The methodologies seminar is a unique feature of the VCS curriculum and is a requirement for all VCS students. Operating in tandem with the VCS Forum visiting artist/scholar/critic series to support pursuit of the M.A. and Dual Degree, the course takes full advantage of our acclaimed VCS Forum programming. The VCS Forum has been a unique feature of VCS since 2000. The Forum guest speaker series enables students and faculty to converse with practitioners shaping diverse scholarly and creative disciplines. Forum speakers include emerging and established artists, curators, critics, theorists, architects, designers, historians of visual culture, and activists engaged with crucial issues on local, national, and global fronts. The VCS methodologies seminar serves as a discussion section for the Forum, where the dialogue is continued and further enhanced by incorporating in-depth analysis of readings furnished by the Forum speakers. Students consider the author’s theoretical allegiances, modes of argumentation, forms of evidence, presentational strategies, career choices, and the discursive field(s) into which their work intervenes. The Forum/methodologies dyad provides VCS students with an interdisciplinary foundation for their individual practices and their degree work at CCA.