Collaborative Arts is a BFA designed for curious and self-motivated students who want to combine mediums—i.e., different art forms in collaboration with one another—to become multi- and inter-disciplinary artists. The Collaborative Arts curriculum emphasizes thoughtful fun, creative experimentation and intelligent play. It asks students to consider how theory informs practice (and vice versa), all while gaining hands-on multi-disciplinary training. As CA students progress through the program they will experience the exciting challenges of combining vastly disparate genres, creative practices and forms of expression. They will emerge with their own unique skill sets as well as the confidence and context to exploit these skills as the next generation of multi-and inter-disciplinary artists.
The core curriculum exposes new students to the foundational craft and the basic challenges of each distinct field as well as the major historical/critical ideas about art. After this first year, the BFA fosters self-motivated practitioners to experiment, innovate and collaborate as they go on to become “creative thinkers/critical makers.”