The Fine Arts faculty at Sweet Briar are committed to the liberal-arts concept that a broad education enhances our understanding of each specialized area of intellectual or artistic endeavor. Being the only college in the United States with a residential artist colony on its campus, we have a unique opportunity to enrich the educational experience of our fine arts students. The presence of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and our own strong fine arts faculty have led to the development of this distinctive program.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts is for students with multifaceted creative interests. Students enrolled in the program focus on a primary and a secondary artistic discipline. Throughout their course of study, they regularly interact with students, faculty and visiting artists from all of our artistic disciplines. By examining methods of problem solving within their own disciplines through an active involvement with practitioners of all artistic media, students develop a rich understanding of the creative process and the problems that confront contemporary artists.
Admission into this program is based upon a competitive jury/audition process.