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Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors

The College of Creative Arts is the home and partner to innovative programs that cross disciplines, allowing our students to pursue an array of interests to augment and expand their knowledge base. By choosing an Interdisciplinary Major or Minor, students combine disciplinary skills in the arts and design with areas such as business, community engagement, media, and others. This flexibility can enhance both educational and career opportunities.

Majors

Interactive Media Studies (IMS)

The B.A. in Interactive Media Studies [54 hours] offered through the College of Creative Arts is an interdisciplinary degree designed to provide depth in theory and practice of interactive and digital design, development, and innovation. In addition, IMS also offers an IMS Co-Major (36 hours) and two minors (the IMS minor and the Game Studies Minor.

Arts Management Co-Major

Co-Majors are comparable to "Double Majors", but require fewer foundational courses and are specifically designed to complement an existing major. The Arts Management Co-Major prepares students to balance aesthetic understanding with specialized skills in generating income, managing boards, stimulating public access, and sustaining the mission and vision of organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery, presentation, and preservation of arts and culture.

Fashion Co-Major

The co-major in Fashion emphasizes creativity and experimentation, and offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills in product making, fashion business decision-making, historical contexts, materials, design foundations, and the opportunity to build skill depth in one of three option areas: fashion corporate business, fashion design, or fashion entrepreneurship.

Minors

Arts Management | Arts Entrepreneurship

Available to majors in the College of Creative Arts and the Farmer School of Business, the coursework and internships for this program provide knowledge for and preparation for work with non-profit and commercial arts enterprises—museums, art galleries, regional theatre, Broadway, concert promotion, artist management, symphonies, dance companies, community art councils, etc.

Dance

This minor offers students the opportunity to pursue the specialized skills necessary for dance performance. Students complete courses in dance technique, performance, dance history, and production/design; and integrate learning through involvement with dance concerts and/or music theatre productions. The minor is intended to provide curriculum and instruction in the area of dance as well as enhance current musical theatre and theatre curricula and programming.

Fashion

The minor in Fashion, with a concentration in Design, emphasizes creativity and experimentation, and offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills in design language, pattern-making, and garment construction. It includes historical and narrative contexts, marketing, runway experience, and opportunities to build skills in cognate studio areas, such as costume design, jewelry design, accessories, illustration, CAD, and applied international fashion design experience.

Museums and Society

Open to all majors, this minor provides a critical understanding of museums as collections-based institutions. It is especially appropriate for students planning a professional career in education, libraries, Anthropology, Art and Architecture History, History and associated fields. Students in the minor gain hands-on experience of current methods and approaches in the museum field through competent and creative research on objects, collections and collecting institutions.

Music Theatre

Whether you love Broadway musicals, opera, or revues, here's your chance to enhance your coursework as a music or theatre major. Minors take courses in acting, singing, and dancing, with opportunities to practice those skills participating in department musicals, opera, cabarets, and revues.