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Explore the dynamic world of interdisciplinary scholarship and creation.

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.

    Scholar Track (PhD)
  • 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.

    Scholar/Artist Track (PhD)
  • 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.

    Undergraduate Studies
  • 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.

    Interdisciplinarity Defined
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    The School of Interdisciplinary Arts offers competitive graduate teaching associate stipends which include a tuition scholarship. Among these, two maxi stipends are awarded annually.

    Financial Aid and Scholarships

Featured Events

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  • Celebrating Æthelred Eldridge, Fall 2019

    June 18, 2019

    The School of Art + Design and the College of Fine Arts celebrates the life and work of Professor Emeritus Æthelred Eldridge (1930–2018) with an exhibition, performances, alumni and community event, and exhibitions in Athens and beyond, beginning with Æthelred Eldridge Exhibition of Work

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  • Student Explores Connections to Home: Film and Video Art in Contemporary China

    May 24, 2019

    Doctoral student, Zhou Chao is an artist who identifies with the wanderer, the traveler, and the explorer.

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  • Interview with Alumni Jenna Altomonte: On Remote Technology and the Artist’s Response to War

    May 24, 2019

    An Interview with Interdisciplinary Arts alumni, Jenna Altomonte, on her dissertation research completed in 2017 and her continued interest in technology’s impact on artists dealing with trauma firsthand and from a distance.

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  • Samba Camara on the Religious and the Secular in Senegalese Popular Music

    May 24, 2019

    Camara’s Ph.D.

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