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.

Faculty

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

Study Abroad

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

Internship Programs


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.

Student Employment


Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration


Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search


A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School


Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program


Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.

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