MFA Course List

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2018 MFA Students

Graduate Level Art Courses

Studio Courses (LAB)

  • ART 509/510 Graduate Seminar 1&2 (F)
  • ART 525 Interactive Computer Art (varies)
  • ART 547 History of Graphic Design (F)
  • ART 562 Installation: Urban Space (F)
  • ART 589 Real Space Electronic Art (Sp)
  • ART 573 Performative Action (Sp)
  • VS 575 Science, Culture, Media
  • Tutorials (Independent Studio Research- Labs)
  • ART 599 First Year Graduate Research /tutorial 1-6 credits
  • ART 699 Second Year Graduate Research
  • ART 666 Art Internship (tutorial)
  • ART 690 Graduate Project Supervision

Academic Courses

  • VS 500 Topics in Visual Studies past and present courses include:
  • VS 500 Documentary Photography
  • VS 500 Warhol
  • VS 500 Postwar Postmodern
  • VS 500 Art, Sex and the Sixties
  • VS 500 Image & Gender
  • VS 501 Introduction to Visual Studies
  • VS 505 Tactics of Praxis
  • AHI 508 Studies in Ancient Art
  • VS 521 Introduction to Critical Theory (F)
  • AHI 522 Studies in Italian Renaissance Art
  • AHI 548 History of Photography (F)
  • VS 550 Art and Psychoanalysis
  • VS 579 The Revolutionary Sublime
  • VS 580 Discourse and Deconstruction
  • ART 589 Real Space Electronic Art (F)
  • AHI 590 Methods of Art History (F)
  • VS 590 Theories of Montage
  • VS 587 Vision, Space and Power
  • VS 594 Wiemar Theory
  • VS 595 Independent Study/ Advanced Reading
  • AHI 598 Museum Internship
  • AHI 599 Independent Study
  • VS 695 Advanced Research
  • VS 700 PhD Thesis Guidance
  • AHI 661 Graduate Research (Art History / MA Thesis Guidance)
  • VS 598 MA Thesis Guidance (Visual Studies)
  • VS 700 PhD Thesis Guidance (Visual Studies)

A Sampling of Recommended Graduate Seminars at UB

(See individual department websites for course descriptions)

American Studies

  • AMS 500 Politics of Image: Race, Body and Aesthetics in Latin America
  • AMS 500 Feminist Studies
  • AMS 500 Contemporary Critical Theory: Biopolitics, Necropolitics and the Management of the Body
  • AMS 503/504 Topics in Cultural History 1 and 2
  • AMS 520 Politics of Urban Space
  • AMS 540 Caribbean Thought
  • AMS 560 Black Aesthetics

Anthropology

  • APY575 Ethnography and Personal Narrative

Architecture

  • AHC 519 Contemporary Theory
  • AHC 523 Gender, Architecture and Urban Space
  • AHC 564 Behavior and Space
  • AHC 579 Sustainable Design
  • AHC 590/598 Junk Culture
  • AHC 590/598 In-Between Architecture and Landscape
  • AHC 590/598 The Social Nature of Architecture

Caribbean Research Center

  • CRC 515 Caribbean Arts
  • CRC 596 Contemporary Art
  • CRC 601 Cuban Film and Insularity
  • CRC 608 Contemporary Sculpture

Comparative Literature

  • COL 726 The Romantic Sublime
  • COL 731 Politics of Beauty

English

  • ENG 586 Digital Humanities: Networks, Objects, Games
  • ENG 605 Media Curating
  • ENG 648 Psychoanalytic Criticism
  • ENG 648 Kiarostami/ Corbin/ Lacan
  • ENG 653 Critical Theory: Representing Human Rights
  • ENG 653 Critical Theory: Foucault and Co.
  • ENG 653 Critical Theory: Queer Theory
  • ENG 680 Word and Image
  • ENG 683 American Film History
  • ENG 680 Fieldwork Methodology
  • ENG 685 Narrative Voice
  • ENG 685 Documentary Praxis
  • ENG 699 Ethnopoetics

Gender Studies

  • GGS 518 Readings in Feminist Studies
  • GGS 591 Writing Women’s Bodies
  • GGS 661 Gender in the Humanities: Modes of Interpretation

History

  • HIS 551 Intellectual in America
  • HIS 556 History of the Book

Media Study
Note: Some DMS courses are labs (studio) others are academics

  • DMS 505 Ethnographic Media
  • DMS 512 Film Theory
  • DMS 515 Wearable Media
  • DMS 523 Programming Graphics
  • DMS 543 Media Robotics 1: Physical Computing
  • DMS 548 Game Studies Colloquium
  • DMS 555 Access New York
  • DMS 566 Network Landscapes
  • DMS 612 Video Analysis

Philosophy

  • PHI 544 Aesthetics
  • PHI 589 Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHI 637 Biotethics
  • PHI 698 Simone de Beauvoir

Theatre

  • TH 620 Theatre and Performance Scholarship
  • TH 610 Theatre and Performance Research