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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Arts Major with Emphasis in Music, Photography, Theatre, or Visual Art, BA

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The interdisciplinary arts major builds on the cross-disciplinary nature of the Seattle University Fine Arts Department by allowing students to choose an area of emphasis within the arts while they also integrate courses from other art forms. One student interested in musical performance might choose to bridge theatre and music, while another student might combine music and visual art courses to round out an emphasis in production theatre. Individual programs are designed in consultation with a fine arts faculty advisor.


In order to earn the bachelor of arts with a major in interdisciplinary arts, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits, with a cumulative and a major/program grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

I. Core Curriculum Requirements

II. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Modern Language 115, 125, 135, or equivalent (15)


All students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the level of 135 in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by successful completion of the three-course sequence: 115, 125, and 135. Because these courses are a college requirement, no course in the sequence may be taken on a pass/fail, correspondence, or audit basis. Placement into any level other than the beginning course of the sequence is achieved by acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination. See the Modern Languages Department  for details on the examinations. Courses used to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences modern language requirement may not be used to fulfill art history major requirements.

III. Major Requirements

60 credits in interdisciplinary arts, including 30-35 credits in an area of emphasis:

Choose one of the following two courses:

Choose one of the following two courses:


In addition to the emphasis courses selected, choose the remaining credits, for a total of 60, in any combination. In consultation with the student’s advisor, 10 of these credits must be from a discipline other than the area of emphasis and 10 must be taken at the 300-400 level. (see course descriptions ) Total 25 to 30

Interdisciplinary arts majors must also choose the required senior synthesis course in consultation with their faculty advisor.

Students majoring in interdisciplinary arts may not earn a second degree or major within their discipline of emphasis.

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