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A unique PhD community for scholars and scholar/artists

School of Interdisciplinary Arts

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?
  • 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.

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Featured Events

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  • Fine Arts College Summer 2020 Course Offerings

    May 22, 2020

    Explore the Dance Cultures of the World with Zelma Badu-Younge, learn more about film criticism with Rafal Sokolowski, sharpen your understanding of music theory and the history of rock music, or take an acting fundamentals course with Rebecca Vernoy.

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  • Dr. Keith Phetlhe Publishes Translation of Setswana Novel

    April 15, 2020

    The School of Interdisciplinary Arts is proud to announce that Dr. Keith Phetlhe has published an English translation and critical introduction to a groundbreaking Setswana-language novel written by T.J. Pheto. Dr.

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  • Ohio University 2020 Global Arts Festival

    March 3, 2020
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  • Kennedy Museum of Art immerses visitors in Indigenous Math Circles

    February 14, 2020

    Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents Pattern & Disruption: Diné Lifeways and Embedded Mathematics on view now. Drawing from the Edwin L. and Ruth E.

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