THE MA PROGRAM IN VISUAL CULTURE AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016. FUNDING AND TUITION WAVERS AVAILABLE. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2016.
Illinois State University’s MA Program in Visual Culture is a small and selective program housed in a large and diverse School of Art that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in studio art and art education, and an undergraduate major and minor in art history. We provide funding for all admitted graduate students (full tuition waivers and funded assistantships).
The Visual Culture Program provides a rigorous foundation in a range of critical, cultural and visual theories and methodologies. Our graduates go on to complete PhDs or pursue art-related careers such as museum and gallery work. We foster an intimate graduate enrollment so that Visual Culture faculty may work closely with students in independent studies and thesis projects. In addition to three core Visual Culture Seminars and several art history courses, students take courses outside the School of Art. Visual Culture research is necessarily interdisciplinary, and the Program has affiliated faculty in English, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Theatre and Film Studies, Foreign Languages, Communications, Sociology and more.
Students work as graduate assistants, helping faculty in the School of Art with courses. Students have also worked elsewhere on campus, particularly in the university library, working on projects such as exhibitions and special collections projects. We also have a University Galleries that has just moved into a new building, and is well known for its innovative exhibitions and other programs. Graduate students have worked with the curatorial staff on various projects as well.
We are located in Normal, IL, two hours south of Chicago (the Amtrak station is adjacent to the campus and students frequently take advantage of the $12 train ticket to spend a day visiting museums and galleries in Chicago).
For further information and applications, please contact Dr. Melissa Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit our website: