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Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Art

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts (BA-IA) investigates the core principles inherent to the performing and studio arts: context, craft, and critique.

Students are actively encouraged to pursue different mediums and forms to experiment, reiterate, and refine work conceptualized through an interdisciplinary, liberal arts foundation.


Learn more about the B.A. in Integrated Arts Degree

  • Students studying Integrated Arts at Landmark College have a number of opportunities to gain academic credit for internships, on campus and off. Regular internships are available in individual faculty studios, as program assistants, as well as the Landmark College Art Gallery.

    Landmark College students have pursued internship opportunities for academic credit at numerous locations, including:

    • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
    • Morrell Metalsmiths, Colrain, MA
    • Stephen Procter Ceramics Studio, Brattleboro, VT
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts degree at Landmark College prepares artists for graduate work in MFA programs, jobs in art education, and professional roles in art-related fields.

    Our curriculum exposes students to a range of art disciplines, deepens their understanding of the arts in history and culture, and promotes the acquisition and refinement of technical skills.

  • Curriculum

    To earn the B.A. in Integrated Arts degree, students must complete 120 credits:

    • 43 credits in the General Education Core
      • 31 credits in the 1000/2000 level Core
      • Alternative Study (e.g. Internship, Study Away, Assistantship) (3 credits)
      • ART 3041 Writing in the Arts (3 credits)
      • ART 3033 Create, Critique, Repeat (3 credits)
      • ART 4001 Integrated Arts Capstone (3 credits)
    • 33 credits of major required courses
      • 6 credits of Cultural Arts Seminar courses
      • 18 credits of Craft and Critique Skill Development Distribution courses
      • 15 credits of Upper Division Craft and Critique (3000/4000 level)
    • 44 credits of open electives (21 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

    Cultural Arts Seminar Requirements: 6 credits

    Seminars focus on the cultural influences, multicultural context and history of a given discipline within the arts. Selected topics include (but are not limited to):

    ART1011 Introduction to Studio Arts
    HIS1031 History of World Art I
    HIS1032 History of World Art II
    MUS 1041 Music Appreciation
    THE 1012 Introduction to Theater
    HIS1031 History of World Art I
    HIS1032 History of World Art II
    MUS1041 ST: Music Appreciation
    THE1012 ST: Introduction to Theater

    Craft and Critique Skill Development: 18 credits

    Introductory and Intermediate art courses focused on a specific discipline.  Each course will develop the student’s ability in art form and provide opportunities to develop the ability to give and receive constructive critique.  Selected topics include (but are not limited to):

    • Ceramics
    • Music
    • Painting/Drawing
    • Photography
    • Theater
    • Time-Based Media, including Sound Art and Video

    Upper Division Craft and Critique: 15 credits

    At the 3000/4000 level students will be provided the opportunity to further develop their craft through medium specific courses and by combining disciplines.

    Through this work students will strengthen their ability to contextualize their work and experiment by applying craft acquired at the 1000/2000 level to express a concept to an audience.

    The focus will emphasize context and critique as students strengthen their ability to gain perspective on how the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually; communicate complex conceptual ideas; and explore how this work can lead to creative problem solving.

    Selected topics include (but are not limited to):

    ART3011 Photography and Ideal of Painting
    ART 3032 Creative Expression of Digital Fabrication
    DRW3011 Experimental Drawing
    MUS3031 Electronic Music II
    PNT 3011 Advanced Painting
    PNT3021 Painting the Figure and Portrait
    PNT 3031 Landscape Painting in the Exp Field
    THE3021 Writing for the Screen
    THE 3031 Muscial Theater & Social Change
    VID3021: Video in the Social Field
    ART3021 Light
    ART 3031 Intersectionality, Identity & Art
    ART3011 Photography and Ideal of Painting
    ART3032 ST: Creative Expression of Digital Fab
    DRW3011 Experimental Drawing
    MUS3031 Electronic Music II
    PNT3011 Painting II
    PNT3021 Painting the Figure and Portrait
    PNT3031 ST: Landscape Painting in the Exp Field
    THE3021 Writing for the Screen
    THE3031 ST: Muscial Theater & Social Change
    ART3021 Light
    ART3031 SpTp: Intersectionality, Identity & Art

    General Education Core 1000/2000-Level Requirements: 31 credits

    WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
    WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning: 3 credits
    COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
    Mathematics Distribution Elective (as indicated through placement exam): 3 credits
    Natural Science with lab:(BIO, CHE, GEO, NSC) 4 credits
    Humanities (HUM, HST, LIT, PHI, REL, BIO 2041, COM 2064): 3 credits
    Social Science (ANT, POL, PSY, SOC, ECN): 3 credits
    Quantitative Reasoning (ACC, CSC, ECN, FIN, MAT, BIO, CHE, GEO, NSC): 3 credits
    Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits
    WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric
    WRT1012 Research and Analysis
    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning
    COM1011 Introduction to Communication

    Additional General Education Core Requirements: 25 credits

    WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
    WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning: 3 credits
    COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
    Mathematics Distribution Elective (as indicated through placement exam): 3 credits
    Natural Science with lab: 4 credits
    Social Science (1000/2000 level): 3 credits
    Quantitative Reasoning (1000/2000 level): 3 credits

    44 credits in Open Electives—21 at the 3000/4000 level

  • Upon completion of the BA-IA students should have developed:

    • Creative problem-solving through looking at the world through a lens that is not the paradigm
    • Specific skill sets: obtaining concrete, marketable, technical skills to produce art
    • Informed awareness:
      • Critical thinking to becoming better, curious citizens
      • Perspective on how the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually
      • Self-understanding to become effective in their work
    • Effective interpersonal communication to:
      • Navigate challenging social experiences and issues
      • Communicate complex conceptual ideas verbally through a grounding in visual material
      • Actively and verbally synthesize information in real time.

Meet the Fine & Performing Arts Department faculty

Questions?

Derek Parker headshot

Derek Parker
Chair, Department of Fine & Performing Arts
802-387-7174
derekparker@landmark.edu

 

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Solvegi Shmulsky
Interim Dean of Liberal Studies & the Arts
802-387-6754
sshmulsky@landmark.edu

 

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaureate degree, you can apply here. (The reenrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Returning tab.)

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