Dual Degree: MA in Arts Administration & Policy & MA in Modern Art History, Theory, & Criticism
SAIC's graduate dual degree option in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy provides students with a means to earn two synergistic degrees as efficiently as possible while maintaining the integrity and high standards of each degree. The unique three-year program will provide students with a tailored curriculum combining graduate studies in the history of art, theory, and criticism, business administration, cultural policy, and curatorial practice. The two resulting degrees, a Master of Arts (MA) in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and a Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration and Policy, will competitively position graduates for museum administration and curating, work in not-forprofit organizations, gallery management, and foundation and cultural policy advocacy.
Over the course of the three-year curriculum, students have the opportunity for in-depth research with faculty and take advantage of the range of both departments' course offerings. In addition, all students are able to draw upon and participate in the rich scholarly and cultural resources of the Chicago area.
Chicago is a world-class city with a vibrant art scene. Students have access to major cultural institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as well as the numerous thriving artist-run galleries and community-based organizations in the city's independent art scene. Students also have access to all of the SAIC's libraries and research centers, including the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, John M. Flaxman Library, Video Data Bank, Film Study Collection, MacLean Visual Resource Center, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Fashion Resource Center, Roger Brown Study Collection, Poetry Center, and Gene Siskel Film Center.
E-merge: journal of arts administration and policy is an innovative, peer-reviewed online journal produced by graduate students in SAIC's MA in Arts Administration and Policy program. It features original, pioneering theory and practice in the field of arts administration. The Art History department has hosted numerous events and lectures, including the annual Stone Summer Theory Institute and Lifton Memorial Lecture, and the Visiting Artists Program has brought in such distinguished artists as Elizabeth Petyon, Judith Halberstam, Sadie Benning, Paul Chan, Natalie Jeremijenko, Mel Chin, House of Diehl, Kalup Linzy, Alma Lopez, and George Kuchar.