Announcement
March 8, 2017

Call for applications: MA Aesthetics & Politics starting fall 2017

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Photo: Rafael Hernandez.

Focusing on the complex intersection of creative practice, political thought, and aesthetic theory, CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics explores the cutting edge of contemporary critical theory, media studies, urban studies, and global studies. With a dynamic faculty and a diverse range of international visitors, the program offers students unique access to contemporary theoretical debates at the core of aesthetic and political theory and intensive courses on topics ranging from biopolitics, finance and neoliberalism, contemporary political thought, post-identity politics and non-humanisms, to social media networks, mega-cities, speculative realism, neo-rationalism, and accelerationism.

MA Aesthetics and Politics

Now, after ten years of distinguished work, the MA Aesthetics and Politics strengthens its commitment to excellence with a significant expansion of its faculty, curriculum, and professional opportunities.

MA Aesthetics and Politics

Beginning this fall, September 2017, the MA Aesthetics and Politics will grow from a concentrated one-year, full-residency course to a two-year, mixed-residency structure. Students will spend the first two semesters in full-time residence at CalArts, and complete the third and fourth semesters on a low-residency basis.

MA Aesthetics and Politics

This new expanded program enables MA students to explore a greater range of elective courses and independent studies, and develop interdisciplinary collaborative projects with faculty and students. It also offers students more time to research and write their final thesis projects, with the flexibility to complete their theses while pursuing professional opportunities in the field, some of which may qualify for academic credits. New internships and study abroad options will provide more opportunities to conduct creative research in professional and practical contexts as well as the chance to explore a variety of career options both in and outside academia.

The MA Aesthetics and Politics also offers students access to CalArts’ rich interdisciplinary community of faculty, theorists, and artists across the Schools of Art, Film/Video, Theater, Music, and Dance.

MA Aesthetics and Politics

Beginning in fall 2017, the MA Aesthetics and Politics is pleased to announce new faculty: Sara Mameni, who specializes in Middle-Eastern contemporary art, with a focus on gender and sexual practices in Iranian art and cinema; and visiting faculty, Bridget Crone, theorist and curator of contemporary art and the moving image, editor of The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image.

MA Aesthetics and Politics Sara Mameni,Bridget Crone, The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image

The MA Aesthetics and Politics program is currently accepting applications for fall 2017.

To learn more about CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics, its world-class faculty, its international roster of distinguished visitors, including this year’s visiting faculty, go to aestheticsandpolitics.calarts.edu, or contact Seth Blake at [email protected], T +1 661 253 7716.

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Call for applications: MA Aesthetics & Politics at California Institute of the Arts

Call for applications: MA Aesthetics & Politics at California Institute of the ArtsCall for applications: MA Aesthetics & Politics at California Institute of the Arts
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