Inter-Arts

College of Creative Arts
Dean: Keith Morrison

Inter-Arts Center
CA 354
415-338-1478
Director: Jim Davis

Undergraduate Adviser: Davis

Graduate Coordinator: Davis

Faculty

Professors--Davis, Ferrero, Hunter, Kovacs, Lunine, Phillips, Schneider, Whipp

Associate Professors--Ellis, Holmes, Legrady, Suzuki

Assistant Professor--Johnson

Lecturers--Bowen, Drew, Swenson

Programs

B.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts

M.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts

M.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Creativity and Arts Education

Program Scope

The Inter-Arts Center (IAC) is devoted to interdisciplinary and experimental arts programs. The programs are M.A. level and stress applied studies for interdisciplinary artists, and facilitative studies for creative arts educators. All programs emphasize integration of theory and practice, comparative studies, the central and generative roles of the arts in culture, sensitivity toward human diversity, experimentation with new ideas and processes, and critical thought. In addition to IAC interdisciplinary core requirements and electives, studies are pursued throughout the College of Creative Arts and campuswide, based upon program requirements and the student's personal creative and/or scholarly goals. IAC faculty, students, and programs are typically integrated with events and concerns of the arts and other communities of the Bay Area. "Interdisciplinary Arts" are defined as original creative works integrating elements from two or more arts disciplines, and involving new ideas, art forms, critical issues, and/or facilitative capabilities unavailable in or between traditional arts disciplines. Interdisciplinary creative works typically fuse elements from the visual, audio, textual, spatial/environmental, temporal, and kinesthetic aspects of the arts. Examples of such works in recent years include: performance art, video art, multimedia art, computer art, installations, environmental arts, original book arts, documentary arts and works produced for the Internet. Interest or experience in two or more Creative Arts disciplines alone is not an adequate basis for entry. Students interested in pursuing several separate arts discipline as distinct goals, or wishing to work toward a goal involving a traditional art form that is interdepartmental (such as opera or music theatre), should consider pursuing programs in each discipline involved.

IAC also contributes course offerings in the Creative Arts area of the campuswide Liberal Studies program. Additional IAC involvement includes coordination of Special Majors stressing Creative Arts areas, offering of courses serving as intersections between Creative Arts disciplines, artist survival courses, GE Segments II and III offerings, and internships in Bay Area arts organizations.

The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts has been suspended temporarily due to budget restrictions, and no new students are being admitted into it. Contact the department for further information.

The primary goal of the Master of Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts is development of accomplished interdisciplinary artists. To enter the program, students must have reached a mature level of development necessary to pursue successfully advanced studies in interdisciplinary creative arts and must have goals clearly related to the program. The overriding purposes of the program are to foster interdisciplinary creative ideas, processes, and expressions, as well as critical and theoretical understanding integral to these ideas, and to develop advanced creative capabilities in new processes and new arts technologies.

The purpose of the Master of Arts: Concentration in Creativity and Arts Education is to pursue advanced studies, research, creative projects, and methodologies to assist in facilitating experiences in the arts for individuals and groups in a variety of environments. Prospective sites for these applications include both traditional classrooms and nontraditional spaces. Primary areas of research concerning creative processes include: (1) theories and methods for stimulating creativity and aesthetic awareness in individuals and groups; (2) forms and processes of language unique to the arts, how these compare to and may enhance other language forms, and ways in which arts languages can substantively contribute to personal growth and interpersonal communication; (3) creative experiences contributing to understanding human diversity; (4) the impact of varied environments upon creative thought, processes, and expression; (5) relationships between creativity, society, and new arts technologies, and how these can constructively contribute to the human condition; (6) the centrality of the arts in personal and cultural fulfillment. Areas of research stressing community outreach and interdisciplinary learning processes include: (1) community applications of arts experiences in varied sites, schools, organizations, and cultural centers; (2) interdisciplinary learning and expression; (3) subject training for professional teachers in the arts and related areas; (4) new curriculum models and instructional resource development in the arts; (5) methods in which creative arts learning can increase, clarify, and deepen learning in other and related subject areas (creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, language skills, literature, history, social and cultural studies, mathematics, science).

Career Outlook

Because IAC programs stress cutting edge media, processes, ideas, and directions in the arts, graduates tend to have the greatest success in emerging creative arts professions. In recent years, these have included interactive media, computer arts, digital sound, video art, performance art, installations, and book arts. In addition to pursuits as experimental, interdisciplinary artists, many IAC graduates have successfully founded or worked within arts environments and institutions in which arts learning or arts administration were their primary responsibilities. IAC graduates have achieved leadership roles in many such environments at local and national levels. Most IAC courses (and internships) are also uniquely designed to directly integrate relationships with the Bay Area arts community so that students benefit from dialogue and experience with a diversity of professionals from a variety of environments.

