MFA in Studio Art: Professional Practicum Seminar I (Second Year)
ART548 MFA in Studio Art: Professional Practicum Seminar I (Second Year)3
Prerequisites: MFA in Studio Art: Contemporary Practices Seminar II
These seminars consist of readings and discussions that address a variety of topics. An overarching theme is the role and identity of the artist within society, with particular focus on the experience of the artist in Italy. Readings provide students with an exposure to particular artists, art theories, and art institutions within a loose chronological/historical context, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary practices. In addition to discussions based on assigned readings, this course includes visits to art sites, collections, events, and artists’ studios as well as regular meetings with art historians, art gallery owners, curators, and artists. Field trips include visits to events such as the Venice Biennale (every other year); the international contemporary art fairs in Florence and Bologna; exhibitions at the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato; and significant exhibitions elsewhere. They vary from day trips of a few hours to excursions of several days. During the second year, the course investigates artists’ networks and professional opportunities for the emerging artist.
(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)
Syllabus & Faculty