VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Visual and Critical Studies program is not only concerned with the study of visual media across many different disciplines, but also the development of hybrid research practices, particularly the overlap between studio and scholarly production. The program is part of an evolving paradigm that addresses the complexity of visual and critical practices in the 21st century—it is designed for students who are committed to working, writing, and creating in an environment of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and postdisciplinary practices.
NEWS / EVENTS
> >MAVCS ALUM ALANA DAO FEATURED IN VICE MAGAZINE
MAVCS alum Alana Dao (2012) is featured in VICE Magazine. As part of 50 States of Art, The Creators Project is inviting artists to contribute first-person accounts of what it is like to live and create in their communities. Alana Dao is a writer and observer interested in cultural criticism related to food and whiteness. She is the Executive Director of CSArt Maine.
> >MAVCS ALUM ALICIA CHESTER AWARDED MELLON DIGITAL HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
MAVCS alum Alicia Chester (2009) has been awarded a Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship for 2016–2018 at the University of Rochester, where she is a PhD student in visual and cultural studies. The Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship trains humanities students to integrate digital technologies into innovative research programs.
> >WELCOME CLASS OF 2019!
We're excited to meet the incoming class of MAVCS. Welcome, class of 2019!
> >VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES: FOR THE TRUE "INTERDISCIPLINARIAN"
Artspace recently published a list of the 10 most influential MFA programs in the world. While SAIC was included on this, the biggest selling point was actually Visual and Critical Studies. Read more here.
Visual and Critical Studies
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MacLean | 605
112 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603