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ART550 – MA & MFA Thesis / Personal Research Paper Examples

RESOURCES

Below are 2 great examples:  The first is an the MA Thesis written from the post thesis exhibition perspective, and the second one is a first semester MFA reflective / research paper in progress.

Both papers are great examples and follow the template that we spoke about during the first part of our semester, you can refresh your memory on that format here.

Click the hyperlinks to view.

1. Meghan Hallock – MA Thesis, pre-graduation submission draft – Click Here – “Blue”

2. Leonard Altinori – MFA first semester research paper of works in progress – Click Here to Read

Feel free to leave comments and feedback below.

The Campus Writing Center.

It is highly advised that all students contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.

The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, 2nd floor, room 202.

Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732

Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu

Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today to make an appointment!

Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us

Thesis Format & Template Skeleton

In our class on 9/8/15 we began talking about the formatting for writing the MFA thesis paper. How does this paper differ from traditional research based papers?

MFA students that will be graduating in May will need to turn in their final thesis by the end of this December 2015. First and second year MFA and MA students will have the opportunity to simulate the structure of the thesis paper by generating a research based paper into their current work with the intention of also mounting an exhibition. (This is great practice for the real paper and exhibition)

Format: (open to hacks and re-construction)

What is default? Where do you stand?

1. Description / Abstract: Introduction. A detailed description of the body of work that you will be discussing and planning to exhibit.

2. Process, Materials and Methods: Descriptions of your working process, techniques, and the materials used to generate the art that you create. Why have you selected these specific materials and techniques to communicate your ideas? How do these choices effect how the viewer will receive your work?

3. Resources and References: Historical influences, artists, art movements, databases, and any other form of related influence. How have your references influenced your work, ideas, and decision making process as an artist?

4. Exhibition Simulation: How will you be mounting your exhibition? Why have you selected this particular composition? How will your installation effect the space itself? A floor plan sketch to accompany the proposed composition.

5. Reflection: What have you learned over the course of your graduate program? How has the program influenced your work and how you communicate as an artist? What skills will you apply directly into your professional practice?

*This format is a basic synopsis of what we discussed. It is an ongoing process.

Let us continue adding to the formula in the commenting area below.

*A Thesis Statement exercise / discussion will be worked on in class this coming Tuesday 9/23.

10/7/14 Collaborative Class Project #1

In class on 10/7/14 we will be exploring thesis writing inspiration and potential models for formatting. In class we will be broken up into two groups to generate a collaborative project. Concept creation, art making, documentation, presentation and discussion will be emphasized.

This post will be updated and archived in real time  beginning at 5:15pm

Short-link to the page : http://wp.me/P3Px2D-34

Thesis Formatting from a Class Brainstorming Session 9/15/14

In our class on 9/15/14 we began talking about the formatting for our thesis papers.

MFA students that will be graduating in May will need to turn in their final thesis by the end of December. First and second year MFA and MA students will have the opportunity to simulate the structure of the thesis paper by generating a research based paper into their current work with the intention of also mounting an exhibition. (This is great practice for the real paper and exhibition)

*A Thesis Statement will be worked on in class this coming Tuesday 9/23.

Format:

1. Description / Abstract: Introduction. A detailed description of the body of work that you will be discussing and planning to exhibit.

2. Process, Materials and Methods: Descriptions of your working process, techniques, and the materials used to generate the art that you create. Why have you selected these specific materials and techniques to communicate your ideas? How do these choices effect how the viewer will receive your work?

3. Resources and References: Historical influences, artists, art movements, databases, and any other form of related influence. How have your references influenced your work, ideas, and decision making process as an artist?

4. Exhibition Simulation: How will you be mounting your exhibition? Why have you selected this particular composition? How will your installation effect the space itself? A floor plan sketch to accompany the proposed composition.

5. Reflection: What have you learned over the course of your graduate program? How has the program influenced your work and how you communicate as an artist? What skills will you apply directly into your professional practice?

*This format is a basic synopsis of what we discussed. It is an ongoing process. Let us continue adding to the formula in the commenting area below.

Tuesday 12/17/13 – Final Class & Final Info

On Tuesday 12/17 /13 we will conclude our semester with the balance of individual student presentations. Presentations should not exceed 5-7 minutes, please be aware of this. We have 12-13 students presenting on this evening.

*All final thesis and research papers are due by midnight of the 17th.  I will accept hard copies or e-mail submissions.

*All reactive writing assignments that are posted on our blog are due by midnight of the 17th, although the blog will stay active and you may continue to contribute to it after the 17th, you will be graded based upon what is completed.

* If you have some outstanding photos or images from the many events during our class time, please e-mail them to me so that I may include them on the blog for archiving (some of you have done this already.)

*** Any questions about anything related to our class, assignments, due dates and otherness should contact me ASAP!

See you Tuesday night!

Class info for Tuesday 12/3/13 @ 5 PM

Class Reminder for Tuesday 12/3/13 @ 5 PM

1. Thesis and Research paper Drafts are due! Please e-mail me a copy or bring a hard copy to our class.

2. We will be having a Guest Artist Presentation & Critique that will begin @ 5 PM. It is not mandatory to bring a piece of your current work, but it you wish to engage in a dialog with our guest artist about your work, please bring one piece to discuss.

3. A sign up sheet will be passed around for individual student presentations beginning on 12/10 & ending on 12/17. Each student will give an image supported 5-7 minute talk about their thesis / research paper work. Q&A will follow.

See you soon.