Posts Tagged ‘MFA’

Summer Session – Can You Make Your Own MFA?

Sarah Hunter's logo for her experimental Summer Forum.

For our Back to School Summer Session, we’re taking a look at education, pedagogy, and learning in the arts from all angles—be it through work informed by school or schools of thought, investigations into the current state of academia, or resources for those interested in either self-directed or formal education. Today we bring you an article by Shannon Stratton from our friends at Temporary Art Review that seriously considers[…..]

Summer Session – Sole Student in USC Roski School’s Struggling MFA Program Drops Out

University of Southern California's Roski School campus.

Today for this Summer Session’s topic Back to School we bring you an article from our friends at artnet News, where Brian Boucher reports on USC Roski School’s dwindling admissions. With the notoriously high tuition of MFA programs and their insecure guarantee of success in the art world, the accusations of mismanagement levied against the Roski School by its sole MFA student highlight the political and[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Group Crit

Beatriz Milhazes. Sinfonia Nordestina, 2008; Acrylic on canvas, 96 7/8 X 144 7/8 inches

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and today we bring you a question from our arts-advice column Help Desk about how to get the most out of an MFA program. Group crits can be the most nerve-wracking and rewarding aspects of an MFA, and here Bean Gilsdorf, Whitney Lynn, and Rhonda Holberton weigh in on the best ways to make sure yours are both[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: MFA vs. Residency

Pat O'Neill. Horizontal Boundaries, 2008; still from color film, sound,
23 mins.

With Fall right around this corner, this Summer Session we’re taking some time to think about what it means to go Back to School, whether that has to do with self-directed learning, formal education, or pedagogical strategies. In that vein, today we bring you an article from our arts-advice column Help Desk addressing the differences between an MFA and a residency, and how that comparison reveals different[…..]

Summer Session – Suzanne Lacy on the Feminist Program at Fresno State and CalArts

CalArts students at Klubnikin Packing Co., downtown Los Angeles, in Maps, 1973. Happening in Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Susan Mogul. Courtesy of Suzanne Lacy.

Back to School is the focus of this month’s Summer Session, and today we bring you an interview from our friends at East of Borneo between Moira Roth and Suzanne Lacy, illustrating the ways in which Lacy’s graduate experience shaped her as an artist. Here, Lacy describes how feminism as part of her formal education was inextricably linked to her nascent art practice, and how the[…..]

Summer Session – #Hashtags: Education on Contingency

Christian Nagler. Yoga for Adjuncts, 2014. Workshop at  Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum. Photo by Joanna Fuller. Courtesy of Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley.

For this month’s Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and today we bring you Anuradha Vikram’s #Hashtags column addressing adjunct labor. Higher education in the United States has become increasingly dependent upon this contingent and precarious workforce, and Vikram argues that its inherent instability is particularly jarring given the Marxian configuration of labor that underpins much of contemporary art rhetoric. This article was originally published on May 5,[…..]

Help Desk: Conceptual Conundrum

Andy Warhol. Triple Elvis [Ferus Type], 1963; silkscreen ink and silver paint on linen, 82 x 69 in.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I just finished the first semester of my MFA at [a well-regarded East Coast school]. At the end of last term, I had a disappointing review and my professors said that[…..]