In the spring semester of their thesis year, the students present their innovative and transformative research at the program’s capstone event, the Visual + Critical Studies Spring Symposium. In this day-long event, graduate candidates in the program present their thesis projects in 10 – 15 minute formal oral and visual presentations to the public.
The Spring Symposium is an opportunity for students to hone their public speaking and presentation skills while demonstrating their ability to interpret visual information and promote critical revisioning. Students are grouped into thematic panels, offering an opportunity to engage with each other and the public around their chosen topics, collectively interrogating the politics and poetics of visual culture through discussion and Q&A.
Browse the spectrum of topics interrogated by VCS candidates in past years by clicking below: