Dual Degree: Master of Planning / Master of Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
Art reflects the character, tradition and ambition of a vibrant community. The Master of Planning/M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere dual degree program offers an unusually rich opportunity for students develop professional skills for leadership in advancing urban public art within the larger context of 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 to earn the dual degree: 70 units, including 28 units in the USC Roski MA Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program, 22 in USC Price policy, planning, and development, and 20 in related fields of study (with no more than 8 units taken in other USC programs).
Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere (28 units)
|PAS 549||Methodologies of Art Writing||3|
|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|
Policy, Planning, and Development (22 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||Core Laboratory Workshop||4|
|PPD 533||Planning History and Urban Form||2|
|PPD 627||Design Skills for Urban Planners||4|
Note: 2-unit courses may be offered in seven-and-a-half week blocks.
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 Price School of Public Policy.
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 Price School of Public Policy.
All students must complete 400 hours of internship through the Price School of Public Policy. This internship may be partially or completely fulfilled through prior professional experience.