Texas Tech University

Interdisciplinary Arts Certificate

About the Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate Certificate

The 15-hour graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Arts is open to any doctoral-level student and consists of the five-course core curriculum from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts' (TCVPA) existing Fine Arts Doctoral Program. Four required courses include a colloquium that explores disciplinary formation and types of interdisciplinary engagement; arts histories; arts in a contemporary context; and philosophical aesthetics. One additional approved topics or aesthetics course completes the certificate. This certificate is appropriate for students interested in the relationship between art forms and their associated modes of scholarship, and/or the intersection of the arts and disciplines outside of the TCVPA.

 

TCVPA faculty member in classroom with students visual performing arts

TCVPA faculty with students for Interdisciplinary Arts Studies visual performing arts

Required Courses

  • VPA 5301 - Colloquium: Inter/Disciplinarity in the Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • VPA 5310 - Arts Histories 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • VPA 5314 - The Arts in a Contemporary Context 3 Semester Credit Hours

Elective Courses

One from:

  • PHIL 5310 - History of Aesthetics 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • PHIL 5314 - Contemporary Aesthetics 3 Semester Credit Hours

and one from:

  • VPA 5300 - Topics in the Visual and Performing Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours (approved topic)
  • PHIL 5310 - History of Aesthetics 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • PHIL 5314 - Contemporary Aesthetics 3 Semester Credit Hours

Create a Career Path

This is appropriate for doctoral students interested in the relationship between art forms and their associated modes of scholarship, and/or the intersection of the arts and disciplines outside of the TCVPA.

Students must be currently enrolled at Texas Tech in a major area of study.

To declare this certificate, contact:

Kathy Nordstrom
Lead Advisor, TCVPA. Email: