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MFA Critique

ARTDES 705 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 0
Instructor(s): Chung, David
Schedule: Fri 1:00p-4:00p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in weekly cri­tique groups to develop rigor in their abil­ity to see, describe, assess, under­stand, con­tex­tu­al­ize, and dis­cuss their own work and the work of their peers. MFA stu­dents are assigned to a cri­tique group that meets once a week for three hours with three or four fac­ulty mem­bers and where pos­si­ble an out­side critic. Two stu­dents present their work at each ses­sion, and each stu­dent has the oppor­tu­nity to present his/​her new work once dur­ing the first half of the semes­ter and again dur­ing the sec­ond half of the semes­ter. The work pre­sented is seen as a dis­til­la­tion if not con­clu­sion of the research con­ducted, as such it is impor­tant that each stu­dent be pre­pared to share all the research behind the work, con­tex­tual his­tory the­ory, prece­dence as well as mate­r­ial stud­ies, iter­a­tions. Typ­i­cally the third hour is left to more open dis­cus­sion on the issues raised dur­ing the cri­tiques, or other per­ti­nent top­i­cal issues.
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