Extended Essay in Contemporary Arts CA 829 (5)
This essay is the final capstone project of the MA. The extended essay builds on knowledge students have gained in course work. Students research in-depth a topic in comparative media arts and develop and polish an original argument, with the goal of producing a publication. The length of the essay should be that of a typical journal article in the media arts, around 5000-7000 words. Students may also write catalogue essays or similar nonacademic publications. 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. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 821 and two of the following: CA (or FPA) 823, 824, 825, or 826. Students with credit for FPA 829 may not take this course for further credit.