Spring 2010: THESIS Symposium 2010! THE 10th anniversary of Visual + Critical Studies!
Saturday, March 27th, 2010!
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
Contact: Kate Moore 415.551.9251
This years thesis symposium includes work by the following masters students
Visual and Critical Studies took shape as an academic framework in the 1990s in response to demands for alternate models of cultural analysis. Since the year 2000, CCA’s Visual and Critical Studies students have contributed to the expansion of this field’s parameters by interrogating diverse visual transactions—especially the visual strategies of social activism–in ways that reveal the ideological infrastructure of vision, visuality, and visibility. Having completed a rigorous program of interdisciplinary study and a sustained research project, graduating students in VCS distinguish themselves by their level of ability to think critically, through writing, about the visual world.
This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. The program’s graduating cohort, joined by a representative panel of VCS alumni, will share critical perspectives and professional narratives that affirm the centrality of the visual in projects of social criticism and transformation.