Low-Residency MFA: Courses

Courses

 


Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
6430 001
3 credits
(2375)
Writing Art


Fitzpatrick, Corrine E.
6430 002
3 credits
(2377)
Writing Art


., Nathanael
6430 003
3 credits
(2376)
Writing Art


Sneed, Pamela I.
6490 002
3 credits
(2538)
Remote Studio Practices


Hart, Claudia
6490 003
3 credits
(2539)
Sculpting Space: Design, Architecture, and Sacred


Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
6599 001
4.5 credits
(2381)
Thesis Composition


Fitzpatrick, Corrine E.
6599 002
4.5 credits
(2382)
Thesis Composition


., Nathanael
6599 003
4.5 credits
(2383)
Thesis Composition


Ray, Andrea
6599 004
4.5 credits
(2384)
Thesis Composition


Coburn, Tyler S.
6907 001
3 credits
(2380)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 002
3 credits
(2659)
Guided Study


Campbell, Jessica Mhairi
6907 003
3 credits
(2674)
Guided Study


Walz, Rebecca L
6907 004
3 credits
(2688)
Guided Study


Nelson, Jennifer
6907 005
3 credits
(2689)
Guided Study


Harris, Anne
6907 006
3 credits
(2690)
Guided Study


Brooks, Stephanie
6909 001
3 credits
(2379)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 002
3 credits
(2611)
Graduate Projects


