Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interarts Performance

Department of Theatre & Drama

Designed for students who have interests in the visual arts and theatre as well as a desire to create original performance pieces. Interarts majors are introduced to a diverse range of art forms and creative practices with the aim of generating work that blurs boundaries between the visual arts and performance.

This is an interdisciplinary degree jointly offered by the Stamps School of Art & Design and the Department of Theatre & Drama in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interarts Performance requires a minimum of 130 credits: coursework is 70% within SMTD and Art & Design and 30% within the liberal arts. Please visit the Stamps website for a complete list of curriculum requirements.

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Priscilla Lindsay chair, acting, directing
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Gary Decker scenic & lighting design
Gillian Eaton acting
Anita Gonzalez global theatre
Holly Hughes performance art
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Ashley Lucas Prison Creative Arts Project
Janet Maylie acting
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Christianne Myers costume design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver, costume design
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
E.J. Westlake theatre history

associated faculty

Toni Auletti scenic painting
Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Patrick Drone properties
Douglas Edwards technical theatre
Jake Hooker
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Geoff Packard
Henry Reynolds sound design

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance teaches you to be a great human being…where, every day, you are surrounded by other artists who inspire you.

James Wolk, BFA ’07 (acting) TV: Mad Men, Happy Endings, Political Animals, Shameless, and The Crazy Ones