Critical Studies

ART 949a, Critical & Professional PracticesStaff

This course is required for all first-year graduate students in the School of Art. Students are enrolled in one of four thematic sections in their first term and will receive three credits for satisfactory completion. While all sections focus uniformly on tactile professional skill development, use of University research resources (libraries, museums, centers, other faculty, etc.), and introductions to theoretical and critical studies, they vary in thematic content and are not limited to distinct areas of study. Each inter-departmental section enrolls a blend of students from each area of study in the School. Guest lectures are a part of each section. This course culminates in a collaborative final project with all four sections of Critical Practice.  3 Course cr