Roski School of Art and Design
Master of Arts, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere/Master of Planning
The Master of Arts, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere/Master of Planning dual degree program offers an unusually rich opportunity for students interested in developing a new knowledge base to become successful professionals working in the arena of organizing art projects in urban public space, planning and community development. Los Angeles and the facilities at USC provide a unique learning laboratory to educate a more competitive professional with a better understanding of both the administration of public art and issues of urban planning.
Students must complete the following requirements in this program: 70 units, including 28 units in the Master of Arts, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program, 22 in policy, planning, and development, and 20 in a field of study with no more than 8 units taken from other USC programs.
|Master of arts, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere (28 units)||Units|
|PAS 549||Methodologies of Art Writing||3|
|PAS 555abc||Curatorial Practicum||2-2-2|
|PAS 561||Curatorial/Organizational Models||2|
|PAS 571||Histories of Art in the Public Sphere||3|
|PAS 572||Contemporary Art in the Public Sphere||3|
|PAS 581||Critical Conversations||3|
|PAS 585||Theorizing the Public Realm||3|
|PAS 591||Field Internship Experience||1|
|PAS 594ab||Master’s Thesis||2-2|
|master of Planning (22 units)||Units|
|PPD 500||Intersectoral Leadership||2|
|PPD 501a||Economics for Policy, Planning and Development||2|
|PPD 524||Planning Theory||2|
|PPD 525||Statistics and Arguing from Data||2|
|PPD 526||Comparative International Development||2|
|PPD 529||Legal Environment of Planning||2|
|PPD 531L||Planning Studio||4|
|PPD 533||Planning History and Urban Form||2|
|PPD 627*||Design Skills for Urban Planners||4|
Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement.
Field of Study (20 units)
No more than 8 units from outside the Roski School of Art and Design and the USC Price School of Public Policy. The MPl program requires students to declare their concentration during the fall semester prior to taking the comprehensive examination in the spring semester. Students are required to complete the gateway course and methodology course related to their concentration as part of their preparation for their comprehensive examination. The student’s concentration must contain a 4-unit methodology course, a 4-unit gateway course and 8 other units directly concerned with the subject matter of the concentration.
Students must complete a master’s thesis or final thesis project through the Roski School of Art and Design and the MPl comprehensive examination through the USC Price School of Public Policy.
All students must complete 400 hours of internship through the USC Price School of Public Policy. This internship may be partially or completely fulfilled through prior professional experience.