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Interdisciplinary Arts

University of Washington Bothell

48 months
26012 USD/year
26012 USD/year
7766 USD/year
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The Interdisciplinary Arts program of the University of Washington Bothell gives students the opportunity to develop expertise in areas spanning written, visual, performance, sound and video, digital, and publication arts as they respond to the constantly evolving world of contemporary arts practice.

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The Interdisciplinary Arts program of the University of Washington Bothell  is built on the belief that meaningful contributions to art can be made by anyone from any class, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, ability, and background. IA faculty implement critical and relevant thinking and practices in art in order to inspire students to push towards new engagements and achievements.

The degree focuses on helping students to think in innovative and experimental ways while developing independent and collaborative projects that cultivate artistic skills .  Coursework in the IA major includes a core class on interdisciplinary arts theory and practice (BISIA 319) and studio-based workshops.  It enables students to develop strategies for artistic and social practice.

Students in the IA major explore the many ways in which artists and their art publicly address complex cultural, philosophical and political phenomena. The curriculum emphasizes research-based art production, while addressing questions of media and genre as these are being transformed through current art practices.  In each of these settings students gain production skills and develop their critical thinking, historical and aesthetic awareness, and cultural and digital literacy. Taught by faculty who are practicing artists with national and international public profiles, the curriculum actively engages in current discourses about embodiment and performance, conceptual and post-studio production, curation and installation, and spoken and material languages.

Students take classes in acting, collage, dance, drawing, experimental writing, improvisation, installation, internet art, painting, performance, photography, poetry, prose, public art, publishing, video, and hybrid and interdisciplinary arts.

Career Focus

Interdisciplinary Arts graduates become independent artists, build careers in arts and cultural industries as curators and administrators, and develop arts-based projects in a range of employment sectors, including health, media, and education. They are also prepared for graduate education in the arts and humanities, cultural studies, and are qualified to enter Master of Fine Arts programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • History of InterArts
  • Engaging Literary Arts
  • Experimenting With the Arts
  • Engaging Visual and Media Arts
  • Literature into Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in Secondary-level Coursework (UW Grading System information).
  • College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR).
  • Proof of English Proficiency Requirement(s).
  • The UW Bothell Office of Admissions provides the service of international transcript evaluations. Third-party evaluations will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13006 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    26012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13006 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3883 USD per semester during 48 months.


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