Take a look at titles and descriptions for the Curatorial Practice department's courses offered.

CP 5600 Thesis I: Fieldwork & Research

First year students will conduct fieldwork to research and conceive a written/visual proposal for their second year independent thesis project. Tapping opportunities afforded by the program to partner with arts, education and community organizations, they will consider urban public spaces as contexts and environments for presenting art, and explore alternative exhibition designs and education initiatives both within and outside of traditional venues. The proposal, a combination of writing, physical and digital models, sketches, site visits, videos, renderings, and/or maps, must document the student’s fieldwork, and demonstrate the ways the exhibit will connect with the interests, the goals and identity of the site and community in which it is placed.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 5650 Practicum I

A studio course for first year students who will collectively research, propose and plan a solo, group or thematic exhibition which includes regional, national and international artists. Within the proposal, students must address how their exhibit, created for and with the Station North Arts community, will engage the diverse audiences of Baltimore. The exhibition’s concept and direction will be arrived at through a cooperative, flexible system of decision-making using physical and digital models, sketches, site visits, video, and renderings.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 5700 Thesis II: Proposal

Proposals will be critiqued and approved by program director and thesis committee.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 5750 Practicum II

Continuation of Practicum I. First year students will produce and install their exhibition in the Studio Center gallery centrally located to the Station North Arts community.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 5800 Intercultural Practices

Students will be introduced to a triad of cultural producers – artist/designer/curator – working in interdisciplinary contexts from the position of intersectionality. A series of case studies will analyze the politics and ethics of intercultural practices and how they can engage, instruct, alter perception, energize communities, and keep pace with culture.

CP 5810 Connecting Audiences

This course considers the principles and methodologies pivotal to providing diverse audiences with meaningful experiences with art. Students will consider theory related to art, experience, and learning, and will develop relevant tools for community engagement, public programming, and outreach initiatives. Topics include learning theory, socially engaged art and education, audience-centered planning and research, and evaluation techniques. In addition to individual projects, the class will undertake a group project utilizing a community partner/ cultural institution each semester.

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students only (all programs)

CP 6000 Graduate Seminar I

Both first and second year students participate in seminar led by the program’s director. This studio course will serve as a laboratory to investigate the process and working methods of exhibition creation, the role and responsibilities of curators, and examine curatorial practice as an artistic, social, and critical pursuit. Workshops and talks with visiting artists, curators and critics will provide critical dialogue, feedback, and encourage exploration and group discussion. Periodic field trips to D.C.-Baltimore-Philadelphia- New York cultural corridor will give students the critical context to analyze both theoretical and historical issues relevant to their practice.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 6100 Graduate Seminar II

Both first and second year students participate in seminar led by the program’s director. This studio course will serve as a laboratory to investigate the process and working methods of exhibition creation, the role and responsibilities of curators, and examine curatorial practice as an artistic, social, and critical pursuit. Workshops and talks with visiting artists, curators and critics will provide critical dialogue, feedback, and encourage exploration and group discussion. Periodic field trips to D.C.-Baltimore-Philadelphia- New York cultural corridor will give students the critical context to analyze both theoretical and historical issues relevant to their practice.

Graduate students only

CP 6200 Graduate Seminar III

Both first and second year students participate in seminar led by the program’s director. This studio course will serve as a laboratory to investigate the process and working methods of exhibition creation, the role and responsibilities of curators, and examine curatorial practice as an artistic, social, and critical pursuit. Workshops and talks with visiting artists, curators and critics will provide critical dialogue, feedback, and encourage exploration and group discussion. Periodic field trips to D.C.-Baltimore-Philadelphia- New York cultural corridor will give students the critical context to analyze both theoretical and historical issues relevant to their practice.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 6300 Graduate Seminar IV

Both first and second year students participate in seminar led by the program’s director. This studio course will serve as a laboratory to investigate the process and working methods of exhibition creation, the role and responsibilities of curators, and examine curatorial practice as an artistic, social, and critical pursuit. Workshops and talks with visiting artists, curators and critics will provide critical dialogue, feedback, and encourage exploration and group discussion. Periodic field trips to D.C.-Baltimore-Philadelphia- New York cultural corridor will give students the critical context to analyze both theoretical and historical issues relevant to their practice.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 6600 Thesis III: Production

Independent studio experience for second year students who will plan and prepare work for thesis project. Each student will organize a self-directed thesis project which is reviewed through critique and discussion by program director, thesis committee and visiting guests.

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only

CP 6700 Thesis IV: Presentation

MFA Curatorial Practice graduate students only