Graduate

 

MFA CURRICULUM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

First Year

Fall
Seminar
Shadow Introductory Studio ARTS 141
Shop Foundations

Spring
Topics Course (see below)
(Or shadow Intermediate Studio ARTS 241)
ARTS 500 level Discussion and Reading section for Lecture ARTS 240
Electives in Anthropology, Planning, Geography, Biology, Environmental Communications, Landscape Architecture, Architecture

Second Year

Fall
Land Arts Studio or Topics Studio

Spring
Topics Studio: see current list of topics

Public, place-based interdisciplinary studio with Landscape Architecture, Planning and Architecture
Electives in Anthropology, Planning, Geography, Biology, Environmental Communications, Landscape Architecture, Architecture

Third Year

Fall
Thesis project with mentor to be selected from affiliated mentoring organizations and individuals.

Spring
Thesis project & final show, with faculty

During the thesis project, students will work with an outside partner from an interdisciplinary list of artists, architects, permaculturists, engineers, philosophers, and others affiliated with the program. Graduate students will spend one semester working with the partner to create a project. The second thesis semester will be spent with a faculty advisor, digesting, creating and finishing work derived from the partnership relationship. A written report will accompany the final thesis project.

Summer opportunities
The Re-Wilderness Studio

Nature & Technology

 



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