University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Integrated Arts

The Arts Institute is the administrative home to the Integrated Arts subject listing (495). This interdisciplinary listing primarily supports courses offered through division programs such as the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program or The Studio: Creative Arts Community, but can also be used for interdisciplinary arts courses that cannot be appropriately located in a subject listing devoted to a single topic.

Click here to view the Integrated Arts courses in the official UW–Madison Course Guide.

How to Propose a Course

1. Notify Arts Institute of your intent to propose a course

Contact Arts Institute Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Kate Hewson, and provide the following:

  • Course title, description and syllabus
  • Justification for listing the course in Integrated Arts as opposed to your home department
  • Evidence of support from your home department chair
  • Indicate which of the following criteria the course meets:
    • The course is offered through Arts Institute programs or funded by the Arts Institute
    • The Arts Institute is significantly involved in supporting the coordination or logistics of the course
    • The course has an interdisciplinary arts focus and cannot appropriately be located in a subject listing devoted to a single topic
    • The course is offered by a non-arts unit and has a major arts-interdisciplinary or integrative component, and a listing in Integrated Arts is necessary for access by arts students in other colleges (does not apply to the College of Letters & Science)

2. Submit course proposal

Submit the course through the online course proposal system once you have received the go-ahead from Kate Hewson. As part of the process, the course proposal system will request appropriate documentation (e.g., syllabus, reading list, grading criteria). Any affected departments must be included as supplemental reviewers.

3. Review process

  • New course proposals will be reviewed by the Arts Institute Academic Affairs Committee, which serves as the departmental curriculum committee for the listing, and then by the School of Education Programs Committee.
  • New topics under existing topics course numbers will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee in consultation with chairs of the arts departments.


For questions about this information, please consult the full Integrated Arts subject listing guidelines or contact Assistant Director for Academic Programs Kate Hewson at or 608-263-9290.