Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies

MFA Print Media Curriculum

MFA Curriculum Chart

2-year, 60 credit program

Year One   Year Two

Year One - Fall Semester

Course titleDesc.Credits
Graduate Critique SeminarStudio3
Print Media - Graduate StudioStudio3
Collaboration + Research LabStudio3
Critical Studies: PedagogyAcademic3
Elective 1Elective3

Mid-year Assessment

 

Year One - Spring Semester

Course titleDesc.Credits
Graduate Critique SeminarStudio3
Print Media - Graduate StudioStudio3
Collaboration + Research LabStudio3
Elective 2Elective3
Critical Studies: Contemporary Print Media SeminarAcademic3

First Year Review

Print Media’s structure complements PNCA’s educational philosophy of supporting independent inquiry and encouraging cross-disciplinary dialog. While graduate students engage in independent studio investigation, collaborative exchanges and lab research, they also meet as a group for critique seminars and on-campus activities. Students select from a menu of academic courses such as pedagogy and critical studies topics to accompany their independent and/or collaborative practices. They are also presented a diverse set of courses to fulfill elective requirements. For the first three semesters, MFA candidates in Print Media work both independently and collaboratively, supported by the guidance of faculty and peers. During the final semester, students are paired with individual mentors to support them through their capstone project. The program cultivates multiple pathways towards possible careers in small press, commercial fabrication, publishing, fine art presses and teaching in addition to individual studio art practice. To support this, the program has strong connections to regional and national print and creative production studios with opportunities for professional development. Our students benefit from a dynamic national and international roster of visiting creative practitioners as well as industry specialists. Students can also pursue teaching assistantships, internships, and community-based practicums for hands-on learning experiences.

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