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Online: Interdisciplinary Projects

You bring your creative interests, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, sound, photography, and performance, and more, and our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars will work one-on-one with you to push your skills to the next level. We will introduce you to new materials and ways of combining media to expand your skills and challenge the way you think about art-making The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. This course is designed to introduce you to a number of new media, materials, and methods to expand your skills and challenge you to think about art-making in different ways. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs. Note: Students are required to have their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop.

"This course was exactly what I needed to reassure my practice as an artist. The interdisciplinary approach and the idea that not everything you make needs to be a piece (that practice and experimentation is just as valid and essential) is extremely helpful."
– Elise Bell, ECPOSI Interdisciplinary Projects student, Summer 2020

"The assignments were really well planned and the activities were super fun. I feel like the assignments really challenged the way I think and was really helpful toward pushing my boundaries."
– Misa Yo, ECPOSI Interdisciplinary Projects Online student, Summer 2020

1.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $1,740
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.


Course start date
Course end date
Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1029
Course instructor Marcus Thibodeau, Benjamin Melamed Pearson