The Integrated Arts Major is a unique, multidisciplinary, practice-driven programme dedicated to educating a new generation of arts practitioners, policymakers, art curators, managers, and academics. In this Major, aesthetics intersects with formal and technological innovation, bringing together a broad spectrum of knowledge, applications, problem-solving techniques, research skills, and imagination, drawn from management, science, technology, engineering and the social sciences. The Major provides inputs for the intellectual preparation of the artist within the traditions of liberal arts while also creating the opportunity to build deep capabilities within a chosen art form. The Major exposes students to different art forms that influence the art practice chosen by the student for specialisation. Additionally, it allows for an understanding of how the arts engage with and offer solutions to grand challenges faced by society (such as climate change, health, and social inequality).
The programme is targeted towards five potential Career Pathways. These are directed towards enabling employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in
The Major aims to provide comprehensive exposure to
On completing the programme, graduates will be able to:
|Offered by||School of Arts and Sciences|
|Programme||Dual Degree Programme in Integrated Arts|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts, and a Master of Arts in Integrated Arts OR a Master of Performing Arts OR a Master of Fine Arts (DUAL DEGREE)|
|Minimum Programme Credits||200|
|Minimum Major Credits||TBA|
All students entering the undergraduate programme complete our common core, The Foundation Programme, in the first year. The Foundation Programme is designed around four Studios, each of three credits. They are:
Democracy and Justice
Environment and Climate Change
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
GER Courses for this Major can be found in the course lists of the Pathways.
|Major Requirements (subject to approval by the Academic Council)||Credits|
|Art, Culture and Heritage in a Globalised India
Art, Materials, Media
Exploring Studio Art
Exploring the Black Box
Livelihoods and Cultural Practice
Theorising Arts and Aesthetics
Computer Aided Platforms in the Arts
Research Methods in Integrated Arts
The purpose of the Free electives is to allow the student an opportunity to learn any topic or discipline they wish to learn at the University or go deeper in a chosen discipline. A student may choose to take 18 credits of coursework anywhere at the University and in any discipline, or they may choose to take equivalent credits in their own chosen discipline (e.g., students in a pathway and a concentration may choose to spend 18 additional credits equivalent on the practice of their chosen art form or undertake theory courses around them). The student may also choose to undertake a minor outside Performing and Visual Arts (e.g., general engineering or design or marketing or philosophy or history etc. Please see the complete list of Minors offered by the University.).
All students will complete 30 hours of engagement with society to develop a sense of engagement, concern, build problem solving skills, and understand the role of an engaged member of a society. This will be done through a mandatory course, Engagement with Society, that would be a graduation requirement. This course can be taken anytime during the stay at the University but it is advised that the student engage with the courses during the first two years at the University. The 30 hours of volunteer work may be completed during one semester or during the Winter or Summer Break.
* Please note, the following reflects the existing credit structure, which is under revision currently. The new credit structure will be updated shortly.