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PHOT-699A Symposium I

3 Credits

SYMPOSIUM courses span the second semester of the first year and the first semester of the second year of the MFA programs. This pedagogical core provides MFA candidates with a broad and deep engagement with the interdisciplinary field of contemporary practice with an eye to their development as artists, thinkers, and effective communicators. These courses are taught collaboratively and across disciplines. MFA candidates meet in small groups with individual faculty and also collectively with all four faculty members for lectures, presentations, visitors, and some discussion. Symposium 1 is designed for MFA candidates in their first year. Herein, candidates will develop tools and methods to engage and reflect on their own practices and the practices of others. These tools and methods are structured in 2 modalities: internal and external.