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Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the major trends and tendencies in historical and contemporary media art practice in the context of the media arts and visual culture.
  2. Employ advanced competencies in a broad range of technical skills associated with the production of visual media.
  3. Articulate the creative skills and decision-making strategies involved in the independent production of artworks and the motivations and cultural consequences underlying them.
  4. Produce a sustained body of work requiring the technical and creative command of visual media including its preparation, sequencing, installation and public presentation.
  5. Use libraries, archives, and online data sources to research media and primary arts-related material to apply research creatively to their art production.
  6. Investigate and draw conclusions about media arts issues and to write and communicate an intelligent and informed position on the nature of art and visual culture.
  7. Employ professional sills and conduct in an arts organization or arts-related school or business.