The sequence of Thesis 1 and Thesis 2, along with Exhibitions 1 and Exhibitions 2, comprises the required coursework in which students develop their capstone written thesis and final exhibition projects. These courses encompass both researching and writing the thesis and the preparation and presentation of work in the MFA final exhibition. Both projects begin in the penultimate semester and are completed in the student's final semester at CCA.
The MFA Thesis is a document that articulates the nature of an artist's work. A typical thesis includes a synopsis of the work's historical and philosophical context, incorporating research on a topic agreed on by student and thesis advisor. In Thesis 2, each student will present their state of research in a brief symposium in January, and hand in the final written thesis by the first week of April.
The course is expected to meet 22.5 hours in the semester.
Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:
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