Master of Art in Interdisciplinary Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts - MA5120
School of Interdisciplinary Arts
31 S. Court St., Rm 197
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery mode: Athens Campus
Term of Entry: Fall
This program serves students seeking to express creative ideas in a professional manner with analytical rigor. The degree consists of studio and/or scholarly projects and experiences, oral presentations, and papers. It is a one to two-year program.
Students who qualify will be awarded this M.A. and may apply to continue their studies in the Ph.D. program. Undergraduate students will be able to consider this degree as a 3 + 1 option.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to combine three different areas of emphasis within the College of Fine Arts.
- Students will be able to synthesize studio practice with scholarly research.
- Students will be able to produce an original interdisiplinary culminating project at a professional level.
Opportunities for Graduates
Interdisciplinary Arts has historically demonstrated a high degree of success in placing graduates in a variety of professional settings.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/interdisciplinary-arts
Potential candidates must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. or international university. The following materials must be submitted:
- Official transcripts of previous degree
- Three current letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s academic achievement and potential
- A two page statement of purpose in which the applicant discusses reasons for applying and the intended three areas of concentration
- Admission application form from the OU Graduate College
- A sample research paper or creative practice from the applicant’s previous work
For creative practice, the student should contact at least one appropriate College of Fine Arts instructor (outside of IARTS), indicating interest in the degree. The student’s portfolio or creative work will be reviewed by this instructor. A letter from the instructor indicating support for the student’s project, as well as the portfolio, should be included in the application (along with the other required materials). A personal interview is recommended.
International students must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language to be offered a teaching stipend, and must achieve at least the minimum score on the TOEFL/IELTS required by the Graduate College. Students with scores lower than the minimum may be considered for admission, but will be retested upon arrival at Ohio University and may be required to take additional intensive English courses.
This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.
Complete a minimum of 33 credit hours as follows: