Master of Fine Art in Social Practice [ MFASP ]

The Master of Fine Art in Social Practice (MFASP) is a terminal, 60 credit hour MFA program housed within College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at Lawrence Technological University. “Social Practice” is an emerging movement where art, design, and community engagement intersect. The program is a multidisciplinary, intensely collaborative effort between students and the community, preparing students to envision, implement, and assess community-based art and design activities integrated with elements from interaction design, experiential design, and urban design. These activities could include sculpture and large-scale installation art, projection mapping, augmented reality, tactical urbanism, human centered design, street art, new media, and performance, uniting the relationship between digital and analog processes, as well as supporting theory and practice. The first two years of the program are situated in Detroit, Michigan and will engage in socially responsive creative work. The final year can occur anywhere in the world, based upon the research interests of each student and is supported by CoAD’s inventory of online coursework.