In 2008 the Center launched the Interdisciplinary Arts Minor (IART), which is available to all UH students. The minor includes immersion in the historic & contemporary examples of interdisciplinary arts & provides opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary projects, utilizing the funding & resources of the Mitchell Center. Many IART courses include additional sections for graduate students.

The Mitchell Center offers scholarships on an annual basis to graduate students in Art, Creative Writing, Music, and Theatre whose work or area of interest lies in cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Center also supports an annual Curatorial Fellowship position at Blaffer Art Museum.