Shapero, Mindy
6909 004
3 credits
(2613)
Graduate Projects


Coburn, Tyler S.
6909 005
3 credits
(2614)
Graduate Projects


Childers, Jason Christopher
6909 006
3 credits
(2615)
Graduate Projects


Lauster, Darryl J
6909 007
3 credits
(2616)
Graduate Projects


Falkowski, Andrew
6909 008
3 credits
(2617)
Graduate Projects


Hubbard, Katherine Sara
6909 009
3 credits
(2618)
Graduate Projects


Yang, Andrew
6909 010
3 credits
(2619)
Graduate Projects


Hubbard, Katherine Sara
6909 011
3 credits
(2620)
Graduate Projects


Daderko, Dean M
6909 012
3 credits
(2621)
Graduate Projects


Neal, Eleanor Marie
6909 013
3 credits
(2622)
Graduate Projects


Cabrales, J. Angel
6909 014
3 credits
(2623)
Graduate Projects


DeGuilio, Dana
6909 015
3 credits
(2624)
Graduate Projects


Daderko, Dean M
6909 016
3 credits
(2625)
Graduate Projects


Linn, Bruce
6909 017
3 credits
(2626)
Graduate Projects


Romany, Kellie Michelle
6909 018
3 credits
(2627)
Graduate Projects


Kennedy, Kristan
6909 019
3 credits
(2628)
Graduate Projects


Steiner, A.L.
6909 020
3 credits
(2629)
Graduate Projects


Bramson, Phyllis
6909 021
3 credits
(2630)
Graduate Projects


Chiarella, Nicholas
6909 022
3 credits
(2631)
Graduate Projects


Fitzpatrick, Corrine E.
6909 023
3 credits
(2632)
Graduate Projects


Van Dyke, Aaron C
6909 024
3 credits
(2633)
Graduate Projects


Lazarus, Jason
6909 025
3 credits
(2634)
Graduate Projects


Walz, Rebecca L
6909 026
3 credits
(2635)
Graduate Projects


Carre, Lilli Esme
6909 027
3 credits
(2636)
Graduate Projects


Buck, Robert
6909 028
3 credits
(2637)
Graduate Projects


Donner, Christa
6909 029
3 credits
(2638)
Graduate Projects


Artemis, Maria
6909 03
3 credits
(2612)
Graduate Projects


Artemis, Maria
6909 030
3 credits
(2639)
Graduate Projects


Doremus, Susanne
6909 031
3 credits
(2640)
Graduate Projects


Artemis, Maria
6909 032
3 credits
(2641)
Graduate Projects


Moore, Anne Elizabeth
6909 033
3 credits
(2642)
Graduate Projects


Hart, Claudia
6909 034
3 credits
(2643)
Graduate Projects


Schaefer, Sandrine Regina
6909 035
3 credits
(2644)
Graduate Projects


Kaczynski, Kelly F.
6909 036
3 credits
(2645)
Graduate Projects


Ludy, Sara S
6909 037
3 credits
(2646)
Graduate Projects


Jaffe, Sam
6909 038
3 credits
(2655)
Graduate Projects


Fitzpatrick, Thomas
6909 039
3 credits
(2656)
Graduate Projects


Callier, Laura
6909 040
3 credits
(2657)
Graduate Projects


Kinsella, Tim John
6909 041
3 credits
(2664)
Graduate Projects


Wehrwein, Anna
6909 042
3 credits
(2673)
Graduate Projects


Sneed, Pamela I.
6909 043
3 credits
(2675)
Graduate Projects


Knight, Chelsea T
6909 044
3 credits
(2686)
Graduate Projects


Harkins, Elisa
6909 045
3 credits
(2687)
Graduate Projects


Graham, Maxwell Gordon
6909 046
3 credits
(2691)
Graduate Projects


Johnson, Rashid Jamil
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
5002 001
3 credits
(1002)
Graduate Survey of Modern and Contemporary ArtMonday/Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
MacLean 501
Getsy, David
Collier, Delinda J
6510 001
3 credits
(1003)
AttentionTuesday/Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 327
., Nathanael
6530 001
3 credits
(1004)
PerceptionMonday * Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM * 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
MacLean 1307 * MacLean 1307
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
5600 001
4.5 credits
(1005)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 327
Blalock, Lee Leah
5600 002
4.5 credits
(1006)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
DeGuilio, Dana
5600 003
4.5 credits
(1007)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
Falkowski, Andrew
5600 004
4.5 credits
(1008)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Lakeview - 1427
Neff, John D
5600 005
4.5 credits
(1009)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sullivan Center 385
Kapsalis, Terri
5600 006
4.5 credits
(1010)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 326
Hart, Claudia
5600 007
4.5 credits
(1011)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
MacLean 501
Kaczynski, Kelly F.
5600 008
4.5 credits
(1012)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
Walker, Hamza
5600 009
4.5 credits
(1013)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
El Rassi, Toufic
5600 010
4.5 credits
(1014)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
MacLean 518
Akpem, D. Denenge Duyst-
5600 011
4.5 credits
(1015)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
Bucan, Irina Adina
5600 012
4.5 credits
(1478)
Graduate Studio SeminarWednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
5610 001
0 credits
(1484)
Year 1Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
5610 002
0 credits
(1485)
Year 2Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
To Be Announced
5610 003
0 credits
(1486)
Year 3Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 3, 2018
To Be Announced
5630 001
1.5 credits
(1056)
Professional Practices: Digital InterfacesThursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 326
French, Lindsey M
6630 001
1.5 credits
(1057)
Professional Practices: Curatorial LiaisonsTuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 326
Hart, Claudia
6830 001
1.5 credits
(1058)
Professional Practice: Expanded NetworksMonday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Sharp 327
Walker, Hamza
6870 001
1.5 credits
(1059)
Thesis Studio: Public PresentationFriday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun 17, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
MacLean 1307
Bordowitz, Gregg
Cat/Sec#/Credits
(Class Number)
Area of StudyCourse NameDays/Times/Start and End date/LocationInstructor
6410 001
3 credits
(2390)
Art Ideas


To Be Announced
6410 002
3 credits
(1066)
Art Ideas


To Be Announced
6410 003
3 credits
(1067)
Art Ideas


To Be Announced
6450 001
3 credits
(1068)
Writing in the Expanded Field: Digital Poetics as


To Be Announced
6450 002
3 credits
(1069)
Top:Human Rights and Art


To Be Announced
6490 001
3 credits
(1768)
Special Topics


To Be Announced
6907 001
3 credits
(1767)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 002
3 credits
(1780)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 003
3 credits
(1781)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 004
3 credits
(1782)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 005
3 credits
(1783)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 006
3 credits
(1784)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 007
3 credits
(1785)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 008
3 credits
(1786)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 009
3 credits
(1787)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6907 010
3 credits
(1788)
Guided Study


