Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and PerformanceDepartment of Art and DesignCollege of Liberal Arts

Imaginative. Impactful. Interdisciplinary.

The BFA in Integrated Studio Arts is a new and innovative undergraduate major offered by the Department of Art and Design with three possible areas of focus: Art, Culture and Technology, Craft and Material Studies and 2D Extended Media. This program is studio intensive and designed to encourage cross-pollination of media and hybrid activity between disciplines. In today’s world, the lines between the arts, technology, engineering and the sciences are increasingly blurred. Creative leaders of tomorrow must possess a solid foundation in the traditional arts as well as expertise in new technologies and innovative ways of thinking. The Integrated Studio Arts BFA degree builds on Purdue’s reputation as a leader in technology and its emerging voice as an innovator in the Arts. Students entering the program have a wide range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their plan of study. From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles and ceramics to photography, robotic art, digital media, video art and new media culture, the program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art.

ISA BFA | 2D Extended Media

Drawing | Painting | Printing

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and Hybrid Artmaking. This interdisciplinary concentration brings together contemporary art, traditional and cutting-edge technologies and critical thought, giving students skills to imagine and create meaningful artwork with cultural impact. 

ISA BFA | Art, Culture & Technology

Electronic and Time Based Art | Photography

Photography, Video, Physical Computing, New Media Culture. This interdisciplinary concentration brings together contemporary art, cutting-edge technologies and critical thought, giving students skills to imagine and create artifacts with cultural impact.

ISA BFA | Craft & Material Studies

Ceramics | Jewelry & Metals | Sculpture | Textile

Metals, Ceramics, Textiles, and Sculpture. This interdisciplinary concentration brings together the ability to work with a multitude of materials, combining contemporary art and critical thought with traditional and cutting-edge technologies, giving students the solid skills required to both imagine and create meaningful artwork with cultural impact. 

MFA | Studio Arts

Ceramics | Drawing | Electronic Time-Based Media | Metals | Painting | Photography | Printmaking | Sculpture | Textiles

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts builds on each student's unique artistic finesse or vision. The program is flexible and tailored to each student's research and creative ambitions. The students showcase their final project at the Graduate Thesis Exhibition. 

Integrated Studio Arts Minors

For the minors plans of study click here.


Drawing & Illustration

Textile Design

Jewelry & Metals





Electronic & Time-based Media











Undergraduate Plan of Study

Minor Plan of Study

Graduate Plan of Study

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The Integrated Studio Arts program at Purdue University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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