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 Miranda McFarland
Major: Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Arts
Class of 2017
Why do we need art? For me this will always be the mystery I crave to understand.
Recently my art has been focusing on my body's relationship to my environment. I came up with the idea to dive into the lake, hold my breath, and scratch circular gestures into a copper plate that I take to the studio and make prints. It is these mark makings that become artifacts of my body. I love being an artist. . . . Read More
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Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts