During each residency, students meet with their adviser for a Planning Session to create a Studio and Academic Plan that identifies goals for the upcoming semester and helps ensure graduation on time.
Each residency, students devise a Studio and Academic Plan for the semester with their Faculty Advisor. This includes a list of readings, papers to be completed, and studio goals that need to be achieved during the semester. Students are encouraged to relate their academic work to their artistic areas of interest. This plan is then integrated into their work with their Mentor over the semester.
Each student works with a Faculty Advisor who is a member of the MFA Visual Arts Faculty. Over the course of meeting with their Faculty Advisor, other MFA Faculty and visiting artists, attending critiques and talking with others, the student begins to identify a direction for the upcoming semester. This direction forms the basis for the Academic Study Plan and the Studio Plan: two of the components of the program that take place during the semester.
Sunanda K Sanyal
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MFA in Visual Arts
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