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  • Welcome | Department of Visual Arts
    pursuits is critically engaged in dialogue nationally and internationally Our students benefit from this dialogue and are also encouraged to pursue areas of overlap with the many other disciplines represented at the university history art history science philosophy aesthetics theater music and creative writing to name a few Jessica Stockholder Department Chair Home News Events Graduate Program Curriculum Degree Requirements Admissions Frequently Asked Questions Financial Aid Resources MFA Image Gallery

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  • News | Department of Visual Arts
    at 3pm Learn More Matthew Jesse Jackson w Our Literal Speed Tuesday October 14 2014 DoVA Faculty member Matthew Jesse Jackson w Our Literal Speed is included in the upcoming Reports to an Academy A non academic symposium performative or otherwise 17 19 October 2014 Academy of the Arts of the World Im Mediapark 7 50670 Cologne Learn More Home News Events Graduate Program Curriculum Degree Requirements Admissions Frequently Asked

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  • Calendar | Department of Visual Arts
    7 30pm SYMPOSIUM Un suspending Disbelief The Subject of Pictures Friday November 21 2014 All day DISCUSSION David Reed Jessica Stockholder Monday November 24 2014 6 00pm to 7 30pm Home News Events Graduate Program Curriculum Degree Requirements Admissions Frequently Asked Questions Financial Aid Resources MFA Image Gallery Undergraduate Program Curriculum Course Offerings Visual Arts Concentrators Course Descriptions Time Schedules College Admissions Wait List for Core Courses Faculty Staff Visiting

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  • Graduate Program | Department of Visual Arts
    an isolating activity and that students artists benefit from the cross fertilization of daily contact with people working across different media and dealing with similar sets of issues Art is a cultural product and as such we encourage students to explore the specific artistic concerns pertinent to their work as well as relevant theoretical social and historical issues Please consult the following pages for further information Curriculum Degree Requirements Admissions

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  • Graduate Program: Curriculum | Department of Visual Arts
    admit students to the program based on the quality of the portfolio and we take into account the level of interest and capacity in engaging this interdisciplinary program within a university environment We focus on working with our students to develop their own work and enabling them to leave the University with the tools to support a lifetime of art making As part of this process we encourage students to explore not only the artistic issues pertinent to their work but also the theoretical social and historical issues that intersect and bracket it The MFA is a two year program six quarters comprised of 18 courses Many of these course credits are earned through the development of individual work in conversation with the faculty First and second year students work together to articulate their work and to sharpen their skills of critical thinking and writing Students come to the program with diverse intellectual cultural and artistic backgrounds and different art making practices We all work together to articulate a common language with which to discuss and make art in this critical and supportive community As part of the MFA program DOVA hosts a lively visiting artist program under the auspices of the Open Practice Committee OPC In addition The University of Chicago provides an enormously rich intellectual environment full of engaging lectures and workshops in all areas of study Our students are often interested in events hosted by the Center for Gender Studies the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture the Mass Culture Studies Workshop the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of Art History We also offer workshops that focus on professional and pedagogical issues both in DOVA and in the Career and Placement Services Office to assist students in preparing for a

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  • Graduate Program: Requirements for the Degree | Department of Visual Arts
    Graduate Seminars 3 Courses 300 Credit Hours In order to provide a core of common intellectual experience all students are required to take three quarters of the Graduate Seminar in Visual Arts ARTV 39200 during their first year The content of these seminars varies with instructors but may focus on many different issues in contemporary theory and criticism 3 Electives 6 Courses 600 Credit Hours Students are required to take six graduate level electives At least three of the six electives must originate in departments outside of DOVA DOVA s course offerings can be found on the Graduate Announcements You may also consult the websites of other departments in the Humanities Division or other divisions to view their course offerings 4 Thesis Presentation In the fall quarter of the second year each student will work with a committee of two faculty members who will assist in the preparation of the thesis work In the final quarter of the program each degree candidate presents studio work in an MFA exhibition In addition to this exhibition students will be expected to submit a short but focused written abstract of their work 5 Standards Of Performance Each graduate student must maintain high standards

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  • Graduate Program: Admissions | Department of Visual Arts
    Aid for instructions and deadlines Prospective students will find many of their questions answered on the Admissions Policy page and the Admissions FAQ page Please also see DOVA s FAQ page Further questions pertaining to the online application test requirements or letters of reference should be directed to the Humanities Division Please refer to the contact information on the Humanities Division Admissions and Financial Aid page Supplemental Materials PORTFOLIO Portfolios are submitted online as part of the online application Information about file types supported and other instructions for uploading digital portfolios can be found on the application ARTIST S STATEMENT The application should also include a one or two page artist s statement that includes discussion of such questions as sources of influence character of the inquiry and some suggestion of future directions the candidate wishes to explore LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Also required are three to four letters of recommendation Please see the application or contact the Humanities Division for more information about submitting letters of recommendation TEST REQUIREMENTS GRE scores are not required for admission to Visual Arts The Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL or the test administered by the International English Language Testing System IELTS is required of all foreign students Domestic applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools where instruction is in English may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores If you require any additional information about English language requirements including minimum score requirements or if you are wondering if you qualify to waive the English language test requirement please see Test Requirements on the Office of International Affairs website for more information Please contact the Department of Visual arts with any questions about the MFA program or to schedule a visit dova uchicago edu

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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Visual Arts
    students who wish to apply for loans should consult the Office of International Affairs Do you provide studio space for MFA students What other facilities can students use Yes All of our MFA students have private studios as well as some shared workspace Our department is housed in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts which includes a wood and metal shop a gallery several theaters music practice rooms a costume shop and more The Logan Media Center has a wide array of equipment for student use visit their website to see a list of available equipment or contact them with questions MFA students also have access to the Hack Arts Lab The Logan Media center also maintains DoVA s wet darkroom with black and white and color processing Where can I view student work Right here Our MFA critiques are also open to the public and take place in early December mid March and early June contact the department if you d like to attend What kind of career advising and support do you offer The University of Chicago offers career support through the Office of Career Advancement Current graduate students and recent alumni can take advantage of their services which include resume help externships and the Higher Education Fellows program Graduate Student Affairs also offers a number of programs and events to assist with career planning and placement including providing travel funds for MFA students to network with Alumni from DoVA and across the university The Graduate Student Affairs staff are also available to work with MFA students to find outside grants and fellowships to help fund their professional goals Graduate Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning The CTL offers course design assistance workshops

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