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Interdisciplinary Programs

ArtCenter offers more than an exemplary art and design education. It provides the building blocks for a rich and meaningful life.

ArtCenter is celebrated not only for encouraging students to delve deeply into their chosen major but also for providing collaborative areas of study and experiential opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries.

From the very first day of classes offering hands-on challenges, to a steady emphasis on inquiry, research and risk-taking, to increased awareness about your place in the world, ArtCenter offers interdisciplinary studies that produce the sophisticated thinkers, practitioners and global citizens needed today.

These truly one-of-a-kind opportunities bring students into conversation through collaboration with faculty and students from other majors, as well as industry leaders, champions for social change, culture makers and people from around the world. It is our hope—our mission—that these programs influence how students learn, experiment and grow as a creative individuals.


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Leaders in art, film, business and design practices have changed both the questions we ask and the solutions we might find when thinking about 21st-century culture.

Jane McFaddenChair, Humanities and Sciences

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