Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Lately I've been trying to determine if Grad School is a good option for me as an artist. I believe my work and I would likely benefit from the experience, but putting myself further in debt and possibly relocating for a program that is solely based in conceptual and studio arts doesn't feel like what is best for me.
Many of my values are deeply rooted in social justice, community, feminism and radical politics. I want to believe that there are programs out there that would combine both my interest in making (jewelry, metalwork, enameling and more) and in living these values in a meaningful way.
In researching a little i have found that there is a joint MFA in Craft and Applied Design with Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Arts and Craft that I hope to check out in this Spring of this year. The only other program i've found is at California College of Art. They offer an MFA with the options for a concentration in Social Practices.
I guess I am interested in hearing about anyone who has gone through one of these programs, knows of similar programs, or has some insight in the matter?
Thanks in advance!