CalArts’ MA Aesthetics and Politics Program—a uniquely structured two year graduate experience for students seeking to engage in an intensive critique of the relations between culture, politics and society—is seeking applicants for Fall 2020. Whether you’re a working artist looking to sharpen your theoretical acumen, an aspiring academic looking for a crash-course in contemporary critical discourse, or a cultural commentator seeking to better understand the vast and shifting aesthetic and political underpinnings of our historical moment, CalArts MA Aesthetics and Politics Program can offer you the time, mentorship, and professional development opportunities you need to reach the next level in your academic, or artistic life.
Centered in the storied creative laboratory that is CalArts—an electric community of boundary pushing visual and performing artists—the program’s rigorous core courses are supplemented by enriching electives, and in-depth study-abroad opportunities. CalArts incredible faculty, stellar lecture series, and diverse visiting specialists enable students to work on their thesis projects with leaders in their field, such as 2021 Theorist in Residence Saidiya Hartman. Postgraduate professional development opportunities such as teaching fellowships, and artist residencies, gird our graduates for the demands of life as a working academic, artist, or cultural critic.
Substantial institute scholarships and teaching opportunities are available to qualified domestic and international applicants.
For more information, or to schedule a class visit, contact Seth Blake at email@example.com or visit criticalstudies.calarts.edu/aesthetics-and-politics.
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