|The School encourages students to break down boundaries, incorporate technology, create new forms, and, in the process, transform the world.|
|Dean of IA|
|Djola Branner is dean of the school of interdisciplinary arts and associate professor of theatre. His interdisciplinary work combines music, movement, and text as language.|
Make Art Make a Difference
As its name suggests, the School for Interdisciplinary Arts takes an integrated, multidimensional approach to the arts and art making. Students and professors work across boundaries of art forms such as theatre, sculpture, writing, literature, children's theatre, creative drama, art and technology, and all areas of arts and social action.
» Core Principles
The School for Interdisciplinary Arts has organized its curricular offerings around three core principles that form the pedagogical foundation for the school. These are: interdisciplinarity between and among the fine and liberal arts; arts and technology; and arts and social action.
Student work ranges widely, from broadcast narratives, digital sculpture, and animation to exploring gender and social action. The School encourages students to work closely with faculty members: artists and scholars who have studied social and psychological dilemmas, shifting demographics, and technologies that shape contemporary audience sensibilities.
Emily Dickinson Hall houses two "black box" theatres and areas to support design construction. The Center for Design offers equipment and staff support for applied design, social entrepreneurship, invention, sculpture, and digital work.
Students also have access to design studios, staff support for sound design, and the College's gallery often features exhibits by students and alums.
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