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To inaugurate the start of its intensive summer program, Art Center’s Graduate Studies in Criticism & Theory program is pleased to host critic and curator Tirdad Zolghadr, who is an editor of Bidoun magazine and one of the collaborators for Manifesta 6, for its first summer term visiting professorship.

In addition, the CRT program will launch its web-based student-run journal, at http://www.DOTcommentary.com, under the direction of Rosetta Brooks.

Zolghadr joins other distinguished guests Art Center’s CRT program has welcomed in the past year to speak and/or conduct seminars:

Adam Gopnik, staff writer at the New Yorker

Mike Kelley, artist

Ann Magnuson, artist

Dmitri Siegel, designer and design theorist

In addition to our core courses in critical writing and thinking, Art Center’s intensive summer CRT program will offer seminars on independent arts publishing; the marketing of ethnicity in the art world; and artists’ writing.

The interdisciplinary writing-based program offers an opportunity to think beyond traditional academic categories, as it addresses art and design as key components in contemporary culture. It forms the critical complement to Art Center’s practice-based graduate programs in Art, Film, Industrial Design and Media Design. Students have the unique opportunity to work with professional critics, scholars, artists and designers, as well as to work alongside graduate students in these other programs. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers as critics and writers, and for positions in museums and publishing. They are also prepared to continue their studies in doctoral programs in art and design theory, criticism, and history, as well as other fields of cultural studies.

Faculty include: Rosetta Brooks, Bruce Hainley, Amy Gerstler, Jane McFadden, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Jason Smith, Dmitri Siegel, Peter Lunenefeld, Tim Martin.

Applicants to the program have diverse backgrounds in the arts and sciences, including literature, philosophy, art and design history, cultural studies and film. Students are admitted in the fall and spring terms. All students receive substantial funding.

To apply, or for further information on the program, please contact:

Jane McFadden / Director, Graduate Studies, Criticism and Theory or

Bruce Hainley/ Associate Director, Graduate Studies, Criticism and Theory

Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St.

Pasadena, CA 91103

626-396-4252

MACRT@artcenter.edu

www.artcenter.edu/accd/programs/graduate/theory.jsp