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

VCS courses (30 units):

  • Methodologies 1 (6 units)
  • Methodologies 2 (6 units)
  • Strategies for Visual & Critical Studies (3 units)
  • Identity, Difference, & Power (3 units)
  • Voices (3 units)
  • VCS Topics (3 units)
  • Master’s Project 1 & 2 (6 units)    

Fine Arts courses (39 units):

  • Graduate Studio Practice (GSP) (21 units)
  • Dialogues & Practices I and II (6 units)
  • Contemporary Art History & Theory (3 units)
  • Studio Research Lab (SRL)(3 units)
  • Fine Art Seminar or SRL (3 units)
  • Exhibitions (3 units)

Electives

  • Grad-wide electives (9 units)

Total units: 78

 

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

 

First Year

Fall (15 units)

  • Strategies for Visual & Critical Studies(3 units)
  • Grad Studio Practice (6 units)
  • Dialogues & Practices 1 (3 units)
  • Contemporary Art History and Theory (3 units)

Spring (17 units)

  • Identity, Difference, & Power (3 units)
  • Grad Studio Practice (5 units)
  • Dialogues & Practices 2 (3 units)
  • Fine Arts Seminar (3 units)
  • Grad-wide Elective (3 units)

Second Year

Fall (14 units)

  • Methodologies 1 (3 units)
  • VCS Topics (3 units)
  • Grad Studio Practice (5 units)
  • Studio Research Lab (3 units)

Spring (14 units)

  • Methodologies 1 (3 units)
  • Voices (3 units)
  • Grad Studio Practice (5 units)
  • Exhibitions (3 units)

Third Year 

Fall (9 units)

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

Spring (9 units)

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