Facilities

Special facilities in IAC serve both IAC degree seeking majors and classes from various departments in the College of Creative Arts. The Intermedia Access Laboratory is for the purpose of providing opportunity for developing capabilities in uses of new media to create interdisciplinary works synthesizing texts, images, sound, performance, lighting, editing, video shooting, and special effects. This laboratory features digital (video) editing, video toaster, digital sound, standard video editors, and 3/4-inch professional video editor. Equipment checkout opportunities for authorized students include camcorders, Ikegami 3/4-inch camcorder, tripods, video lights, Sony Pro II recorder, microphones, and related equipment.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CREATIVE ARTS: CONCENTRATION IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS

Admission to the B.A. in Creative Arts: Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts has been suspended temporarily due to budget restrictions, and no new students are being admitted into it beginning with the Fall 1996 semester. Contact the department for further information.

Students in this major must follow all program procedures specified in the B.A. Advisory Guide and Checklistavailable in the IAC office.

Program Sequence(minimum of four semesters to complete)

1. Preliminary Requirements:At least one core course from either the Social/Cultural Studies or Critical Thinking/Writing categories, plus one Creative Applications core course, with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in these two core courses. In addition, students must complete twelve credits of area courses in Historical/Critical Studies in the Arts and Studio/Lab/Applications in Single Arts Discipline areas.
2. Proficiency Review:A proficiency review is required during the last semester when completing the above preliminary requirements, and before enrollment in the culminating project. No more than twenty-five credits taken prior to and during the semester in which the proficiency review is completed may count toward the major. The purposes of the review are to assist in advisement for culminating project electives, to assure readiness for the culminating project, and to determine if additional course work may be necessary if readiness is not in evidence. The student is to set an appointment with the undergraduate adviser in the Inter-Arts Center office, and bring the following to this meeting:
a. Proficiency Review Form (available in IAC office);
b. Up-dated Advisory Guide and Checklist for the B.A. in IAC;
c. Printout or listing of all prior and current arts courses intended to count toward the major, including prefixes, course numbers, titles, credits, college(s) where completed and grades (for in-progress courses, the student is to obtain a signed note from the instructors indicating the in-progress grades as of that point);
d. Documented example(s) of creative work (slides, photos, video, audio cassette, creative writing, etc.);
e. Example of critical or theoretical writing on the arts;
f. 200-500 word typed statement clearly describing proposed culminating project, including ideas, critical issues and/or themes, media, processes, structure, personal needs, methods, and probable presentation context (this statement is also to be presented to instructor of culminating project course at the beginning of the first semester of enrollment).
3. Culminating Project and On-Advisement Culminating Project Electives:The on-advisement culminating project electives are intended to directly contribute to the effectiveness of the culminating project and are to be selected on advisement with the program adviser. The culminating project must be a significant, original work (creative or scholarly) synthesizing critical ideas and creative processes, and must also integrate at least two elements from the visual, audio, textual, spatial/environmental, temporal, and kinesthetic aspects of creative expression. The culminating project is to be done in a two semester sequence, with the first term to research, plan, and develop materials and capabilities on the theme, critical issues, methods, processes, and strategies; and the second term to coalesce, finalize, and present the project.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core Requirements

Social/Cultural Studies		3
One course from:
IAC 315	Self and Others
IAC 380	New Directions in the Arts: 
Expression and Social Change
Critical Thinking/Writing		3
One course from:
IAC 320	Contemporary Writing in the Arts
IAC 370	Arts and Artists of San Francisco
Creative Applications		3
One course from:
IAC 300	Creative Intersections: New 
Forms and Processes
IAC 301	Introduction to Computers as 
Arts Media
IAC 307	Collaborative Ideas and Processes 
in the Arts
Culminating Project Prerequisites		0-6
Up to six additional units in applied and/or 
theory courses may be required prior to
first time enrollment in the culminating
project if deficiencies in readiness are
determined based upon the proficiency
review required the term before enroll-
ment in IAC 400.
Culminating Creative/Scholarly Project		6
IAC 400	Synthesis: Culminating Inter-
disciplinary Arts Project (3)
[must be repeated in two
semester sequence]

Area Studies, On-Advisement Culminating Project Support Courses

Historical/Critical Studies in the Arts		6
Courses selected on advisement in historical 
(three units) and critical/theoretical
(three units) areas in art, broadcast,
cinema, dance, design, inter-arts, music,
theatre arts. At least three units must
include twentieth century ideas in an art
form.
Studio/Lab/Applications in Single Arts 
Discipline
6
Courses selected on advisement in a single 
studio/lab/applied arts discipline
(painting, dance, piano, acting, etc.).
On-Advisement Culminating Project Support 
Courses
13
Additional courses in creative arts and related 
social, critical, ideational, historical, and
applied areas selected on advisement;
taken near to or during time of culmi-
nating project and directly contributing
to ideas and methodologies applicable to

the project.
Total		40-46

MASTER OF ARTS IN CREATIVE ARTS: CONCENTRATION IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS

Admission to Program

Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate major in an arts discipline, in interdisciplinary creative arts, or demonstrable level of achievement comparable to one of these. Applicants are also expected to have a clear and qualitative goal in interdisciplinary arts.

