Academic courses in Stamps and SMTD are designed to engage students in the history of art, design and performance.
Penny Stamps Lecture Series
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields to Ann Arbor to conduct weekly public lectures and engagements. Students must enroll in the 1‑credit/semester Lecture Series and attend the weekly lecture for 7 of 8 semesters during the program.
Interarts Academic Courses
Interarts Performance majors must take INTPERF 150: Live Art Survey, and must enroll in INTPERF 160: Interarts Forum each Fall semester. Students cannot engage in classes, extracurriculars, or other activities including but not limited to band, sports, theatre, glee club that conflict with participation in Forum or Survey.
Courses are listed under “INTPERF” in course guide — see current offerings here.
|Course Title||Course #||Credits|
|Interarts Performance Forum||160||12|
|Live Art Survey||150||3|
Art and Design Academic Courses
One 3 credit Stamps academic course is required. Students have the option of taking ARTDES 150 (Art and Design in Context) or ARTDES 151 (Art and Design History).
Theatre & Drama Academic Courses
Two 3‑credit academic courses in T&D are required (THTREMUS) — for more information, consult your T&D advisor.
University Academic Courses
Students in the Interarts Performance program participate in the rich intellectual and academic life of a top tier university by taking University Academic courses. Liberal Arts Requirements are designed to develop basic familiarity with the three traditional components of liberal arts — humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The goal is to enhance analytical reasoning, to encourage empathy with other cultures, and to understand contemporary environmental issues. Interarts students fulfill seven specific liberal arts requirements and choose additional elective courses to equal 36 credits. Students must earn at least three credits in each specific area of the liberal arts, but may use one course to meet two or even three requirements.
|First Year Writing||LSA Course Guide: “FYWR”||3 – 4|
|Social Science||LSA Course Guide: “SS”||3|
|Natural Science||LSA Course Guide: “NS”||3|
|Analytical Reasoning||LSA Course Guide: “MSA”,|
“QR/1”, “QR/2”, or any course in logic.
|Environmental Studies||Any course in the LSA Course Guide with the subject code ENVIRON. This includes courses cross-listed as ENVIRON. Other courses that meet the requirement are ARCH 357; BIOLOGY 101, 102, 109, and 171; EARTH 109, 114, 148, 154, 156, 277 and 331; ENGLISH 320 and 328; as well as URP 423.||3|
|Cultural Diversity||LSA Course Guide: “RE”||6|
|Humanities||LSA Course Guide: “HU”||3|
|Academic Electives||Choose additional courses to equal 36 credits.|