Fostering a Culture of Creative Interdisciplinary Innovation at Texas A&M University Academic Article uri icon


  • As a relatively young department in an aesthetically conservative, remote college town, the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University is building a culture of innovation through strategic facility development, a focus on students sharing work through public performance, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. The authors have embraced the celebrated strengths of their university in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by developing interdisciplinary experiences and inspiring facilities (through technology and curriculum grants). These experiences contribute to the university at large by demonstrating how technology can connect with the human element and how technology impacts human expression. The authors Music, Performance Studies, and Theatre Arts students benefit by joining the faculty in exploring the new and also rediscovering the traditional.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT)

author list (cited authors)

  • Casey, A., & Morris, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Casey, Autum||Morris, Jeffrey M

publication date

  • January 2012