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School of Interdisciplinary Arts

Explore Our Programs

  • PhD/Graduate Program

    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.

    PhD/Graduate Program
  • Scholar Artist 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. This integration is a nascent program that consists of a scholarly and creative dissertation, rather than a traditional focus.

    Scholar Artist 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

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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Featured Events

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  • Dr.Garrett Field Publishes in Analytical Approaches to World Music

    January 7, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology publishes article about South Indian Karnatak music in the journal Analytical Approaches to World Music.

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  • Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, Opens at the Kennedy Jan 11

    December 10, 2018

    Kennedy Museum of Art will open Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. The show will be featured through March 31, with an artist reception January 24.

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  • "22 Chaser" with Director, and Ohio Film Faculty, Sokolowski

    October 5, 2018

    Assistant Professor of film at Ohio University, Rafal Sokolowski is an award-winning film and theatre director whose work has been exhibited worldwide and is supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils and Bravo!FACT.

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  • State of the Arts Exhibition Celebrates Mentors and Students

    September 20, 2018

    a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s sixth annual State of the Arts exhibition, on view September 18–October 8, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall, Athens.

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