MFA, MFA in Writing, MArch, and MDes students graduating in Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, or have 6 or fewer credits to complete in Summer 2023 are eligible to participate in the Spring 2023 thesis shows and festivals.
Students are only eligible to participate in one culminating thesis exhibition/event over the course of their degree at SAIC and in their final year of study.
The thesis show options include:
- Spring 2023 Film, Video, New Media, Animation, Sound (FVNMAS) Festival
- Spring 2023 IMPACT Performance Festival
- 2023 Graduate Exhibition One in March (limited participants)
- 2023 Graduate Exhibition Two in May
MFA in Studio and MDes in Fashion, Body, and Garment students completing their degrees are required to present a final project in either the FVNMAS Festival, IMPACT Performance Festival, or Graduate Exhibition to fulfill their thesis requirement. As an alternative, a presentation in a public venue outside of SAIC may also fulfill this thesis requirement with prior approval from the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students are not permitted to participate in more than one of these presentation options.
MArch, MArch/IA, and MDes Designed Objects students completing their degrees are required to present a final project in the Graduate Exhibition in order to complete their thesis requirement.
MFA in Writing students are NOT required to present a final project in the FVNMAS Festival, IMPACT Performance Festival, or Graduate Exhibitions to complete their thesis requirement -- these presentations are optional for MFAW students. However, any MFAW student wishing to participate in the Graduate Exhibition or Time Arts event is required to complete at least 6 studio credits by the end of the third semester AND to advise with a studio faculty member in their final semester.
Eligibility to participate will be subject to a credit check through the SAIC Registrar’s Office. We highly recommend that you check your credit status with the Registrar to confirm that your transcript is accurate and that your credits are in order.