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USC Roski School's M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere

Lincoln Tobier, The Orchestra Pit Theory by Roger Ailes, 2011. Performance view.

M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere

USC Roski School of Fine Arts

Admission Info Sessions:
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11–12:30pm
and
Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:30–2pm

Graduate Fine Arts Building
3001 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

roski.usc.edu/ma

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The M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts will host Admission Info Sessions with Director Rhea Anastas, Dean Rochelle Steiner, graduate faculty, students and alumni on:

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11–12:30pm
and
Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:30–2pm

All who are interested in the program are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to RSVP, please call 213 743 8540, email mapublic@usc.edu, or visit roski.usc.edu/ma/info-session.

The Admission Info Session will be held in the Graduate Fine Arts Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

The deadline to apply for the 2012–2013 academic year is February 1, 2012.

About the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere Program
The M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program is an intensive Master’s-level course in the practice and history of art, curating and critical theory. With a focus on the research and exhibition of contemporary art, instructors with international careers lead students in asking social questions about the exhibition of art and its publics. Over two years of full-time academic study, students explore new modes of production in a curriculum combining seminars and professional training. The M.A. features courses that focus on new developments in the scholarship and theory of contemporary art and courses that emphasize research and the conception and realization of exhibitions as practices. Course highlights include the Curatorial Practicum, a multi-term laboratory of exhibition-making and theory in relation to the public sphere. Students work collaboratively to conceptualize, research and organize a culminating project. This includes mounting a public exhibition and presenting a connected publication and programming in Los Angeles. In a Master’s Thesis, students develop individual, original research on a topic in contemporary art with the guidance of faculty. In addition to a faculty that includes Rhea Anastas, Connie Butler, Carol Stakenas, Rochelle Steiner, and Noura Wedell, The Graduate Lecture Series brings artists, curators, scholars and critics into conversation with students to share developing aesthetic and social debates across the cultural field.

Visiting lecturers from recent years include:
Edgar Arceneaux, Vito Acconci, Ute Meta Bauer, Beatrice von Bismarck, Mark Bradford, Gregg Bordowitz, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Teddy Cruz, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Harrell Fletcher, Andrea Fraser, Thelma Golden, Renée Green, Boris Groys, Hou Hanru, Alfredo Jaar, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Grant Kester, Rick Lowe, Allan McCollum, Kyong Park, Anne Pasternak, Marko Peljhan, Patricia Phillips, Marjetica Potrc, Allan Sekula, Felicity Scott, Gregory Sholette, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

About the USC Roski School of Fine Arts
First organized in 1883, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is the oldest art school in Southern California. A supportive environment for experimentation in visual art of all media, the school encourages interdisciplinary, progressive approaches to studio art, design, curatorial practice, and critical studies. With equal emphasis on making and thinking, the USC Roski School prepares artists, designers, curators, and writers to contribute in new and meaningful ways both to their fields and to society at large.

For further information about the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program, please contact us at mapublic@usc.edu or visit roski.usc.edu/ma.

For more information about application requirements, or to apply online, visit roski.usc.edu/ma/admission or call 213 743 8540.