Spring 2024 - CA 829 G100

Extended Essay in Contemporary Arts (5)

Class Number: 6387

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 821 and two of the following: CA (or FPA) 823, 824, 825, 826, or 828.



Students will complete the final capstone project of the MA in contemporary arts. The extended essay builds on knowledge students have gained in course work. Students conduct in-depth research into a topic in contemporary arts and develop and polish an original argument, with the goal of producing a publishable article. The length of the essay should be that of a typical journal article, around 5000-7000 words. Students may also write a catalogue essay to accompany an exhibition. Students research the extended essay with the supervision of two faculty members. They prepare the essay for publication in the Research Colloquium, CA 822. Grading: The faculty supervisors jointly assign a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Students with credit for FPA 829 may not take this course for further credit.



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