Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts

  • Overview

    New in 2024

    Students majoring or minoring in Interdisciplinary Arts (IDA) take core interdisciplinary arts courses and electives spanning the visual and performing arts. In this electives section, students customize their degree to their specific interests, such as ART, DANCE, FILM, GAME DESIGN, MEDIA, MUSIC, and THEATRE.

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    • Craft Your Unique Artistic Identity 

    Today’s artists do not have to be bound by a single label. Our comprehensive B.A. IN INTERDISCIPLINARY (IDA) program blurs conventional boundaries by challenging students to explore intersecting identities while crafting well-rounded artistic identities. 

    • EXPLORE the Arts 

    IDA students develop creative and technical skills by tailoring their degree to their personal interests from various topics spanning the VISUAL ARTS (art, game, film, media) and the PERFORMING ARTS (dance, music, theatre). 

    • EXAMINE the Arts

    Our IDA program reflects crucial values necessary in contemporary society. IDA students navigate the essences of humanity and cultures from ancient history to the present day by examining the ongoing evolution of artistic expression and creative storytelling.

    • EXPERIENCE the Arts 

    Our immersive IDA program takes students beyond the classroom and into the vibrant creative community at the soul of a metropolitan city. Our historic campus sits in the heart of downtown Raleigh surrounded by North Carolina’s premiere arts institutions and experiences. Additionally, we regularly after national and international arts-related trips.

    Watch a CBS17 News Story about the New IDA Major

    Student working on a simulation and game design project.
    Customize your degree to their specific interests, including Art, Dance, Film, Game Design, Media, Music, and Theatre.
  • Faculty
    Matt Hodge
    Associate Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
    Program Director of Theatre; Professor of English; Department Chair of Humanities
  • Careers

    WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching.

    Recent internships include:

    • North Carolina Theatre
    • Theatre in the Park
    • Opera House of Wilmington
    • Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
    • Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy
    • Raleigh’s Village Idiots

    Recent employment:

    • Last Comic Standing
    • Chelsea Lately
    • North Carolina Theatre
    • Theatre in the Park
    • Groundlings

    Recent graduate school acceptances:

    • Harvard University
    • The Juilliard School
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • AMDA
    • UCLA
  • Performances

    The public is invited to musical and theatre performances by our IDA students each year.

    Shows and Tickets

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