Art & Design

Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Pursue new ways of thinking and making.

Limitation. That’s a word you should strike from your vocabulary. Because as an interdisciplinary studies major, you’ll work as though limits don’t exist. In this self-designed BFA program, you’ll be free to pursue as many disciplines as you like. You’ll develop a core skill set in any medium you choose, and expand your practice as you explore diverse forms of visual art. Chart your own course. See where it leads.

Begin by establishing a foundation of skills—critical thinking, composition, drawing, form and space. From there, experiment with different forms of creation. Explore video, sound art, installation, and performance in combination with more traditional artistic practices. Take your ideas in unexpected directions as you create multimedia projects that break from convention.

As your continue to evolve as an artist, work with faculty to design independent studio courses. Or select from diverse elective courses across the College of Art and Design, like audio production, perceptual sculpture, or web design. Pursue new knowledge of methods, materials, and media that enhance your individual style and point of view.

Throughout your program, map your personal interests to careers in the art world and beyond. Learn how to present yourself and your work. Build networking skills, curate your portfolio, and compose a knockout resume and cover letter. Put your talent to work through required internships and apprenticeships in Greater Boston. Leave ready to take on the professional possibilities that interest you.

Careers
Choose from these interdisciplinary careers (and others that don’t exist yet).

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Department Fee
    $500
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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