VCS + Curatorial Practice

For students first matriculating in Fall 2016, the curricular requirements for the three-year Visual and Critical Studies (MA) + Curatorial Practice (MA) dual-degree option are as follows:

VCS courses (33 units):

  • Methodologies (12 units)
  • Strategies (3 units)
  • Identities (3 units)
  • Voices (3 units)
  • VCS Topics (6 units)
  • Master’s Project 1 & 2 (6 units)    

Curatorial Practice courses (36 units):

  • Contemporary Art History & Theory (3 units)
  • Exhibition Form (3 units)
  • Judgement & Criticism (3 units)
  • Art & Objecthood (3 units)
  • Exhibition Design (3 units)
  • New Art Worlds (3 units)
  • Art & Artists (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

  • Grad-wide electives (6 units)

Total units: 75

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

 

First Year

Fall (15 units)

  • Strategies (3 units)
  • Contemporary Art History & Theory (3 units)
  • Exhibition Form (3 units)
  • Judgement & Criticism (3 units)
  • Art & Objecthood (3 units)

Spring (12 units)

  • Identities (3 units)
  • Exhibition Design (3 units)
  • New Art Worlds (3 units)
  • Art and Artists (3 units)
  • Profesional Development: Internship (0 units)

 

Second Year

Fall (15 units)

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

​Spring (9 units)

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

Total: 75 total units