREDITS)
    THEA 0101 Introduction to Theatre GE
    THEA 0203 Play Analysis GE

    THEA 0102 Stagecraft and/or THEA 0103 Performance GE

    Upper Level THEA Course
    THEA Elective Course
     
    CREATIVE WRITING EMPHASIS (18 CREDITS)
    WRITNG Lower or Upper level Elective (12 credits) 
    WRITNG Upper Level Elective
    WRITNG Lower or Upper Level Literature Course
    *Concentration in a specific writing genre is encouraged.

    Additional Information:

    For more details please view our bulletin.

    Ewert Kevin

    Dr. Kevin Ewert

    ewert@pitt.edu

    Director of Theatre Program and Professor of Theatre

    814-362-7583

    106 Blaisdell Hall


    Groffman, Joshua

     Joshua Groffman

    groffman@pitt.edu

    Assistant Professor of Music

    814-362-0257

    Blaisdell Hall 115


    Lemintzer, Anna

     Anna Lemnitzer

    kirsten1@pitt.edu

    Director and Assistant Professor of Art Program, Director of Interdisciplinary Arts Program

    814-362-7678

    110 Blaisdell Hall


    McCabeNancy

    Dr. Nancy McCabe

    ngm4@pitt.edu

    Director of Writing Program and Professor of Writing

    814-362-0785

    Swarts 102E


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