The Integrated Practices curriculum fosters an interdisciplinary approach to creative inquiry, studio, and post-studio practice that provides space for investigating emerging and unconventional forms of visual and conceptual expression. Students will be challenged to work across multiple disciplines and fields of knowledge, both visual and non-visual. They will gain experience working within different systems of inquiry simultaneously, reflecting the reality of art practices today. Integrated Practices catalyze social exchange through interactive media such as performance, installation, video / film, sound, computer / web based media, site-specific and research driven processes, and collaborative or community oriented projects. The curriculum offers a critical examination of the interrelations between artists, their works, and their intended audiences.

Recent Visiting Artists: Shane Aslan Selzer, Camel Collective (Carla Herrera-Prats and Anthony Graves), Audra Wolowiec, Wafaa Bilal (VALS), Aura Satz (VALS), Carlos Motta, Mariam Ghani, Kambui Olujimi

Student Initiatives

Integrated Practices Collective (IPC) workshops with visiting artists and artist collectives: Tanja Ostojic (2017), Guerilla Girls (fall 2016), Dynasty Handbag (spring 2016), Critical Art Ensemble (spring 2016)

Art Learning Bank:
 Initiated by 2013 graduate students: Naroa Lizar, Nelson Plaza, and Patrick Rowe
www.artlearningbank.com



 
 

Curriculum

Requirements for Master of Fine Arts, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses plus 3 Studio Elective credits.

    FA-691A Painting and Drawing IA
    OR
    FA-692A Integrated Practices Ia
    OR
    FA-693A Sculpture IA
    OR
    FA-694A Printmaking IA
    OR
    FA-695A Photography IA

    FA-691B Painting and Drawing IB
    OR
    FA-692B Integrated Practices IB
    OR
    FA-693B Sculpture IB
    OR
    FA-694B Printmaking IB
    OR
    FA-695B Photography IB

    PHIL-604 Aesthetics

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF ART CRITICISM/ANALYSIS/HISTORY
  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses plus 4 Studio Elective credits.

    FA-691C Painting and Drawing II
    OR
    FA-692C Integrated Practices II
    OR
    FA-693C Sculpture II
    OR
    FA-694C Printmaking II
    OR
    FA-695C Photography II

    FA-699A Symposium I

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF ART CRITICISM/ANALYSIS/HISTOR
    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF LIBERAL ARTS
  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses plus 7 Studio Elective credits.

    FA-699B Symposium II

    FA-650A Thesis I

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF ART CRITICISM/ANALYSIS/HISTOR
  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses plus 7 elective credits.

    FA-601 Thesis Statement I

    FA-650B Thesis II