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A unique PhD community for scholars and scholar/artists

School of Interdisciplinary Arts

Explore Our Programs

  • 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.

    Explore the PhD Scholar Track
  • 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.

    Explore our Undergraduate Programs
  • 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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    Kennedy Museum of Art reopens with exhibit honoring two Graphic Design emeriti faculty

    January 28, 2021

    The Kennedy Museum of Art opens Legacy: Don Adleta and Karen Nulf, 60 years of graphic design Feb. 1, 2021, marking the re-opening of the museum due to the pandemic.

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    Visiting Scholar imparts vast knowledge on Medieval Apocalypse manuscripts for themed Interdisciplinary Arts seminar

    October 26, 2020

    Scholar Richard Emmerson shared his apocalypse-related subject expertise with this year’s seminar for Interdisciplinary Arts students and for other students and faculty across campus.

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    Classified Senate names Melissa Ervin Employee of the Month

    October 19, 2020

    Classified Senate has named Melissa Ervin, administrative associate for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and the School of Film, the Employee of the Month for February 2020. 

    Originally posted at OHIO News
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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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