The Arts in Context concentration is designed for students who wish to study in an Arts major discipline (Contemporary Music, Dance, Theater, or Visual Studies) and a liberal arts discipline (such as Literary Studies, Culture and Media Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, or Urban Studies). This concentration situates the study of the arts within broader intellectual and cultural contexts. Think of Arts in Context as a mini-double major in which students explore music and anthropology, dance and psychology, theater and writing, visual studies and science, or any other combination of disciplines that relates to their academic and creative interests.
In addition to taking Eugene Lang College courses, Arts in Context students can include courses offered by other university divisions, such as Parsons The New School for Design or Mannes College The New School for Music, in their choice of electives. Students are also encouraged to apply for the International Arts: Arts in Context program at the American University of Paris to study abroad during their junior year.