In addition to meeting university application requirements and deadlines, applicants must submit an application to the M.A. graduate program adviser in Interdisciplinary Arts, Inter-Arts Center, which includes:

The program application deadline for Fall admission is April 1, and for Spring admission is November 1. Consult the graduate admissions office or this Bulletinfor the university admission deadlines and procedures.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Each graduate student must demonstrate the ability to write standard American English correctly and effectively. Level One:successful completion of IAC 700 with a B or better. Level Two:successful completion of IAC 710 with a B or better. IAC 710 is a course that covers research methods for the design of the thesis or creative work project, with emphasis on critical thinking and writing skills.

Advancement to Candidacy

Advancement to candidacy occurs at the midpoint in the program, and when the student has completed a Graduate Approved Program (GAP) and has had it approved by the major adviser, college graduate coordinator, and the Dean of the Graduate Division. Prior to completion of the GAP, the student must be fully admitted to the program (see Admission to Program); have satisfactorily completed both Written English Proficiency Requirements; have completed at least twelve semester hours applicable to the degree with a B average or above. Successful completion of a graduate review is also required prior to advancement to candidacy.

Units

Program

IAC 700	Arts as Experience: Practice and 
Theory 3
IAC 707	Collaborative Processes in the Arts		3
IAC 710	Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts 
Theory and Criticism 3
One course selected from the following:		3
IAC 301	Introduction to Computers as 
Arts Media
IAC 720	Alternative Documentary Forms
IAC 734	New Creative Applications in 
Media Technology
Two courses selected from the following		6
IAC 730	Narrative and Interactive 
Expression
IAC 731	Intersections: Sound, Media, Text, 
Context
IAC 732	Intersections: Image, Media, Text, 
Context
IAC 733	Intersections: Performance, Media, 
Text, Context
IAC 740	Arts Law, Economics, Survival
One of the following:		3
IAC 894	Creative Work Project
IAC 898	Master's Thesis
Supporting upper division or graduate courses 
in creative arts and/or campuswide areas
of study chosen in consultation with the

graduate program adviser		9
Minimum total		30
An SP grade in IAC 894 or 898 requires enrollment through Extended Learning in three units of IAC 899 each subsequent semester until the SP grade is resolved.

MASTER OF ARTS IN CREATIVE ARTS: CONCENTRATION IN CREATIVITY AND ARTS EDUCATION

Admission to Program

Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate major in an arts discipline, interdisciplinary creative arts, or a demonstrable level of achievement comparable to one of these. Within this study, or equivalent experience, there must be at least one course in twentieth century ideas in the arts and one in cultural diversity in the arts.

In addition to meeting university application requirements and deadlines, applicants must submit an application to the M.A. program adviser in Creativity and Arts Education, Inter-Arts Center, which includes:

The program application deadline for Fall admission is April 1, and for Spring admission it is November 1. Consult the graduate admissions office or this Bulletinfor the university admission deadlines and procedures.

Written English Proficiency Requirements

Each graduate student must demonstrate the ability to write standard American English correctly and effectively. Level One:successful completion of IAC 800 with a B or better. Level Two:successful completion of IAC 850 with a B or better. IAC 850 stresses research methods related to the design and/or formulation of the thesis or creative project, with emphasis on critical thinking and writing skills.

Advancement to Candidacy

Advancement to candidacy occurs at the midpoint in the program, and when the student has completed a Graduate Approved Program (GAP) and has had it approved by the major adviser, college graduate coordinator, and the Dean of the Graduate Division. Prior to completion of the GAP, the student must be fully admitted to the program (see Admission to Program); have satisfactorily completed both Written English Proficiency Requirements; and have completed at least twelve semester units applicable to the degree with a B average or above.

Units

Program

IAC 707	Collaborative Processes in the Arts		3
IAC 800	Creativity: Individual and Cultural 
Change 3
IAC 850	Creativity: Education, Community, 
Culture (3 each) 6
IAC 850 requirement includes two courses 
from the following topics:
New Directions in Arts Education
Stimulating Creativity/Aesthetic Aware-
ness
The Arts and Cultural Communications
Arts Education, Cultural Change, Media 
Technology
One of the following:		3
IAC 894	Creative Work Project
IAC 898	Master's Thesis
Supporting upper division and/or graduate 
courses selected on advisement in pro-
fessional education, creative arts, and/or
other disciplines that tangibly contribute

to student's professional goal		15
Minimum total		30
An SP grade in IAC 894 or 898 requires enrollment through Extended Learning in three units of IAC 899 each subsequent semester until the SP grade is resolved.



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