Integrative Studio Practice

About the integrative studio practice major

Herron's integrative studio practice program is a highly individual and tailored degree that gives you the freedom to create across the boundaries of traditional and contemporary media.

Working at the intersection of disciplines that most appeal to you, you'll have the flexibility to explore ceramics, drawing, illustration, furniture design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication design in combinations that suit your unique vision and with a dual emphasis. Digital technologies and intangible elements, such as time and sound, might also come into your work.

Skills and abilities this major develops: creativity, fine art skills, cultural competency, and an understanding of both traditional and contemporary practices.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • 3D design
  • 4D studio
  • Art history
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to contemporary art
  • Studio electives

Possible careers

  • Arts administrator
  • Corporate designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Museum curator
  • Nonprofit program coordinator
  • Studio artist

Where could I work?

  • Advertising
  • Architectural services
  • Community art centers
  • Museums
  • Nonprofits
  • Studios

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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