Interdisciplinary Weekly Update

Brainstorming Ideas! Research Article Ideas 1. What inspires artists to create? And how can that be used to help market an artist? Artists often go through phases such as writers go through writers block. This concept has always been one of interest to me. As any kind of artist, writer, or performer… you constantly need…

Childhood Connection

When I was around the age of 10 I picked up my dad’s guitar and decided I wanted to learn to play it. It was so heavy I lost my balance picking it up. I searched through some of his books and on the internet to find different tools that I thought would maybe help…

Can art really change the world?

When most people think of world change they associate the government, health discoveries, updated technology, scientific breakthroughs, but what about art? What about music and creativity? In the moment, we may hear a new song on the radio and think, “Oh, great another love song”. Or we may go to a museum and think, “A…

Independence

  Independence Walking into my first Interdisciplinary class of the semester, I really did not know what to expect. I thought this course would be about the study of Interdisciplinary, and why we should major in this. Thinking about the word Interdisciplinary, not only was I unable to spell it or pronounce it…I didn’t exactly…

Can you answer the question?

The article “Interdisciplinary Studies and our Practice” written by David D. Olds is an article that shows a great overview of why Interdisciplinary Studies is useful. Whatever involvement of a study you may be working towards, it will consider you answering a question. How can I fix this? or how can we better that? An important idea this…

Arts and Entertainment Management

Carly Ristuccia Interdisciplinary Studies Essay 11/11/15 Arts and Entertainment Management Interdisciplinary Studies is defined as: the idea of integrating two or more disciplines to create an understanding of their connection. I incorporated two disciplines of business and the arts, and found the interdependence between them. The arts industry relies on aspects of business such as:…

What Makes you smart?

Knowledge is not a simple concept and not a certain concept. In a course I am currently in now: “Science or Superstition?” we question what concepts are actual knowledge and facts and what information is superstition. Everyone of course has different opinions and most of our classes end in a large debate. What you believe…

Feedback on Interdisciplinary work

Hey Carly! Your sentence saying “it takes my love of music and seriousness of business and I feel that is a great blend of who I am” I instantly related to. I love art but I wanted to add a business aspect to it and am taking a mix of  art and business classes to…

A Dream and a Drive ft. Donald S. Passman

A young, lonesome, girl sits on her bed in her room with a mind full of thoughts. A mind full of eagerness and drive. A sense of littleness and insignificance is settled within her, obstructed by another sense of perseverance. She thinks about how much she has to learn, how much information she has to…

Standing Alone

Engaging in Interdisciplinary studies has broadened my understanding of entrepreneurship, abstract thinking, metacognition, and love of learning. Starting with entrepreneurship, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies has given me the confidence to create something of my own that may not be out there yet. I am creating and envisioning a possibility that others may not see or…

An Interview for an Insight

I spent time this week interviewing two very intriguing professors at Plymouth State University. Below are the interviews and what I took away from them. Professor Page 1.If you graduated with a degree, may I ask what that degree is? “Yes, I have a BA in acting from Plymouth State University and a MFA in…

Thinking outside the Discipline

Interdisciplinary studies to me, is defined as: the idea of integrating two or more disciplines to create an understanding of their connection, and to highlight how much they truly relate. For this reason, I took two disciplines of business and music and realized that yes, music on its own connects closely with aspects of business…