CAAA Commission on Multidisciplinary Multimedia
Updated June 19, 2012
In Summer 2008, the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations, in conjunction with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), empanelled a working group focusing on multidisciplinary and multimedia artistic work and education.
The purpose of this group is to explore issues related to multidisciplinary work and education centered in or incorporating arts/design from a "beyond accreditation perspective.
In January 2010, the leadership of CAAA renamed the group the Commission on Multidisciplinary Multimedia.
The commission's focus is on creative multidisciplinary convergence and technologies (CMCT), sometimes called "multidisciplinary multimedia."
The commission has no accreditation function at this time. Its mode of working is exploratory, open-ended in nature, and is intended to facilitate and synthesize a field-wide discussion on CMCT or multimedia and multidisciplinary studies in higher education.
Members of the commission, each representing one of the four arts accrediting organizations, have presented their work, solicited feedback, and facilitated discussions at Annual Meetings of all four arts accrediting organizations. Their goal is to assist institutions in local decision-making on matters related to CMCT work and education.
Members of the Commission on Multidisciplinary Multimedia include:
Douglas Lowry, Eastman School of Music, Chair (NASM)
George Brown, Bradley University (NAST)
Daniel Lewis, Limón Institute (NASD)
Peter Raad, Southern Methodist University (At Large)
Jamy Sheridan, Maryland Institute College of Art (NASAD)
In order to support and facilitate discussions about CMCT work at institutions, CAAA has released a tool kit of resources. To access the tool kit, please click here.
Please send any additional items for consideration to:
Assistant to the Executive Director
National Office for Arts Accreditation
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 437-0700, Ext. 120
Facsimile: (703) 437-6312
This posting will be updated periodically as projects of the commission develop.