Posts Tagged ‘MFA’

Summer Reading – Entire First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest at the University of Southern California

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Today’s selection for our Summer Reading series comes from DS West Coast regional editor Vivian Sming, who notes: “It’s back-to-school season, and Matt Stromberg’s coverage of USC’s en masse MFA drop out remains a topical discussion, as academic institutions increasingly restructure their focus toward administration.” This article was originally published on Hyperallergic on May 15, 2015. Citing “the University’s unethical treatment of its students,” the[…..]

From the Archive – Help Desk: Group Crit

Today’s Help Desk column is a refresher for students who are anxious about returning to school at the end of this month. In the words of artist Whitney Lynn, “[…] Your time in the program is incredibly short. Blink and it’s over. So make lots of new work, meet as many people as you can, and take advantage of everything the program offers.” This article was originally[…..]

Help Desk: Group Crit

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

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’ve been accepted to an MFA program that begins this September. As the month approaches, I find myself getting increasingly nervous and anxious (as I always do on the first day[…..]

#Hashtags: Education on Contingency

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

#adjuncts  #unions #MFA #precarity #affective #labor This past May Day week, there has been much chatter about the decision by adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute to file for a union election. This comes on the heels of a similar decision to file for union election by Mills College adjuncts and the formation of a union to represent adjuncts at the Maryland Institute[…..]

Help Desk: MFA vs. Residency

Pat O'Neill. Horizontal Boundaries, 2008; still from color film, sound,
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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is co-sponsored by KQED.org. How valuable is an MFA these days and is it really worth the cost? I’ve spent the last two months researching schools and preparing applications for MFA programs in[…..]

Help Desk: Extracurricular (!) Activity

Kate Gilmore, Main Squeeze, 2006. Still from video

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. This week our intrepid columnist is traveling, so we’re reprinting one of our very favorite questions: I have a strange question involving an incident I witnessed two years[…..]