Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I Be Enrolled Part-Time?
- Yes. The MA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts is designed
to accommodate students who wish to go to school part-time. Part-time students take 6 hours in the fall
and spring semesters, and one summer course for two years to complete their
degrees, and all required classes are offered in the evening to allow students
to hold day jobs.
- When Do Classes Meet?
- All required classes in the MA program meet in the
evening, from 6:30 – 9:20 p.m., except for one of our required summer classes,
which meets as a five-day intensive.
- How Is the Program Structured?
- Full-time students can complete
the degree in one year, going to class four evenings a week fall and spring,
and taking two summer classes. This
provides an intense, immersive experience in the arts, guaranteed to change
anyone’s artistic practice. Part-time
students take exactly half the program their first year, completing it in the
summer of year two. This is a bit less stressful for people holding down busy
- What Kind of Background Does a Successful Applicant Typically Have?
- The MA program seeks students with an evolved
artistic practice of some sort. That is
not to say that we require students to hold a degree in one of the arts, but
that they have been making work in one of the arts for a substantial amount of
time, and are seeking to explore new ideas and methods for making work, or
taking their artistic and professional practices to another level.
- Are There Any Program-Specific Scholarships Available?
- Not at this time. For a complete listing of College-wide scholarships, click here.
- What Facilities Are Available to Your Students?
- MA students have access to the department’s
two computer labs and media equipment that is introduced in classes. The department also has a pool of general
access media equipment that MA students can check out, and can gain access to
other department equipment and media through training.
- Who Are the Core Faculty?
- For a listing, click here.
- Who Are Some Noteworthy Alumni?
- MA alums have been extremely high-achieving
individuals, and include composer and media artist Elise Kermani, choreographer
and dancer Eduardo Vilaro,(founder of Luna Negra Dance Company in Chicago),
performance artist Nicole Garneau, MCA curator Tricia Van Eck, experimental
playwright Barrie Cole, Indigo
Magazine co-founder Kai El Zabar, children’s book author Jerdine Nolen Harold
(whose book Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm
was made into a Disney film), and Julie Smith, Director of Education for the
Vancouver Improvisational Music Festival.
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