To Be Announced
6909 001
3 credits
(1766)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 002
3 credits
(1770)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 003
3 credits
(1771)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 004
3 credits
(1772)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 005
3 credits
(1773)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 006
3 credits
(1774)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 007
3 credits
(1775)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 008
3 credits
(1776)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 009
3 credits
(1777)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 010
3 credits
(1778)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 013
3 credits
(1789)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 014
3 credits
(2394)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 015
3 credits
(1791)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 016
3 credits
(1792)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 017
3 credits
(1793)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 018
3 credits
(1794)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 019
3 credits
(1795)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 020
3 credits
(1796)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 021
3 credits
(1797)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 022
3 credits
(1798)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 023
3 credits
(1799)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 024
3 credits
(1800)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 025
3 credits
(1801)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 026
3 credits
(1802)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 027
3 credits
(1803)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 028
3 credits
(1804)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 029
3 credits
(1805)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 030
3 credits
(1806)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 031
3 credits
(1807)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 032
3 credits
(1808)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 033
3 credits
(1809)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 034
3 credits
(1810)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 035
3 credits
(1811)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 036
3 credits
(1812)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 037
3 credits
(1813)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 038
3 credits
(1814)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced
6909 039
3 credits
(1815)
Graduate Projects


To Be Announced

Course Description

Course Name

    

Graduate Studio Seminar

Students are expected to arrive with completed and semi-completed works and be prepared to make and re-make new works throughout the summer sessions. Summer sessions in the Low-Res MFA program consist of weekly studio visits and weekly colloquia. You will meet individually and in small groups with core faculty and visiting artists in your studios. Visiting artists will give public presentations and lead weekly colloquia in all-day Saturday gatherings including all students, core faculty and visitors. A wide variety of readings chosen by faculty will guide discussions that concentrate on problems concerning methods of artmaking, distribution, and interpretation. Readings will include examples drawn from the emerging category of conceptual writing as well as crucial art historical texts, literature and poetry. Graduating students will use summer critique sessions to gain constructive feedback on the final stages of studio and written productions for defense.

Art History, Theory, and Criticism (on campus and online)

Throughout the program, you will engage in interdisciplinary, faculty-driven, student-responsive seminar courses designed for both face-to-face and online delivery that will introduce you to critical texts and theoretical positions in contemporary praxis. For Low-Res MFA students, the required Graduate Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (ARTHI 5002) will be delivered in the second summer primarily using the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection and temporary exhibitions. All other Art History on-campus and online courses will be thematically focused.

Professional Practices

For the Low-Res MFA, a series of specialized professional practice courses will be offered throughout the three years. During the first summer, you will be introduced to online library resources and to all digital research, communication, and dissemination tools necessary for your use during off-campus semesters. In the second summer, student-initiated interviews, site visits, conversations, and tours of cultural partner organizations in Chicago will increase your exposure to other arts-related professional contexts. In your final year, you will be supported in developing the networks, tools, resources, and contacts needed to continue transitioning from a graduate program to your desired professional contexts.

MFA Thesis Studio

In your final semester, you will enroll in advisor-led, intensive graduate thesis studios focused on the production of advanced work and writing to be exhibited, published, and defended in the final thesis presentation. You must publicly exhibit/perform your final thesis project and submit for review a self-published written accompaniment to a community of faculty and peers at SAIC. Off-campus development of individualized research plans will help focus your explorations of historical, theoretical, and material studies. Within thesis studios, you will be introduced to research methods, self-publishing platforms, general graphic design skills, and print-on-demand specifications.

Graduate Projects (SAIC Alumni Advisors)

During your off-campus semesters you will be expected to engage in independent work and research from your home studio or mobile platforms. The continued development of ideas and approaches initiated during summer Graduate Studio Seminars will be supported through online conversation with SAIC faculty and (whenever possible) up to four home studio visits per year with SAIC alumni advisors. No matter where you live during your degree, the Low-Res MFA program will attempt to connect you with two different alumni advisors who reside within your geographic area. These liaisons are intended to support you in the off-campus development of your work while also providing personal connections to SAIC's vast global network of distinguished alumni.