Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
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The Master of Public Art Studies Program: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere at University of Southern California's Roski School of Fine Arts is a unique platform to research art, architecture and other modes of cultural production, as well as models of curatorial practice/exhibition making, in relation to the material/social conditions of public space. The graduate program's 2-year interdisciplinary course of study encompasses seminars on curatorial practice/organizational methods; social, urban and media theory; critical writing; exhibition histories; and selected topics in art and architectural history. A curatorial practicum functions as a laboratory for students to collaborate on the organization of an exhibition project. Students are also responsible for a thesis that develops innovative concepts and new scholarship on art, public space, and the public sphere.