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Interdisciplinary Arts

Interdisciplinary Arts


The IA major's courses may be selected from the following arts disciplines:

Creative Writing
Interdisciplinary Arts (listed below)
Visual Arts
Art History

IA 200: Interdisciplinary Arts
Introduction to traditional means (e.g. set design, musical production, text and illustration) and non-traditional means (e.g. performance art, video, multi-media installation, web-based digital arts) by which arts can be integrated or linked to other disciplines. Prerequisite: at least one entry level course from an Eckerd arts discipline.

IA 210A: Intro to Video Production
Basic processes and techniques for making and editing videos. Analyze film scenes to understand how editing contributes to meaning. Evaluation based on videos, written assignments and participation. Personal digital video camera recommended but not required.

IA 240A: Sound Design
Philosophical and physical dimensions of sound, sound synthesis and manipulation, plus means of organizing sound. Reading and listening, creation of soundscapes, sound sculptures, film scenes and multi-media works.

IA 301: The Documentary
Students will review the history and theory of documentary film, and will employ contemporary documentary philosophy and techniques in producing their own videos. Prequisite: IA 210.

IA 499: Senior Project

The Arts at Eckerd

Since our first senior class in 1964 we have graduated nearly 500 majors in Visual Arts, and many have gone on to graduate school in a variety of fields. Click here for a list of graduate schools our alumni have attended since 2000.