ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Integrative Arts at Goucher?
The Integrative Arts Studies Program allows students to develop intellectually, creatively, and artistically beyond the boundaries of traditional art majors. Working closely with faculty mentors, students choose their own paths to becoming the kind of interdisciplinary artist they imagine themselves within the creative economy. If you are still discovering the kind of artist you want to be, or if you want to work across multiple disciplines, then this major is for you.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
Students will demonstrate their individual and collective agency while learning how varied art forms relate to one another within an entrepreneurial orientation. A core of classes engages students in collaborative studio work, challenges them to use art as a means for social change, demonstrates how they can become an entrepreneur/freelancer artist, and many others. With this foundation, students finesse one or two disciplines by concentrating and/or minoring in of the following: music, theatre, dance, creative writing, arts management, visual and material culture, digital arts, and/or studio art.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
This major will prepare students to work as individual artists or as collaborators and thrive in the creative economy as educators, designers, administrators, fundraisers, agents, promoters, event organizers, art therapists, and many endless possibilities. By combining the arts, students have unique opportunities to create new opportunities in the job market while further developing their intellectual, social, and emotional sense of self.
Major Program Director
Kendall Kennison, Professor of Music and Director of the Integrative Arts Studies program
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Jeffrey Chappell, Director of Jazz Studies
Michael Curry, Professor of Theatre and Director of the Center for Dance, Musice and Theatre
Rebecca Ann Free, Associate Professor of Theatre
Linda Garolfalo, Instructor of Dance: Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, Community Outreach and Civic Engagement
Ailish Hopper Meisner, Associate Professor of Peace Studies
Ryan Nicotra, Adjunct Professor in Arts Management
April Oettinger, Professor of Art History
Phaye Poliekoff-Chen, Assistant Professor of Writing Studies
Amanda Woodson, Professor of Dance
By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher education studies students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.
Visit the Office of Global Education for more information.
Opportunities & Internships
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such,
the Integrative Arts Studies faculty members consider well-structured internships
to be essential to a student's education.