Jan 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Arts Major (B.F.A.)

Major Code BF6328

College of Fine Arts   
Interdisciplinary Arts, School of  
31 S. Court Street, Room 068
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1314

Garrett Field, contact person

Program Overview

Among the principles that distinguish the College of Fine Arts are a commitment to self-generated work, entrepreneurship and collaboration. These attributes are evidenced in our students, staff and faculty profiles. We bring in world-class artists as guests and teachers. We work locally, nationally and internationally. We view citizenship as a responsibility and an inspiration for each of our areas. These qualities lend themselves to the Interdisciplinary Arts B.F.A.. This program offers developing artists the opportunity to create their own path in our environment of mentorship and global thinking. The future of the arts is tied to the ever-widening scope of innovation and cross-discipline interaction. Our college offers undergraduate degrees in Art, Dance, Film, Music and Theater. All of these areas offer courses that can contribute to an interdisciplinary education specific to individual students in the program. Students in the Interdisciplinary Arts B.F.A. enter the program through an application process in which advisors from different areas help to plan an individualized degree path.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Innovation is a key to entrepreneurship. Artists regularly create their own professional paths, and interdisciplinary work opens doors to new opportunities. Graduates of the program may find careers crossing between disciplines, such as music for film or dance and movement as performance art. Students with theater backgrounds may apply performing arts practices to sculptural objects. As we continue to develop new technologies, interdisciplinary artists can utilize a broad range of skills and talents to bridge art forms and facilitate cultural interaction.


Total Hours Required

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Arts requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Interdisciplinary Arts

Complete the following three courses:

Primary Area of Concentration

Complete 42 hours in the primary area of concentration as determined in consultation with your area and interdisciplinary arts advisors.

Secondary Area of Concentration

Complete 33 hours in the secondary area of concentration as determined in consultation with your area and interdisciplinary arts advisors.

Interdisciplinary Arts Capstone/Tier III

Complete IART 4710 Interdisciplinary Arts BFA Capstone (3 credits).