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Interdisciplinary Arts

The study of interdisciplinary arts expands a student's problem solving, critical reflection and innovative thinking through combining the strengths of theatre, dance, visual arts, and music. The Interdisciplinary Arts minor gives students a solid foundation and knowledge in these art forms and integrates the arts in a new and exciting way. This minor also allows students, such as those in STEM majors, to integrate valuable arts experience into their skill set, increasing their creative capacity and expressiveness.

This unique minor offers arts-based research skills, focusing less on product and more on the creative process. A student will complete the minor being able to think creatively, innovatively and be confident in their ability to tackle any problem from a number of angles.

Interested in learning more about Gonzaga's interdisciplinary Arts program?

Contact Suzanne Ostersmith, Ast Prof, Theatre & Dance, Theatre and Dance and Director of the program. She can be reached by email or phone at {509) 313-6508.

Accessibility in the Arts: A Senior Project

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Claire Russell, Class of 2022

Claire is a senior at Gonzaga University majoring in Theatre Arts with a Technical Theatre Concentration. They are also minoring in Interdisciplinary Arts and Special Education. These minors are what inspired this project that was completed as Claire's senior project for the Interdisciplinary Arts minor. Combining their major and minors into one project seemed like an impossible feat, but this website emerged out of various conversations about the future of performance art. This website provides a collection of resources for artists, producers, educators, and art aficionados to learn how to make art that is inclusive and accessible to all.

Gonzaga University Spring Dance Program

Lily by Löie Fuller

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