MFA Graduate Seminar B

Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:50pm

Steuben Hall Room 411

Jarrett Fuller


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August 28

IN CLASS: class intro, thesis progress, Glossary of Terms

ASSIGNMENT: Read Raymond Williams's Keywords (introduction), first draft of Glossary of Terms

September 4


September 11

IN CLASS: Glossary of Terms progress, Historical & Contextual Framework essay, discuss research methods, argument

ASSIGNMENT: Finish Glossary of Terms, Read How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, prepare priliminary bibliography

September 18


IN CLASS: Review research readings, discuss outlining/organizing

ASSIGNMENT: make Framework outline, read Outlines, watch Studio Practice #9, and Structure.

September 25

IN CLASS: review/critique outlines, discuss writing modes

ASSIGNMENT: Read Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lammot

October 2

IN CLASS: First draft due — full class critique

ASSIGNMENT: begin second draft considering writing modes, read Writing About Architecture by Alexandra Lange (introduction) and Muschamp, Wild, and Cole examples

October 9

IN CLASS: Continue first draft workshopping

Editing exercise, discuss modes of writing and book design (text and image)

ASSIGNMENT: second draft, book design, draft/plan for Contribution statement

October 16

IN CLASS: Second draft/book design due. Review book design, discuss thesis presentations, individual meetings

ASSIGNMENT: final draft / book design

October 23

*Historical/Contextual Essay due*

IN CLASS: Presentation Rehersals

October 30

IN CLASS: Discuss contribution essay

ASSIGNMENT: begin contribution essay, read Just Design and Design: The Blindspot of Theory

November 6

IN CLASS: small group contribution essay feedback

ASSIGNMENT: finish contribution essay

November 13

*Contribution Essay due*

IN CLASS: discuss Capstone proposal

ASSIGNMENT: capstone proposal draft

November 20

IN CLASS: individual meetings

ASSIGNMENT: finish capstone proposal + presentation

November 27

*Capstone proposal due*

IN CLASS: Capstone proposal presentations

December 4

IN CLASS: prepare for thesis review