What will I learn?

Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts offers students a chance to link their interests in the arts with emerging technology through practice-based learning. The program helps students become adept at solving real-world problems in all areas of life creatively, holistically and collaboratively.

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements.

Major Core Courses

IDEA110 Creativity and Innovation in Design and Arts

IDEA120 Digital Practices in Design and Arts

DES222 Human Experience in Design

DES322 Design Research Methods

Select one of the following senior capstone sequences:

ART382&ART401Topics in Art and Senior Projects: Critique

ART452&ART453 Informational Aesthetics I and Informational Aesthetics II (same as DES452 & DES453)

DES420&DES421 Professional Practice Project I and Professional Practice Project II

DES430&DES431 Interdisciplinary Product Development I and Interdisciplinary Product Development II

DES440&DES441 Design Thinking and Leadership I and Design Thinking and Leadership II

Which department am I in?

College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,704.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

11 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Venue

College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

929 West Harrison Street,

303 Jefferson Hall (M/C 033),

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

For international students

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

They must have obtained TOEFL iBT - Total Score 80; TOEFL with a score of 550 on (paper-based) or an IELTS Overall Score - 6.5 with a score of subsection minimum as follows: listening 6, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 6 or an PTE with a score of 54 (with subsection minimum as follows: listening 47, writing 56, reading 51, and speaking 53).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

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  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
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