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Courses Required of All [DIAP] M.F.A. Candidates

B2010 - 2040 Workshop: Theme

A subject-focused course that consists of research, discussions, independent (or collaborative) project development and technical workshops. Workshops would have a specific topic that is subject-based, and will include practice-based assignments in students' area of study. (This course can be taken up to four times.)
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B2050-2080 Workshop: Medium

A medium-focused course that consists of technical workshops, medium-related exercises, research, discussions, and independent and/or collaborative project development. Workshops would have a specific medium-based topic, and will include practice-based assignments in students' area of study. Medium-based topics will be designed to allow “cross-pollination” and experimental multi-media approaches. (This course can be taken up to four times.)
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B2210 Working Critique I

This digital and interdisciplinary studio course for MFA students focuses on weekly individual and group critiques of student work. In addition to research, discussion, and art practice in digital and new media, first year students will propose and develop a thesis project under the advisement of a faculty member.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B2220 Working Critique II

This digital and interdisciplinary studio course for MFA students focuses on weekly individual and group critiques. In addition to research, discussion and art practice, first year students will continue the development of a thesis project under the advisement of a faculty member. Student thesis proposals and progress will be reviewed by MFA faculty members at the end of the first year for entrance into the second year.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B3210 Working Critique III

This digital and interdisciplinary studio course for MFA students focuses on weekly individual and group critiques. In addition to research, discussion and art practice, second year students will continue the development of a thesis project under the advisement of a faculty member.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B3220 Critique Conferences

This digital and interdisciplinary studio course for MFA students focuses on weekly individual conferences with a faculty member and thesis committee members. In addition to research, discussion and art practice in digital and new media, second year students will finalize a thesis project, an exhibition and a written thesis.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

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B2410 Project Research Seminar

A seminar to introduce students to a research-focused approach to practice in digital, lens-based, and experimental media art and design. Research techniques are introduced as part of a working method and practice and applied towards first year projects and thesis project proposals.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B2420 Research-based Art History/Theory

This seminar surveys the history and spectrum of research-based practices in art, architecture, design, digital media, film and writing and introduces the idea of research as a critical foundation for artistic output. Readings and discussions will be centered around the contexts, methods, and critical issues surrounding research-based art practices.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B2600 First Year Project

Under the guidance of a fulltime faculty member, an independent or collaborative project that is intended as the practice based outcome of the first year experience. While a thesis project may grow out of the experience of developing this project, they are intended to be distinct projects.
6 hours per week | 6 credits

B3410 Theory in Practice

Continuation of Research-based Art History seminar. It explores in depth specific examples in art, architecture, design, digital media, film and writing that use theory as a critical foundation for artistic output. Readings and discussions will be centered around specific historical and contemporary examples of artists using theory in practice and the set of contexts, methods, and critical issues surrounding these examples.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B3610 Thesis Project Development: Research

This course, to be taken in the fall semester of the second year, serves as the focused research and written work on thesis projects.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B3620 Thesis Project Development: Exhibition

This course, to be taken in the spring semester of the second year, serves as the focused work on thesis projects and exhibition.
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B3330 Individual Studio

Individual Studio is a course that is taken in conjunction with B3620. It can be taken earlier by permission for individual study in the student’s area of research. (This course can be taken up to two times.)
3 hours per week | 3 credits

B0500: Teaching and Professional Development

This course is designed to introduce the student to the practice of teaching studio art and professional practices in his/her field. Prereq.:6 credits in his/her area of specialization.
4 hours per week | 3 credits

B0800 Teaching Practicum

Graduate Teaching Practicum is a course for MFA students covering teaching at the college-level. Students will serve as a Teaching Assistants in undergraduate courses during the semester as well as meet for workshops on course development, syllabus writing, classroom management, assignment preparation, and theory and pedagogical methods. (This course can be taken up to two times.)
4 hours per week | 3 credits

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