Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
Please Note: Applications for Fall 2014 will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis through the summer.
30 Credit Hours
Practice the Art of Fearlessness
Interdisciplinarity, as a means of connecting and integrating distinct creative methodologies, is a defining characteristic of contemporary art practice. At Columbia, the Interdisciplinary Arts department encourages its Interdisciplinary Arts MA students to confront traditional ideas about creative practice by working across disciplines—such as visual art, dance, music, theater, or literary arts—to catalyze radically new inquiries, methods, and forms of art-making. Students become fearless innovators in contemporary art by approaching interdisciplinarity as a fluid term—it may mean that they ground their work in research, tools or techniques from disciplines outside the field of art, work with artists from other art mediums or non-artists, or create artwork that is itself interdisciplinary: an artist book, an installation, a sculptural work incorporating sound, an interactive video, etc.
students become fearless innovators in contemporary art by approaching interdisciplinarity as a fluid term
MA in Interdisciplinary Arts
The Interdisciplinary Arts MA program guides and supports artists and educators who wish to expand their creative practices and deepen their understanding of interdisciplinary art theory, history, and technique. Students are immersed in an innovative curriculum focused on building connections among visual art, movement, sound, writing, and drama. Graduates of the Interdisciplinary Arts MA program emerge with a broader and more coherent understanding of contemporary art practice, new and expanded technical skills, and a professional portfolio that will accelerate their creative careers.
Designed to be completed in one calendar year, this energizing and transformative program is organized as an accessible and viable option for working professionals. The Interdisciplinary Arts MA student’s classroom and studio experience is enriched by a Visiting Artist program that allows for meaningful interaction—through seminars, workshops, lectures, and individual critiques—with internationally renowned practitioners.
students are immersed in an innovative curriculum focused on building connections among visual art, movement, sound, writing, and drama
MA in Interdisciplinary Arts – Low-Residency Intensive Summer Program
Designed to accommodate working professionals, particularly educators, Columbia is offering a new option for completing the Interdisciplinary Arts MA. Students in this Intensive Summer program students get the experience of both independent study, and in-class discussion and critiques. Completed over the course of two nine-week consecutive summer sessions, the Summer Intensive exposes students to the same innovative curriculum as the one-year MA degree program. During the interim year between summer sessions, students complete independent study while still gaining feedback and support from faculty remotely.
If you are interested in the Low-Residency Intensive Summer Program, please e-mail email@example.com for more information and to apply.VISIT THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE