As has been a tradition for nearly 20 years, students in the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs will showcase their creativity at the BXA Student Showcase from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the first floor of the College of Fine Arts. Students will display their work in the Alumni Concert Hall, Kresge Theatre and the Great Hall. The showcase is open to everyone; appetizers and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

The event is hosted by senior BXA student Amanda Branson, who is earning a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) in Decision Science and Music Performance.

“I love performing music, as well as facilitating others' successes. I am hoping that the BXA Student Showcase will provide the participants with a wide audience to show their work and have their artistic voices heard!” she said.

BXA students have prepared a diverse array of their work, including live performances, robotic and video installations, poetry, both 2D and 3D art, and many other creative projects. Specifically, the projects include dancing robots, an electronic micro ballet, a robotic orchestra, and a 6-foot-tall 3D animation of a drag performance.

Students enrolled in the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs can choose to study in the humanities and social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences, or computer science fields, integrating those with programs offered by the College of Fine Arts. The interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees feature the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA), the Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA), and the Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA). Through these programs, students are able to intermix their passions across colleges with expert faculty.

“My journey through the BXA program has been incredibly imaginative, self-driven and empowering. I have found that I'm able to engage in work that I personally find compelling, and I am consistently challenged to think about how I can apply concepts from one of my concentrations to the other,” Branson said.

BXA students can gain knowledge and experience in their fields, while simultaneously ending up with a unique degree that focuses on combining areas they enjoy. Degrees like economics and music, anthropology and drama, and neurobiology and art, are just a few of the possibilities for students enrolled in this program.

Branson said she was thrilled with her experience. “Without the BXA program, I would not have broadened my horizons and received such a rich and diverse education at Carnegie Mellon.”