Dec 05, 2023
The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts (BA-IA) investigates the core principles inherent to the performing and studio arts: context, craft, and critique. Students are actively encouraged to pursue different mediums and forms to experiment, reiterate, and refine work conceptualized through an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation.
The BA-IA Cultivates:
- Creative problem-solving through looking at the world through a lens that is not the paradigm
- Specific skill sets: obtaining concrete, marketable, technical skills to produce art
- Informed awareness:
- Critical thinking to becoming better, curious citizens
- Perspective on the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually
- Self-understanding to become effective in their work
- Effective interpersonal communication to:
- Navigate challenging social experiences and issues
- Communicate complex conceptual ideas verbally through a grounding in visual material
- Actively and verbally synthesize information in real time
To earn the B.A. in Integrated Arts degree, students must complete 120 credits.
Cultural Arts Seminar Requirements:
Seminars focus on the cultural influences, multicultural context and history of a given discipline within the arts. Two courses must be successfully completed to fulfill this requirement Selected topics include (but are not limited to):
Craft and Critique Skill Development:
Introductory and Intermediate art courses focused on a specific discipline. Each course will develop the student’s ability in art form and provide opportunities to develop the ability to give and receive constructive critique. Four courses must be successfully completed to fulfill this requirement. Selected topics include (but are not limited to):
- Time-Based Media, including Sound Art and Video
Upper Division Craft and Critique:
At the 3000/4000 level students will be provided the opportunity to further develop their craft through medium specific courses and by combining disciplines. Through this work students will strengthen their ability to contextualize their work and experiment by applying craft acquired at the 1000/2000 level to express a concept to an audience. The focus will emphasize context and critique as students strengthen their ability to gain perspective on how the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually; communicate complex conceptual ideas; and explore how this work can lead to creative problem solving. Five courses must be successfully completed to fulfill this requirement.
Selected topics include (but are not limited to):
General Education Core Requirements:
General Education requirements for all degrees are outlined the in the General Education section of this catalog.
A maximum of 44 elective credits may be applied to this degree.
A minimum of 21 credits must be at the 3000/4000 level.