Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance

As a student in the online interdisciplinary arts and performance degree, you’ll gain valuable skills for a career as an artist, performer or creative professional. You’ll broaden your worldview of contemporary art-making practices. Your newfound knowledge will inspire you to find new ways of creating unique artworks and performances.
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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Interdisciplinary art synergizes multiple disciplines such as digital media, performance and visual art to create artworks. With interdisciplinary arts and performance, artists create new ways to express, perform and experience.

What is a degree in interdisciplinary arts and performance?

 

Are you ready to take your creativity to the next level and become a multidisciplinary artist? If so, the Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary arts and performance may be ideal for you. You’ll first learn the fundamentals of digital media, performance and visual art. Throughout the undergraduate program, you’ll take a deep dive into the practical and theoretical studies of all facets of art. These include visual, sonic, performance, game and media art. Once you have a solid interdisciplinary arts foundation, you’ll build on your knowledge through practice. You'll take part in a range of art-making practices. These might include creating art for exhibits, participating in theater performances, directing short films and more.

In the online bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary arts and performance program, you’ll take theory, practice and project-oriented courses. You may complete this coursework in your community and in collaboration with your peers. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the online interdisciplinary arts and performance degree, we encourage you to collaborate with others and push the boundaries by synergizing many arts and disciplines in your work. Your art can be an avenue for raising awareness of social, scientific and political issues.

The Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary arts and performance includes exceptional faculty mentoring. You’ll work with a faculty member who will help you develop a professional-level portfolio of well-crafted artwork and research. Your portfolio will give you a competitive edge in the market of your choosing, whether it be the job, art or entertainment market.

What can I do with a degree in interdisciplinary arts and performance?

 

Whether you’re seeking a career in curation, higher education or the arts, an interdisciplinary arts and performance degree can help. In the online program, you’ll develop critical, creative and technical skills. You’ll receive extensive training for future careers in contemporary art and culture. You’ll also be ready to tap into evolving marketplaces and expanding fields of arts research and practice.

An accredited arts school online

 

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University focuses on a personalized learning experience and the complex and unique ways different fields of study interact and affect one another to better prepare you for the future. The college’s undergraduate and graduate degrees provide innovative coursework and hands-on experiences to prepare students for the social, economic, political and cultural challenges they’ll face in a rapidly expanding, diverse global marketplace.

New College programs emphasize experiential learning that spans academic disciplines and encourages an appreciation for all forms of creativity. Each program provides study and exploration that fosters a deeper understanding of the diversity and interdependent nature of the human experience. A curriculum that supports a compassionate and creative approach to the complexities of real-world challenges is a hallmark of the New College.

In carefully crafting courses, the nationally acclaimed ASU New College faculty is committed to developing programs that teach students to nurture and expand their intellectual curiosity. New College programs and courses help students develop a critical outlook based on observation and a vast array of methods of inquiry, preparing them to become independent thinkers who are empowered to shape society.

Featured courses

Delve into interdisciplinary arts classes online. Experience online art classes like never before, exploring digital media as well as performance and visual art.

IAP 201: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts (HU)


IAP 361: Digital Editing and Media Literacy (CS)


IAP 305: 20th and 21st Century Art, Performance, and Media (L or HU)


IAP 325: Sound Performance: Exploring Alternative Performance Groups


IAP 334: Conceptual Development in the Arts


IAP 375: Contemporary Performance: Theories and Practice


IAP 354: Visual Representation


IAP 480: Art as Praxis: From Conceptualization to Production


What jobs can I get with an interdisciplinary arts degree?

The Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary arts and performance can open the door to a range of career possibilities. The program’s liberal arts approach to interdisciplinary art-making practices prepares students to be well versed in several different modalities for whichever path they pursue. Students may find careers as:

Actor


Growth: 11.6 %
Salary: *

Choreographer


Growth: 2.8 %
Salary: $48,420

Executive Producer


Growth: 12.2 %
Salary: $71,620

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Music Producer


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $50,590

Musician/Singer


Growth: 6.0 %
Salary: *

Performance Artist


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $63,540

Sound Recording Engineer


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $55,810

Technical Director


Growth: 12.2 %
Salary: $71,620

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world.

Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world.

Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

 

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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