InterArts courses provide opportunities to hone artistic skills, discover new art forms, and explore unexpected talents. Creative projects are integrated into the InterArts curriculum, side by side with the writing, speaking, and analytical assignments that are at the heart of all liberal arts courses.
Faculty artists visit InterArts classes to give workshops, discuss their own work, and reflect on the challenges of living a life devoted to the imagination.
As part of ArtsVentures, students attend a wide variety of off campus arts events and venues.
InterArts students also have the opportunity to work for credit or volunteer in the art classrooms of a public Montessori school adjacent to Trinity's campus. The InterArts students serve as guides and mentors to the children and help to mount an exhibition of the children's work in Trinity's Broad Street Gallery.
IART 101. Art and Artists
How does art get made? What is the nature of the artistic process? How do emotions, themes and ideas translate into artistic form? Through readings, discussion, written reflections and art viewings, this seminar explores creativity as a dynamic process sourced in the encounter between artist and world. In addition to studying a broad range of important artists, students are encouraged to develop their imaginative and intellectual resources and to experiment with various media as they participate in creative projects that call upon the skills learned in their arts practice courses.
IART 102. Arts Views and Practices
What is the role of art? Who makes it and for what purpose? What are the ideas and technologies that inform the practices of art? This seminar examines the historical forces, philosophical ideas, and/or social contexts that situate art as a potent form of cultural expression. Second semester InterArts students continue their study of important artists and art movements while they engage in creative work to further develop their art-making skills and expand their expressive capacities.
Arts Practice Courses
InterArts students are required to take two arts practice courses of their own choosing—in dance, theater, music, visual arts, creative writing, or film. If at all possible, students in the program take at least one of their arts practice courses during their first semester at Trinity.