Required Core (15 points)
Graduate Studio Critique I and II (6 points), taken during the first two summers
Graduate Studio Critique is structured primarily around individual and group critiques of students’ artwork with emphasis on expanding their critical vocabulary, identifying key concerns, and building the foundation for a cohesive body of work that will form the basis of their thesis exhibition. Each student will be expected to provide a context for the discussion of his or her work including its formal, theoretical, and historical background.
During the second summer of Graduate Studio Critique, students present a body of work and an artist’s statement to the Studio Faculty Review Committee for evaluation. Students must successfully complete the review process in order to enroll in the Final Project course taken during the third summer.
Graduate Projects (9 points), taken each summer
Graduate Projects is based on a specific theme or issue in which students focus on formal strategies they have identified as central to their work and develop these ideas and methods in projects in their particular medium.
Through group discussions, assigned readings, lectures, and individual meetings with instructors and visitors, students prepare for the intellectual and artistic challenges of the professional art world.
Studio Component (9 points)
Three courses in student’s studio area
Theory, Aesthetics, Criticism (6 points)
ARTCR-GE 2470 Seminar in Art: Artist in Berlin and one other course in the critical studies area
Elective (3 points)
Final Project (3 points)
This course prepares students for the final group exhibition at 80 Washington Square East Galleries; it is designed to assist with the development of concept, design, and presentation of the work that will be included. Professional development and career planning, including an artist’s statement, slide portfolio, and letters to prospective exhibition venues, is also an integral component of this class.
Program Total: 36 points