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posted by CAA — Dec 17, 2010

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December 2010

Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, has established a new master of fine arts, called New Projects. The terminal-degree program prepares professional artists to become creative leaders in the community and world at large through a multidisciplinary coursework with an entrepreneurial emphasis. Students complete four semester-long projects that they propose, develop, and execute, culminating in a senior thesis with oral defense.

The Department of Art and Art Professions in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s at New York University offers opportunities for undergraduate studio-art majors to live and work for a semester in Global ArtSites in Berlin, Germany, and Accra, Ghana. In addition, MFA students may participate in a Paris–New York studio exchange for a year and take classes in Berlin, London, and Venice, and in India, during calendar year 2011.

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has opened its new Office of Community Engagement, which will assess, strengthen, and coordinate the college’s academically based community partnerships. The college has a strong history of engaging academic and community partners—locally and globally—and the new office will provide oversight to existing initiatives on campus, develop and coordinate new programs, facilitate collaboration with external partners, and provide visibility and support for community engagement and service-learning initiatives that advance the mission of the college.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has announced two new graduate programs: a master of arts in interior architecture, a one-year program; and a master of design in interior studies (adaptive reuse), a two-year degree. Combining elements of architecture, conservation, and design, the degrees offer studies in history, theory, materials, and technology, among other areas.

The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has received two awards from the American Association of Museums in its 2009 Museum Publications Design Competition. The center’s Calendar of Events series won second prize, and the Mrs. Delany’s Flowers gallery guide received an honorable mention.