Oct 23, 2019
Contact: Professor Anna Lemnitzer
The interdisciplinary arts major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford provides learners with a broad-based education in art, music, theater, and writing. The major explores the thematic relationships among the fine and performing arts through a combination of theoretical study and experiential learning. Students take courses within four academic disciplines, selecting two disciplines as major components of study. The interdisciplinary experience culminates with the completion of the Capstone course, in which senior students create projects that encompass multiple arts disciplines. Students majoring in interdisciplinary arts complete a total of 45 credits in the program - 9 general program credits taken by all students, 18 credits in each of two major areas of study.
Students are required to select two arts areas from art, music, theater, and writing disciplines as their major components in their Interdisciplinary Arts Major program.
Select two arts areas from Art or Music or Theater or Writing (18 credits/discipline) 36 credits
The Art Requirements
These courses would be required for all students with a Studio Art or Digital Graphic Design Focus. Students in either Studio Art or Digital Graphic Design cannot also receive a minor in the same area as their major.
Total credits required for Studio Art: 18
Digital Graphic Design Focus:
Total credits required for Digital Graphic Design: 18
Available lower-level studio art courses:
Available lower-level art history courses:
Available upper-level studio art and art history courses:
The Music Requirements
The music requirements of a major in Interdisciplinary Arts with selection of Music as one of two major components are completed with the following courses:
Total credits required for Music: 18
Available lower-level music courses:
The Theater Requirements
The theater requirements of a major in Interdisciplinary Arts with selection of Theater as one of two major components are completed with the following courses:
Total credits required for Theater: 18
Available upper-level theater courses:
The Writing Requirements
The writing requirements of a major in Interdisciplinary Arts with selection of Writing as one of two major components are completed with the following courses:
- Four writing courses, which can include upper-level course(s) - 12 Credits
- One literature course - 3 Credits
- One upper-level writing course - 3 Credits
Total credits required for Writing: 18
Available lower-level writing courses:
Available upper-level writing courses:
Please be advised
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.