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Visual and Critical Studies: BFA in Studio with Thesis in Visual and Critical Studies

BFA students may complete a nine-credit, research-based Visual and Critical Studies thesis as part of their studies within the 126 credits for the BFA In Studio degree. BFA with VCS Thesis course sequences are offered over 3 semesters through the department of Visual and Critical Studies.

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Students who are interested in one of the thesis options should follow the steps outlined below in the beginning of their junior year.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BFA: STUDIO ART WITH VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES (VCS) THESIS

Step 1: Students are required to meet with the Visual and Critical Studies Undergraduate Program Director in or by the beginning of their junior year.

 

Step 2: With the VCS Coordinator’s approval, the student enrolls in the first of the three-course sequence beginning in the spring term of their junior year:

 

Courses                                    

VCS 3010 Tutorial in Visual & Critical Studies (3 credit hours)                    

VCS 4800 Undergraduate Thesis Seminar I: Research & Writing (3 credit hours)            

CAPSTONE 4900 VCS Undergraduate Thesis Seminar II: Research & Writing (3 credit hours)    

 

Step 3: Completion of thesis must be approved by both the Thesis II instructor and the VCS Undergraduate Coordinator. Students must make a formal presentation and participate in the Undergraduate VCS Thesis Symposium in the senior year.