2018 - 2019 General Catalogue 
    Aug 25, 2019  
2018 - 2019 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive Major

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Degree programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and its departments share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, and the major curriculum listed below. The Interdisciplinary Arts Comprehensive degree allows a student to create a personalized multidisciplinary degree in the Fine Arts. A student pursuing the IAC degree must complete at least 21 hours of coursework in two separate major concentrations from the following disciplines: Art, Music, Theatre, and Creative Writing. In addition to the 42 hours, students must complete an additional 15 hours of coursework from any of the four disciplines.

I. Major Concentrations: 42 hours

A student pursuing the IAC degree must complete at least 21 hours of coursework in at least two separate major concentrations (A, B, C, D) for a minimum of 42 hours of the 57 hour total. Coursework completed as part of the basic curriculum requirements may not count as credit towards the major program of study.


  • In addition to meeting the course requirements, a student choosing music as a primary category in the IA major is required to participate in an ensemble musical organization for at least four semesters and participate in student recitals and attend University-sponsored music programs as stipulated by the music faculty.

D. Creative Writing: 21 hours

Twelve hours from the following:

Any combination with coursework including (EH 379 ) and writing poetry (EH 369 ). 

Six hours from the following:

  • Six hours of literature courses from the 300-400 level.

Three hours from the following:

Any combination.  These may be repeated. 

II. Additional Coursework: 15 hours

A. Introductory Coursework: 3 hours***


****Courses completed as part of a Major Concentration (Section I) cannot be counted towards a student’s electives.

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