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Behind the impasse that led USC's 2016 MFA students to withdraw in protest
Behind the impasse that led USC's 2016 MFA students to withdraw in protest

The graduate class of 2016 at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design withdrew in protest Friday from the visual arts program over administration and curriculum changes. The master of fine arts students publicly posted a letter on the website Art & Education. "We are a group of seven artists who made the decision to attend USC Roski School of Art & Design's MFA program based on faculty, curriculum, program structure and funding packages," they wrote. "We are a group of seven artists who have been forced by the school's dismantling of each of these elements, to dissolve our MFA candidacies." The conflict stems from changes made to the program after...

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