Interdisciplinary Arts & Letters


Many students wish to emphasize Prescott College’s liberal arts mission by pursuing a broad-based competence or breadth in the Arts & Letters area rather than a more narrowly defined field of study. The Interdisciplinary Arts & Letters Program strongly encourages this approach. It allows students to make connections across disciplines, to deepen their appreciation of all the arts, and to learn the theory and techniques of more than one discipline. 

Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Arts & Letters competence are expected to complete significant work in at least three areas:

  • Writing & Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Spanish Language & Literature

In addition to taking introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in different areas, students are encouraged to design independent studies or take courses  which intentionally synthesize disciplines. 

Example Independent Studies and Cross-Disciplinary Courses:

  • The Written Dance
  • Photo- Journalism
  • Shakespeare
  • Writing as Performance
  • Bookmaking
  • Voices in Translation: Latin American Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Performance
  • Sense of Place: Kino Bay


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  • Norman Treager

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