Interdisciplinary Arts

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (B.A.)

The mission of the College of Fine Arts is to equip young artists with the skills necessary to succeed in today's rapidly changing artistic world. Career paths exist today that could not even have been imagined a decade ago. To be prepared for this varied and fluid arts world, many students will find it valuable to train not solely or predominantly in a single arts discipline, but rather to have freer rein to choose precisely those teachings that resonate with their specific gifts and interests. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Arts offers a broad and multi-focused arts education of the highest rigor and value to prepare students to succeed in the arts world of today.


Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts

Applicants to the program must meet all UNM and College of Fine Arts admission requirements. See the Admissions and College of Fine Arts sections of this Catalog.

To complete the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, students must complete requirements including:

  • Completion of 120 credit hours.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in courses from the major requirements.
  • 36 credit hours in the major, to be met through one of the following options:
              »  Two areas of focus: 18 credit hours each, with at least one of the areas comprised of College of Fine Arts courses and at least half of each area of focus comprised of upper-division (300-level and above) courses;
              »  Three areas of focus: 12 credit hours each, with at least two of the areas comprised of College of Fine Arts courses and at least half of each area of focus comprised of upper-division (300-level and above) courses.
  • An approved Plan of Study with a 250-word essay which describes how the courses listed support and coalesce to prepare the student for program completion and eventual work in the intended field.
  • Fulfillment of general undergraduate degree requirements as stipulated in the Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog.

Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (not "C-") in all courses used toward the major core and areas of focus.

Requirements

Credit
Hours
1. General Education Requirements
a. Writing and Speaking
• ENGL 110 (or ENGL 112; or ENGL 113)
• ENGL 120
(Select one from): CJ 130; ENGL 219, 220; PHIL 156; UHON 201.
9
b. Mathematics
• (Select one from): MATH 121, 129, 150, 153, 162, 163, 180, 181, 215; STAT 145; UHON 202.
3
c. Physical and Natural Sciences
• 2 courses, one must have a corresponding lab.
7
d. Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
e. Humanities
• From the Core Curriculum list in the College of Fine Arts section of this Catalog. Choose one course from each group.
6
f. Second Language 3
Subtotal 34
2. Major Requirements
a. Core Courses
• ALB 250: The Business of Being an Artist
• FA 387: Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts
• FA *395: Topics in Arts and Community
• FA 496: Interdisciplinary Arts Capstone Project
• 3 credit hours from one of the following: ARCH 121; ARTH 101, 201, 202, 250; DANC 105; FA 284; MA 210; MUS 139, 142; THEA 105; UHON 207.
15
Subtotal 15
b. Areas of Focus
• Two areas of focus at 18 credit hours each. At least half of each area must be comprised of upper-division (300-level and above) courses, and one of which must be comprised of courses from the College of Fine Arts;
-or-
• Three areas of focus at 12 credit hours each. At least half of each area must be comprised of upper-division (300-level and above) courses, and two of which must be comprised of courses from the College of Fine Arts.
36
  Subtotal 36
3. Electives
Select from any field. May be chosen from courses used toward a second major or minor, or used to partially satisfy the upper-division requirement. 35
Subtotal 35
Total 120

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