Creative Interdisciplinarity in the Arts

  • Gregory Young
Part of the The Arts in Higher Education book series (AHE)


Building upon a transformation of the general education program at Montana State University that includes four inquiry courses and a research/creativity course for all students, Young and his colleagues designed interdisciplinary capstone courses to help students integrate professional skills with analysis, creativity, and collaboration. Team-taught seminars such as “Musi-Tecture: Seeking Useful Correlations Between Music & Architecture,” “London and the Lakes: Music and Economics from Handel to McCartney,” and “Music and the Brain” allowed students to design their own projects, conduct original interdisciplinary research, present them in class, and write summative essays. Student work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences.


Interdisciplinary capstone courses Research Team teaching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Montana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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