Dual-Degree Options

What Is the Dual-Degree Option?

The Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies offers this unique opportunity for highly motivated students to pursue an MA in VCS and, simultaneously, a graduate degree in

Curatorial Practice
Design
Fine Arts
Writing

We believe intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, and creative drive enrich and invigorate one another -- dovetailing the curricula of two programs into three years of course work that fully integrates two separate degree programs.

Dual-Degrees Enable Students To

  • integrate critical writing with related creative practices
  • acquire advanced critical skills
  • build a portfolio that includes published writing
  • connect with a network of interdisciplinary practitioners

The Dual Degree gives students an edge in competitive postgraduate arenas where the ability to theorize and write about visual culture, as well as produce it, are valued professional assets. 

Curatorial Practice (MA)

The MA/MA dual degree in Curatorial Practice and Visual & Critical Studies allows students to sharpen their writing skills and bolster their critical understanding of the visual arts and visual culture while gaining professional knowledge of curatorial practices.

See Curatorial Practice | Visual and Critical Studies curriculum.

Read more about the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice »

Design (MFA)

The Design and Visual and Critical Studies dual-degree option is geared toward those students who intend to expand their critical understanding of visual culture in relation to their design practice.

See Design | Visual and Critical Studies curriculum.

Read more about the Graduate Program in Design »

Fine Arts (MFA)

The MA/MFA dual degree in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies is a three-year program directed toward students who wish to merge their studio practice with rigorous visual analysis.

This option is ideal for artists who wish to further their artistic explorations through critical writing.

See Fine Arts | Visual and Critical Studies curriculum.

Read more about the Graduate Program in Fine Arts»

Writing (MFA)

The MFA/MA dual degree in Writing and Visual and Critical Studies allows students to sharpen their writing skills and bolster their critical understanding of the visual arts.

See Writing / Visual and Critical Studies curriculum.

Read more about the MFA Program in Writing