Undergraduate Programs
Interdisciplinary Opportunities

If you're interested in pursuing multiple fields of study simultaneously or intrigued by the intersection of science, the humanities and fine art, one of these interdisciplinary programs may be the right fit:

Opportunities

IDeATe

Carnegie Mellon University’s diverse and top-ranked academic programs in computing, engineering, design and the arts are uniquely positioned to serve students who have interdisciplinary interests bridging technology and creative practice. The Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) connects students and faculty from across the university through coursework and collaborative studio experiences. You have the opportunity to integrate a concentration with your degree in any of the following eight creative industry areas: game design, animation and special effects, media design, learning media, sound design, entrepreneurship for creative industries, intelligent environments and physical computing.

To learn more, visit IDeATe.

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

Collectively the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA), Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA), and Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) programs are grouped under the single heading of BXA Intercollege Degree Programs.

Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) Degree Program
SPONSORED BY THE DIETRICH COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

The Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) intercollege degree program combines the strengths of the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (DC). This degree is designed for academically and artistically talented students who want to develop their interest in the fine arts, while also pursuing studies in the humanities and social/behavioral sciences.

Students who choose Drama as their fine arts concentration from among the five schools in CFA, also choose their humanities and social sciences concentration from the list of majors and minors offered by DC, or by self-designing an interdepartmental concentration. The most important aspect of the BHA program is for students to blend their interests, and to explore the connections between their chosen disciplines.

The program also provides enough flexibility for students to broaden or deepen their concentrations, and to explore other areas in which they may be interested.

BHA Drama options are available in the following areas:
 Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, Production Technology and Management.

Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) Degree Program
SPONSORED BY THE MELLON COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

The Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) intercollege degree program combines the strengths of the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Mellon College of Science (MCS). This degree is designed for students who are gifted in both the fine arts and the natural sciences or mathematics, and who have the interest and the exceptional ability to pursue both disciplines simultaneously.

Students who choose Drama as their fine arts concentration from among the five schools in CFA, also choose their science concentration from among the four departments in MCS: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, or Physics.

BSA Drama options are available in the following areas:
Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, Production Technology and Management.

Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) Degree Program

SPONSORED BY THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

The Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) intercollege degree program combines the strengths of the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the School of Computer Science (SCS). This degree provides an ideal technical, critical, and conceptual foundation for students interested in pursuing fields that comprehensively meld technology and the arts, such as game design, computer animation, computer music, recording technologies, interactive stagecraft, robotic art, and other emerging media.

Students who choose Drama as their fine arts concentration from among the five schools in CFA, also choose their computer science concentration established by the School of Computer Science.

BCSA Drama options are available in the following areas:
 Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, Production Technology and Management.

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Questions?


Questions about the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs? Please contact:



Amy Nichols, Sr. Academic Advisor
(412) 268-1581
nicholsa@andrew.cmu.edu

M. Stephanie Murray, Ph.D.
Director & Academic Advisor, BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

412-268-1745

msmurray@andrew.cmu.edu

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