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FINAR-6180: Exhibitions 1

Course Description

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.

The Thesis 1 and Exhibitions 1 sections will meet on alternating Fridays from 12-3 with specific Friday dates for each course section forthcoming.  Class meetings will be held at either the Dogpatch grad studios or on the SF campus as designated within the syllabus. 

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Academic Level:

Graduate

Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites:

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Sections:

Fall 2022

Section Name Meeting Info
FINAR-6180-1: Exhibitions 1
Susanne Cockrell
  • Fri 12:00-03:00PM, Off Campus - Dogpatch 2
FINAR-6180-2: Exhibitions 1
Ranu Mukherjee
  • Fri 12:00-03:00PM, San Francisco - Grad Center - GC2
FINAR-6180-3: Exhibitions 1
Aaron Gach
  • Fri 12:00-03:00PM, San Francisco - Grad Center - GC5

Fall 2021

Section Name Meeting Info
FINAR-6180-1: Exhibitions 1
Glen Helfand
  • Fri 2:00-03:55PM, Online - FA-5
FINAR-6180-2: Exhibitions 1
Kim Nguyen
  • Fri 2:00-03:55PM, Online - FA-19

Spring 2020

Section Name Meeting Info
FINAR-6180-2: Exhibitions
Kim Nguyen
  • Thu 12:00-03:00PM, San Francisco - Grad Center - GC2
FINAR-6180-3: Exhibitions
Glen Helfand
  • Thu 12:00-03:00PM, San Francisco - Grad Center - GC3

Spring 2019

Section Name Meeting Info
FINAR-618-01: Thesis/Exhibitions 2
Karen (Ren) Fiss, Ranu Mukherjee
FINAR-618-02: Thesis/Exhibitions 2
Maria Porges, Kim Nguyen
  • Thu 12:00-03:00PM, Grad Center - GC2
FINAR-618-03: Thesis/Exhibitions 2
Glen Helfand
  • Thu 12:00-03:00PM, Main Building - E3