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Interdisciplinary Art + Design

In CCS’s Interdisciplinary Art + Design Program, thinkers, makers and doers forge their own paths as they investigate and ultimately redefine the boundaries of contemporary art and design.

Yazmin Dababneh, Glass, Projection, Acrylic

an abstract art painting with geometric shapes

Toya Golden, Rebirth

CCS’s Interdisciplinary Art + Design program provides a dynamic, studio-based art and design program that combines the strengths of our renowned studio disciplines with strategic mentoring and a flexible curriculum structure so you can experience a course of study tailored to your unique skills and goals.

Our program offers maximum flexibility for students whose interests do not fit into the categories of a traditional visual arts education and who aim to explore theory in conjunction with studio practice.

The Interdisciplinary Art + Design major will equip students with foundational skills, historical perspectives, and critical thinking abilities. Through a combination of strategic mentoring focused on individual students’ goals, skills, and needs, major studios designed to foster innovation through both conceptual and applied practice, and the opportunity to select key courses from our diverse art and design offerings, you will gain a broad knowledge base for pursuing your creative interests.

Flexibility & Transfer Support

The uniquely flexible nature of Interdisciplinary Art + Design makes it a great choice for transfer students, allowing for degree completion in as little as two years for students who have completed an eligible studio-based associate’s degree or equivalent. If you are looking to transfer to CCS an admissions representative can discuss the ways the Interdisciplinary Art + Design program can help you reach your goals.


Account Executive
Arts Administrator
Art and Design Professor
Art Consultant
Art Critic/Writer/Advocate
Art Dealer/Gallerist
Art Director
Art Historian/Professor
Art Restorer
Art Teacher

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Art Therapist
Studio Artist
Artist’s Agent
Color and Materials Expert
Creative Director
Creative Services Manager
Exhibition Designer
Label/Packaging Designer
Mixed Media Artist
Mobile Designer
Multimedia Artist
Performer/Performance Artist
Production Coordinator
Prop Master
Set Designer/Dresser
Show Runner
Sketch Artist
Production Artist
Toy Designer
Visual Merchandiser