BFA in Interarts Performance


University of Michigan

Type

Bachelor's programs

Location

North America

Ann Arbor

United States

Location

United States

Ann Arbor

Type

Bachelor's programs


The BFA in Interarts Performance is a program for adventuresome students who have interests in both the visual arts and theater as well as a desire to create original performance pieces. In this degree program, students will be introduced to a diverse range of art forms and creative practices from new media to traditional acting skills, with the aim of generating work that blurs boundaries between the visual arts and performance. Created in response to the emergence in the latter half of the 20th century of a new kind of performance domain, combining both creative and interpretive approaches to expression in time and space, this highly interdisciplinary program is the first of its kind in the nation. The School of Art & Design will contribute a broad visual language vocabulary, a culture of experimentation, and expertise with new and emerging media technologies. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance will contribute training in movement, voice, action, and narrative as well as expertise in the design and construction of sets, costumes and lighting. One of the many objectives is to produce graduates capable of creating new, personal works which transcend aesthetic, discipline, and genre boundaries. This is an interdisciplinary degree jointly offered by the School of Art & Design and the Department of Theatre & Drama in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.