Advisor Orientation

CREATIVE OR STUDIO ADVISORS

Advisors are sponsored by the Institute to work with students on their art and/or curatorial projects off-site during semesters between residencies. Responsibilities include a minimum of two meetings per semester for critiques and advisement on the student’s media independent study projects plus a mid-project and final written evaluation. Students and advisors make schedule arrangements between themselves. Deadlines for required meetings can be found in the academic calendar. Advisors are assigned to students based on their proposals. Studio and research advisors form a Guidance Committee with the student and a three way project meeting is held during the summer. Individual project critiques occur twice a semester either by skype, phone or in person.

Qualifications and process
Artists, writers and curators in all genres and fields with graduate level teaching experience. Faculty board will review all applications. Accepted applications will be made accessible to students to choose from. Students choose advisors at the summer residency for the academic year.

What is expected
MFA Guidance committee meeting – 30 min.
MFA Critiques: A minimum of two per semester – advisement  overall – 10-20 contact hours
MFA Module Evaluations: Online evaluation forms with questions to consider  – 30 min.

Honorarium
Students work on one project per year. The honorarium is USD 1000 per project for 10-20 hours of consultation per MFA student. Advisors can work with more than one student. Payment is made upon completion of final module evaluation.

Evaluations
There are two evaluations per project.
You will be sent a reminder a week before evaluations are due.

Evaluation
Guidance Committee
Module Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

RESEARCH ADVISORS

Advisors are sponsored by the Institute to work with students on their research papers and projects off-site during spring semester between residencies. Responsibilities include a minimum of two interactions for critiques and advisement on the student’s independent study project plus a written evaluation (through an online form). Advisors are chosen based on students’ proposals. Studio and research advisors form an advisement committee and a three way project meeting is held during the summer residency. A reasonable number of email exchanges e.g. on resources and/or examples should also be expected. Students work independently on their research in the fall, completing their reading, annotated bibliography and outline on their own, submitting these requirements on the first day of the spring semester in their Transart blogs. Your interactions start up again in the Spring semester once the student emails you an annotated bibliography and introduction.

Qualifications and process
Art historians, artists, researchers, theorists and curators in all genres and fields with terminal degrees or equivalent experience. Faculty board will review all applications. Accepted applications will be made accessible to students to choose from. Students choose advisors at the summer residency for the academic year.

What is expected
MFA Guidance committee meetings  – 30 min.
Minimum two detailed responses to research submission by student
One online evaluation form – 30 min.
Additional email exchanges – 1-2 hours
Skype meetings with students at advisor discretion, no contact hours required.

Length of paper
3,000 words for first year students maximum.
6,000 – 10,000 words for second year students maximum, unless you grant permission for more in advance.

Honorarium
The honorarium is USD 500 per paper/module.
Payment is made upon completion of the evaluation.

CO-ADVISEMENT

Students can request a co-advisement where two advisors work as a team sharing both creative and research responsibilities.

Honorarium
The honorarium is USD 750 each.
Payment is made upon completion of the final module evaluations. 

CALENDAR

Clicking on the Members link you’ll find the Calendar. All assignment deadlines, related guides and forms are linked here. Please review the key to find the code that relates to you. The current password to gain access to the Members section of the website and any password protected Student Process Blogs is: ti17
The password changes each January 1st—so for example in 2018 it becomes: ti18.