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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.

    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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    2022 Global Arts Symposium Call for Papers

    October 4, 2021

    Contribute to the 2nd Arts, Health, Wellness & Sustainable Development Symposium scheduled for March 22-23 at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Proposals for individual papers, roundtables, workshops, panels, posters, performances, films, and other research and creative activity forms are welcom

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    The Athena Cinema reopens to the public at reduced capacity July 16

    July 14, 2021

    The Athena Cinema will reopen to the public at reduced capacity on July 16 with “Movies You’ve Missed,” a series of films that launched during the pandemic but couldn’t be seen on the big screen until now. 

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    Dr. Garrett Field Publishes in Anthropological Linguistics

    May 13, 2021

    The Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and School of Music recently published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Anthropological Linguistics on sung poetry of the Maldives.

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    Three Faculty Speak to the Value of the Arts Administration Program

    April 1, 2021

    Featuring faculty members who are teaching three (of the four) required foundational courses in the Master of Arts Administration degree. Heather Infantry, Rachel Cornish, and Dr.

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