The following is the current three-year curriculum for the Visual and Critical Studies (MA) + Design (MFA) dual degree:

First Year, Summer

(3 units)

Studio Zero (3 units)
 

First Year, Fall

(15 units)

Form Studio (3 units)
History of Media (3 units)
Design Writing (3 units)
Design Research (3 units)
Strategies (3 units)
 

First Year, Spring

(15 units)

Design Skills Studio (choose one topic) (6 units)
Contemporary Issues in Design (3 units)
Business of Design (3 units)
Perceptions (3 units)
 

Second Year, Fall

(16.5 units)

Advanced Topic Studio 3: Transdisciplinary (choose one) (6 units)
Thesis Research and Development (6 units)
Identities (3 units)
Dual Degree Seminar (1.5 units)
 

Second Year, Spring

(13.5 units)

Thesis: Studio (6 units)
Thesis: Presentation (3 units)
Sites (3 units)
Dual Degree Seminar (1.5 units)
 

Third Year, Fall

(9 units)

Master's Project 1 (3 units)
Voices (3 units)
Elective (3 units)
 

Third Year, Spring

(9 units)

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

TOTAL: 78 units

Visual Criticism Master's Project 1 and 2 courses count for Graduate Design Thesis Writing and Presentation courses.