In Boston, The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) has developed a model program that has been graduating students particularly skilled to contribute to the complex challenges of the Conceptual Age. This undergraduate visual arts program has accomplished this through unconventional, non-standardized means that are student-driven and ever evolving. The article calls for renewed attention to educational programs that emphasize interdisciplinary creative practice, social governance, and individualized advising. The article describes the SIM curriculum and its guiding principles as well as suggests steps to replicate the program.


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