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Courses / Degree Requirements for the MA in Studio Art

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

To graduate with an MA in Studio Art, students must successfully complete:

  • All general requirements for a master’s degree
  • 30 credits of coursework from the following courses:

Seminar (8 credits)

Art comes out of a condition that is related to various factors such as social structure, climate and geography. In this seminar, students work with sources that bring to bear questions about the relationship between the physical, social and psychological environment, including the nature and level of consciousness, that art springs from. Discussions are based on readings, videos, podcasts, field trip and talks by guest artists. Lab Fee max $250 (in the term when we visit a major metropolitan area) (2 credits)
This seminar engages discussions that relate outer to inner components of studio practice. Students work to develop and answer questions that help to relate what they say to what they do. Understanding the relationship of consciousness to the artist’s own experience becomes an important tool for advancing studio work. Discussions are based on readings, videos, podcasts, field trips and talks by guest artists. Lab Fee max $250 (in the term when we visit a major metropolitan area) (2 credits)
This seminar addresses the richness of the relationship between the artist as creator and the viewer of creation. This seminar addresses questions related to who the creator is and when is the artwork created? Students address experience and understanding of the development of human consciousness in relation to the process of creation. Discussions are based on readings, videos, podcasts, field trip and talks by guest artists. Lab Fee max $250 (in the term when we visit a major metropolitan area) (2 credits)
This seminar engages discussions that relate inner to outer components of studio practice. Students work to develop and answer questions that help to relate what they say to what they do. Understanding the relationship of the different ways a work of art comes into the world consciousness to the students’ own experience becomes an important tool for advancing studio work. Discussions are based on readings, videos, podcasts, field trips and talks by guest artists. Lab Fee max $250 (in the term when we visit a major metropolitan area) (2 credits)

Studio (22 credits)

This ongoing studio sequence is the primary component of the MA in Studio Art program. The course supports the students’ development of process, structure and concepts as they emerge in the day-to-day evolution of their work.