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2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
   
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 24, 2021
 
2020-2021 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Arts, BA


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Contact: Associate Professor Anna Lemnitzer

The Interdisciplinary Arts major at Pitt-Bradford provides students with a cross-curricular education in the arts that emphasizes creative problem solving and investigation. The program explores thematic relationships between the fine and performing arts through a combination of theoretical inquiry and experiential learning. Students select and integrate two concentrations from among the disciplines of creative writing, music, theatre and visual art, while guided through the process by a committed faculty of working artist-educators. The interdisciplinary experience culminates with the senior capstone course, in which students create projects that creatively weave together their areas of expertise.

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.

Major Requirements:


Select two arts areas from Art or Music or Theater or Writing (18 credits/discipline) 36 credits

Total: 48


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.

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


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:

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

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.

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