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Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Art

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts (BA-IA) investigates the core principles inherent to the performing and studio arts: context, craft, and critique.

Students are actively encouraged to pursue different mediums and forms to experiment, reiterate, and refine work conceptualized through an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation.

Alumni Success Story

Rhiannon Greywolf '19

Internship leads to job at museum.


Learn more about the B.A. in Integrated Arts Degree

  • Students studying Integrated Arts at Landmark College have a number of opportunities to gain academic credit for internships, on campus and off. Regular internships are available in individual faculty studios, as program assistants, as well as the Landmark College Art Gallery.

    Landmark College students have pursued internship opportunities for academic credit at numerous locations, including:

    • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
    • Morrell Metalsmiths, Colrain, MA
    • Stephen Procter Ceramics Studio, Brattleboro, VT
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts degree at Landmark College prepares artists for graduate work in MFA programs, jobs in art education, and professional roles in art-related fields.

    Our curriculum exposes students to a range of art disciplines, deepens their understanding of the arts in history and culture, and promotes the acquisition and refinement of technical skills.

  • To earn the B.A. in Integrated Arts degree, students must complete 120 credits:

    • 42 credits of major required courses
      • 33 major required credits
      • 9 major required credits that also count toward general education
    • 31 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
    • 47 credits of general electives (18 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

    Major Requirements (42 credits)

    • ART3033 Create, Critique, Repeat
    • ART3041 Writing in the Arts
    • ART4001 Integrated Arts Capstone
    • Cultural Arts Seminar (2 courses): Seminars focus on the cultural influences, multicultural context and history of a given discipline within the arts. Selected topics include (but are not limited to):
      • HIS1031 History of World Art I
      • HIS1032 History of World Art II
      • MUS1041 Music Appreciation
      • PHO2041 Brief History of Photography
      • THE 1012 Introduction to Theater
    • Craft and Critique Skill Development (4 courses): Introductory and Intermediate art courses focused on a specific discipline.  Each course will develop the student’s ability in art form and provide opportunities to develop the ability to give and receive constructive critique.
    • Upper Division Craft and Critique (5 courses): At the 3000/4000 level, further develop their craft through medium specific courses and by combining disciplines. Through this work, students strengthen their ability to contextualize their work and experiment by applying craft acquired at the 1000/2000 level to express a concept to an audience. The focus emphasizes context and critique as students strengthen their ability to gain perspective on how the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually; communicate complex conceptual ideas; and explore how this work can lead to creative problem solving.
    • Topics for Craft and Critique requirements (all levels) include:
      • Art
      • Ceramics
      • Music
      • Painting/Drawing
      • Photography
      • Theater
      • Time-Based Media, including Sound Art and Video

    Additional General Education Requirements

    • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric OR WRT1008 Writing Process & Practice Part 2
    • WRT1012 Research and Analysis
    • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning
    • COM1011 Intro to Communication OR COM1021 Interpersonal Comm OR COM1071 Public Speaking
    • Mathematics distribution elective (as indicated through placement exam)
    • Natural Science with lab distribution elective
    • Social Science distribution elective
    • Quantitative Reasoning distribution elective
    • Creativity distribution elective
    • Alternative Experience

    General Electives: 47 credits (18 at the 3000/4000 level)

    120 Total Credits

  • Upon completion of the B.A. in Integrated Arts degree, students will be able to:

    • Create artistic work informed by the social and historical context and conceptual framework from which it emerges.
    • Demonstrate technical skills and processes necessary to produce work in  diverse media.
    • Apply knowledge and understanding learned in studio and performing arts classes to reflect critically on their own work as well as that of their peers and artists in the field.
    • Using a reflective, iterative process, refine their artistic practice to facilitate the production of a body of work that meets their goals.
    • Synthesize feedback and critique as part of the creative process.
    • Plan and implement an exhibition, performance, or presentation of creative work from conception, preparation, and promotion, to installation or performance.

Questions?

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Meg Baronian
Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
802-387-6843
[email protected]

 

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Solvegi Shmulsky
Dean of Liberal Studies & the Arts
802-387-6754
[email protected]

 

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaureate degree, you can apply here (the reenrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the "Returning" tab).

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