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VCS + Curatorial Practice

Shown here are the curricular requirements for the three-year Visual and + Curatorial Practice (MA) dual-degree option are as follows:

VCS Courses

Units

Methodologies 1

6 units

Methodologies 2

6 units

Strategies for Visual & Critical Studies

3 units

Identity, Difference, & Power

3 units

VCS Topics

6 units

Voices

3 units

Master’s Project 1 & 2

6 units

33 units total

Curatorial Practice Courses

Units

Contemporary Art History & Theory

3 units

Exhibition Form

3 units

Criticism and Creativity

3 units

Objects and Experiences

3 units

Exhibition Design

3 units

Global Art Worlds

3 units

Artists and Designers

3 units

Professional Development: Internship

0 units

Talking Contemporary Curating

3 units

Exhibition Project: Research and Development 1 and 2

6 units

Exhibition Project: Organization 1 and 2

6 units

Electives

Units

Grad-wide electives (GELCT)

6 units


Total units: 75


Below in an example of how these courses sequence over three years:


First Year

Fall (15 units)

  • Strategies for Visual & Critical Studies(3 units)
  • Contemporary Art History & Theory (3 units)
  • Exhibition Form (3 units)
  • Criticism and Creativity (3 units)
  • Objects and Experiences (3 units)

Spring (12 units)

  • Identity, Difference, & Power (3 units)
  • Exhibition Design (3 units)
  • Global Art Worlds (3 units)
  • Artists and Designers (3 units)
  • Profesional Development: Internship (0 units)

Second Year

Fall (15 units)

  • Methodologies 1 (3 units)
  • VCS Topics (3 units)
  • Talking Contemporary Curating (3 units)
  • Exhibition Project: Research & Development 1 (3 units)
  • Exhibition Project: Organization 1 (3 units)

Spring (15 units)

  • Methodologies 1 (3 units)
  • Voices (3 units)
  • VCS Topics
  • Exhibition Project: Research & Development 2 (3 units)
  • Exhibition Project: Organization 2 (3 units)

Third Year

Fall (9 units)

  • Methodologies 2 (3 units)
  • Master's Project 1 (3 units)
  • Elective (3 units)

​Spring (9 units)

  • Methodologies 2 (3 units)
  • Master's Project 2 (3 units)
  • Elective (3 units)

Total: 75 total units

Suggested Course Map

Download the Course Guide for a suggested sequence of courses. The course guide and the degree requirements listed below apply to students matriculating in fall 2017 and spring 2018.

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