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Interdisciplinary Arts

The M.S. in Education with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Arts focuses on developing visionary and conceptual artists to assume leadership roles at any professional arts organization, company, or institution and/or to initiate innovative arts programs, events, and original works of intellectual property. This specialization provides educators and artists with expertise in visioning a global culture, arts and expressive therapies, dramatic writing, business and corporate applications, multimedia technological resources, and arts leadership. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education.


  • Completed admission application packet, including $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcripts indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average required) or the completion of one of the alternative admission requirements.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.


Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
EIA 526 Research in Interdisciplinary Arts: An Introduction to the I.A. Program 3
EIA 501 Interdisciplinary Arts in Society, Community, and School 3
EIA 506 Applied Aesthetics in the Arts: Curriculum and Instruction 3
EIA 503 Arts and Classroom Management: Infusing Arts into the Classroom 3
EIA 511 Studies in Creative Process and Conceptual Arts: A Quantum Vision 3

IAP ELECTIVES - Select Five (15 Credits)

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EIA 512 Arts and Expressive Therapies: A Survey 3
EIA 513 The Arts of Words: Writing for Dramatic Media 3
EIA 514 Business Applications of Interdisciplinary Arts and Social Entrepreneurism 3
EIA 515 Thou Art: Reuniting Culture and Spirit for a Global Society 3
EIA 517  Interdisciplinary Arts: Infusion: From Chaos to Order 3
EIA 537 Musical Theatre Studies 3
EIA 630 International Cinema Studies in Italy 3
EIA 540 Moving Art: Aesthetic of the Motion Picture 1922-1966 3
EIA 557 Cinemathreapy 1: Images with a Purpose 3
EIA 558 Cinematherapy II: Personal and Social Awareness through Cinema 3
EIA 600 International Arts and Culture Infusion 3
EIA 6505 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts I 3
EIA 6506 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts II 3


Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EIA 688 Capstone: Interdisciplinary Arts Leadership 6
EIA 689 Capstone: Theatre Arts Leadership 6
EIA 690 Capstone: Musical Arts Leadership 6
EIA 691 Capstone: Visual Arts Leadership 6
EIA 692 Capstone: Dance Arts Leadership 6

In addition to the Core Courses, complete the following:

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EIA 512 Arts and Expressive Therapies: A Survey 3
EIA 525 Principle of Drama Therapy 6
EIA 689 Capstone: Theatre Arts Leadership 6

The following elective courses are offered by the Department of Family Therapy in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Complete these electives for the Drama Therapy Option:

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
SFTM 5310* Introduction to Systems Theories 3
SFTM 5633* Theories of Personality and Psychopathology 3
SFTM 6374* Human Development and Individual/Group Psychotherapy 3

*Note: For further information on these courses, please see the CAHSS catalog or email the program coordinator at, or


The Applied Professional Experience is one of many practical applications included in the master’s program in interdisciplinary arts. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards.

Coursework for a Master of Science in Education degree with a Specialization in Interdisciplinary Arts is available completely online. The program’s online delivery option and allows candidates to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The distance delivery option allows busy professionals to complete their master’s degree without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework for a specialization in computer science education;
  • Successful completion of the Applied Professional Experience, including the portfolio, demonstrating competence with the Educator Accomplished Practices;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for Master of Science in Education degree.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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