The Division of the Arts is the administrative home to the Integrated Arts subject listing (495). This interdisciplinary listing primarily supports courses offered through division programs such as the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program or The Studio: Creative Arts Community, but can also be used for interdisciplinary arts courses that cannot be appropriately located in a subject listing devoted to a single topic.
Click here to view all Integrated Arts courses in the official UW–Madison Course Guide.
For scheduled courses for upcoming semesters, see below.
The Studio Presents
Course: Integrated Arts 112
Instructor: Faisal Abdu'Allah, Studio Faculty Director and Professor of Art
Day & Time: Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: B32 Sellery Hall (Blackbox)
Credits: 1 | Limit: 30
Prereqs: Member of The Studio Creative Arts Community
Description: Residents of The Studio: Creative Arts Community engage in an interdisciplinary, hands-on experience of creative arts and professional practice, including developing and showing their original work in the local community.
Course: Integrated Arts 310/610 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence Studio
Topic Title: The Gesture of Collage as Practice
Instructor: Rashaad Newsome, Spring 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence
Day & Time: Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Humanities 6321
Credits: 3 | Limit: 20
Prereqs: None (Grads register for 610)
Description: The Gesture of Collage as Practice is a hands-on studio class, in which Newsome uses his critically acclaimed performance work FIVE as a way to engage students in a wide range of collaging strategies including: creative coding, sound, video, and performance, while exploring current discourses on race, sexuality, gender, performance, and art history. Through critical thinking, visiting artist workshops, and reading, the students will consider issues pertinent to cultural circulation within global capitalism: the politics of authenticity and the economy of appropriation. They will also collaborate on a series of new interdisciplinary works to be featured at a public event.
For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/newsome.
Entrepreneurship in Arts and Cultural Organizations
Course: Integrated Arts 322
Instructor: John Surdyk
Day & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:15pm
Location: Grainger 1140
Credits: 3 | Limit: 40
Description: Description: Designed for students ready to develop and bring innovative products and services to market in existing arts and cultural organizations. Lectures, cases, readings, discussion, guests, and experiential projects deepen students' understanding of how to harness entrepreneurial practices to develop compelling new products and services.
Past Course Offerings
Course: Integrated Arts 330 Lec 002: Special Topics in Integrated Arts
Topic Title: Imaging Self: School of Education PreCollege Summer Arts Intensive
Instructors: Adriana Barrios, Anna Lehner, Mary Patterson, Catrina Sparkman
Session Dates: July 9 - 27, 2018
Day & Time: M-F, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Credits: 3 | Limit: 60
Prereqs: Contact Maria Vishnevsky for permission to register
Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to explore how they see themselves and how others see them through different art forms, focused on the theme "Imaging Self." Students will work with practicing artists, dancers, actors, and stage technicians to explore and express concepts of self. Through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, students will learn to understand the choices they make in representing self, and to explore how different art mediums illuminate choices we make in how we represent ourselves to others.
Students must be registered for Imaging Self: SoE Precollege Summer Arts Intensive: summer.wisc.edu/imaging-self/
Creative Placemaking Summer Institute
Dates: July 23 - August 3, 2018
Day & Time: M-S, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Grainger Hall, room TBA
Instructors: Sherry Wagner-Henry, Director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at UW-Madison & Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin
Download the course flyer here (PDF).
Sample syllabus (subject to change)
For Credit Option
Course: Integrated Arts 330/630 or MHR 365/765
Topic Title: Creative Placemaking
Non Credit Option
Cost: $1,200 ($1,000 nonprofits)
Description: While Creative Placemaking is a relatively new term, its practice is decades old, particularly in Wisconsin. We will explore this rich history, definitions, and current impacts of creative placemaking (also known as arts-based community development) in Wisconsin, the United States, and globally. The class will participate in active learning, with live examination of creative placemaking models, best practices and failures, evaluation and measures of success with guest artists and community practitioners engaged in this work across the state of Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.
This course will be based in Grainger Hall on the UW-Madison campus with site visits around the state of Wisconsin.
More info: Kate Hewson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-9290.
Course: Integrated Arts 312/612 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence Lecture
Topic Title: Performing Information: Exploring Data Through Live Performance
Meets with: MHR 365 Lec 002 and MHR 765 Lec 005
Instructor: Stuart Flack, Fall 2018 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence
Day & Time: Thursdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Grainger 4580
Credits: 3 | Limit: 18
Description: The performing arts can play a critical role in changing society. Yet many of the issues that artist must address-poverty, growth, climate change, nuclear weapons, crime, disease, race, politics - require engaging an audience with very complex information. This is challenging and often new work for performing artists. In this course, artist/consultant/citizen scientist Stuart Flack will bring together ideas from social science, design, computer science, theatre, dance, and writing to examine the theoretical background, history, and most importantly the practical issues around incorporating complex information into live performance. We will explore the use of high tech tools like virtual reality or Tableau software as well as simple physical objects like blocks, Legos, stones, and rice grains and clowning techniques to make information come alive. As we explore this rich topic, we will toggle between theoretical, historical and practical modes, continually applying what we learn in the actual making of information driven performance in a workshop setting through collaborative trial and error. Our workshops will result in the creation of "bits/bytes" for public evening(s) of Data Vaudeville. We'll also write some short essays and engage in regular and lively discussion as part of our weekly seminar/workshops. The course will be delivered in equal parts lecture/discussion/laboratory.
Grads register for 612.
For more information, visit go.wisc.edu/flack.
Course: Integrated Arts 110
Instructor: Faisal Abdu'Allah
Day & Time: Tuesdays 5:30-7pm
Location: B32 Sellery Hall (Blackbox)
Credits: 1 | Limit: 64
Prereqs: Resident of The Studio
Description: Residents of The Studio: Creative Arts Community engage in an interdisciplinary hands-on approach to the creative arts and gain familiarity with the wide variety of arts disciplines on campus.
Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship
Course: Integrated Arts 320
Instructor: Sarah Marty
Day & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45am
Location: Grainger 2280
Credits: 3 | Limit: 40
Prereqs: sophomore standing
Description: An overview and foundation for students interested in developing, launching, or advancing innovative projects in arts, culture, design, and humanities. Students cultivate their own career vision and creative project goals while learning about the nature and structures of arts entrepreneurship.