MART Course Descriptions

600 Level Courses
MART 613: Alpha Studio. 6 hours.

This course affords the first year cohort of student artists an introduction to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts graduate program through studio work and individual and group discussions. The agenda of the course will be student derived in accordance with individual intentions, after collaborative discussion with cohort artists and the teaching faculty. Must be taken concurrently with MART 614. This course replaces MART 611 2D Studio.

MART 614: Theory & Criticism I. 3 hours.

This course affords the first year cohort of student artists an introduction to modern and contemporary theory and criticism. Through reading, writing, faculty lectures and group discussions, this course is meant to clarify theoretical and critical issues raised by the creative studio work of the cohort members and must be taken concurrently with MART 613. This course replaces MART 612 2D Theory and Criticism.

MART 623: Theory & Criticism II. 3 hours.

This course expands on the introduction provided by MART 614 Theory and Criticism I and affords the second year cohort of student artists intensified engagement with contemporary art issues. Through reading, writing, faculty lectures and group discussions, this course is meant to clarify theoretical and critical issues raised by the creative studio work of the cohort members and must be taken concurrently with two sections of MART 631- 634. This course replaces MART 622 3D Theory and Criticism.

MART 633: Visiting Artist Studio I. 3 hours.

This course is a part of the visiting artist sequence (633-636) which affords second and third year cohort students the opportunity to work directly with Summer Institute of Visual Arts visiting artist fellows, toward a student derived agenda in accord with individual intentions, determined by collaborative discussion with cohort artists and the teaching faculty. Courses in this sequence may be taken in any order, but may not be repeated. Must be taken concurrently with MART 623 (in second year) or MART 652 (in third year). The visiting artist sequence (633, 634, 635, 636) replaces MART 631 and 641.

MART 634: Visiting Artist Studio II. 3 hours.

This course is a part of the visiting artist sequence (633-636) which affords second and third year cohort students the opportunity to work directly with Summer Institute of Visual Arts visiting artist fellows, toward a student derived agenda in accord with individual intentions, determined by collaborative discussion with cohort artists and the teaching faculty. Courses in this sequence may be taken in any order, but may not be repeated. Must be taken concurrently with MART 623 (in second year) or MART 652 (in third year). The visiting artist sequence (633, 634, 635, 636) replaces MART 631 and 641.

MART 635: Visiting Artist Studio III. 3 hours.

This course is a part of the visiting artist sequence (633-636) which affords second and third year cohort students the opportunity to work directly with Summer Institute of Visual Arts visiting artist fellows, toward a student derived agenda in accord with individual intentions, determined by collaborative discussion with cohort artists and the teaching faculty. Courses in this sequence may be taken in any order, but may not be repeated. Must be taken concurrently with MART 623 (in second year) or MART 652 (in third year). The visiting artist sequence (633, 634, 635, 636) replaces MART 631 and 641.

MART 636: Visiting Artist Studio IV. 3 hours.

This course is a part of the visiting artist sequence (633-636) which affords second and third year cohort students the opportunity to work directly with Summer Institute of Visual Arts visiting artist fellows, toward a student derived agenda in accord with individual intentions, determined by collaborative discussion with cohort artists and the teaching faculty. Courses in this sequence may be taken in any order, but may not be repeated. Must be taken concurrently with MART 623 (in second year) or MART 652 (in third year). The visiting artist sequence (633, 634, 635, 636) replaces MART 631 and 641.

MART 643: Dialogues and Practices. 3 hours.

Dialogues and Practices is a self-directed travel and research course that provides greater context for the creative work done in the program’s three summer sessions through museum visits, film screenings and participation in other art-related events. The Dialogues and Practices website serves as a platform for students to reflect upon and share their explorations of contemporary art through written responses and images. This course is taken by independent study online between the second and third years of the program. This course replaces MART 651 Omega Seminar.

MART 652: Artist Thesis. 3 hours.

This course affords the third year cohort of student artists the opportunity to synthesize their previous experiences in both the studio and theory components of the program, engages professional development through the creation of a graduate thesis in the form of a comprehensive packet of professional documents (i.e. artist statement, portfolio, artist resume and CV, project proposals), and culminates in the completion of the Graduate Thesis Exhibition. This course must be taken during the students’ third year in the program. This course replaces MART 642 Extended Media Theory and Criticism.