Juanita, artist Miranda Mcfarland, In Sight BFA exhibition 2016
New ways of thinking about how, where, why, and when art can happen, and what art can do.

Interdisciplinary Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Art, concentration in Interdisciplinary Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, concentration in Interdisciplinary Art

Find new ways of thinking about how, where, why, and when art can happen, and what art can do.

How do you translate experience and intuition into expressive form? How do you use history and analysis to give your imagination more power? How can ideas from other disciplines amplify the resonance of the art you make? Explore the potential of spaces, audiences, connections, materials, combinations, and perspectives. The role of art – and artists – in the wider culture is at the center of the Interdisciplinary Arts program.

Join a vibrant artistic community which spans out from the students and faculty of the college to include Lake Tahoe, the High Sierra, and the Great Basin. Our students have been involved with the Center For Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, the annual Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, and ongoing alternative exhibition spaces. On campus, courses and events in creative writing, environmental issues, outdoor leadership, ethics, and sustainability are just some of the resources that can inform your practice.

Meet Collyn Aubrey

Collyn Aubrey, Bachelor of Fine Arts, stands within piece at exhibition titled In the Waiting Line

Major: Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Arts

Class of 2017

At SNC I found a true community of students and teachers, who pushed me to explore beyond traditional boundaries and believe in myself as an interdisciplinary artist. I would never want to experience undergraduate education any other way. . . . Read More

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Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts

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Sierra Nevada University's Fine Arts program offers majors in
2D Practices, 3D Practices, Digital Arts and Interdisciplinary Arts