Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies
Think and write critically about the arts to illuminate the interplay between social and visual systems.
Investigate visual culture across a range of fields
Our two-year Visual and Critical Studies graduate program trains artists, critics, and scholars to write professionally about today’s intricate visual landscape. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study, historical grounding, social and political analysis, and the craft of critical writing. You’ll learn to investigate a broad range of media and present criticism in straightforward language, so art theory can be accessible to everyone.
Study in the culturally diverse Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area is a hub for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and social activists. We draw inspiration from the area’s intellectual and creative activity as we explore and develop crucial skills in visual analysis. You’ll also benefit from studying in an art school environment, where you can easily exchange ideas with architects, curatorial practitioners, designers, fine artists, and writers.
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