The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design challenges students to investigate, research, and produce creative works that combine art, design, and cross-disciplinary academic study to create new, hybrid forms of visual and social research and production. Each student’s primary discipline and chosen emphasis between studio practice and theoretical inquiry will determine whether the degree earned is an MFA, MDes, or MA.
The objectives of the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design are:
|Year One||Summer||Year Two|
|Fall semester (15 credits)
GGRA 6B01 Contemporary Research Methods (3)
GGRA 6B03 Critical Theory Seminar I (3)
IAMD 6C01 MFA/MDes Individual Studio I (6)
IAMD 6C03 MA Individual Academic Study I (6)
IAMD 6B01 Interdisciplinary Studio I (3) OR IAMD 6B03 Interdisciplinary Academic Study I (3)
|Summer (3 credits)
Study Abroad Option
|Fall semester (12 credits) |
IAMD 6D01 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio/Research (9)
IAMD 6B06 Special Focus: Research & Innovation Lab (3)
|Winter semester (15 credits)
IAMD 6C02 MFA/MDes Individual Studio II (6) OR IAMD 6C04 MA Individual Academic Study II (6)
IAMD 6B02 Interdisciplinary Studio II (3)
IAMD 6B04 Interdisciplinary Academic Study II (3)
IAMD 6B08 Critical Theory Seminar II (3)
IAMD 6B05 Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar (3)
|Winter semester (15 credits) |
IAMD 6E01 MFA/MDes Thesis (12)
IAMD 6E02 MA Thesis (12)
IAMD 6B07 Graduate Seminar (3)
Exhibition of First-Year Graduate Work
During the Winter semester of the first year, students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art & Design mount a group exhibition of work completed during the year or, if appropriate, work-in-progress.
In the Fall of year two, students will present their thesis proposals to their peers and the university community in a colloquial setting.
Each student is required to defend their MFA/MDes/MA thesis to a committee comprising the Program Director, the student’s three-member Supervisory Committee, and an external examiner who shall normally be a specialist outside of OCAD from another university. The Oral Defense normally occurs in tandem with a Thesis Exhibition or Thesis Demonstration of the student’s Thesis Project or Thesis Research.
At the end of the student’s final semester, a show of the Thesis Project and/or Thesis Research work will be mounted.
The Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Art, Media, and Design is a year-round, five-semester program. Students must make their summer plans in consultation with their Supervisory Committee and the Graduate Program Director. Among the options available to students in this program are:
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