Art students here at Connecticut College seamlessly integrate liberal arts courses with a broad interdisciplinary and international studio experience. Some of our past graduates have combined photography and anthropology, painting and psychology, and design studies and gender studies, to name just a few examples. You, too, will be free to pursue traditional, interdisciplinary or experimental approaches to art making.
The arts, combined, take a new course
Recently, with a grant from the Sherman-Fairchild Foundation, the College has also developed new courses that cross the boundaries between the arts. These include "Designing the Body," team taught by faculty from art and architectural studies; "Music Composition and Synthesis," examining the intersections between music and computer science; "Theater-Dance," combining dance and theater in new ways; "Dimensional Color," taught by art and computer science faculty; "Performance Art," melding sculpture and studio art; and "Arts, Music and the Community," an arts course with a focus on community engagement.
Interdisciplinarity and the College's Centers
You may choose to combine your art major with one of the College's interdisciplinary certificate programs. Just one example: students in the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology explore issues in arts and technology through individual studies, course work, internships and research projects. Learn more about these interdisciplinary academic centers.