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    Thumbs down MFA in Exercising Creative Resistance

    Here is the advertising image for it:
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    Here is the link to the program:
    https://www.ciis.edu/academics/gradu...s/mfa-programs

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    CIIS is an interesting school. Some would say it's a little flaky but they have some interesting programs. A few of their grad programs are online and can be found here

    https://www.ciis.edu/academics/online-programs

    They have a Masters program in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness that I find interesting. Unfortunately, the price tag is to high for me and so I really stopped paying attention to these programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFA focus on Social Justice
    Considerations:
    - power relations
    - collaborative models
    - strategies for entering the community

    Introduction to Social Justice (1 credit)

    Prerequisite: This course offers a survey of the way social justice intersects with activism and the public, and prepares students for entering the community for engagement. We will examine power relationships within interventionist models of justice.

    Resistance (3 credits)

    Art can be a catalyst and provocateur: Political movements are moments of radical cultural production, to stake out a place for resistance. In this class we'll look at everything from poster-making to civil disobedience. We'll particularly focus on resistance. Artists can be destabilizing by collaborating with those outside the arts. We'll dialogue with activists to bridge theory and practice.

    Catalyst (3 credits)

    Catalyst students will craft, develop and document a community project. This is a practicum class; students will instigate a project within a community, and evaluate their strategies, successes, and challenges. We will meet as a group to offer resources in the development and execution of the project. We will consider how students can articulate their work through marketing, promotion, and fundraising. We will look at the landscape of funding and networking, both locally and nationally, so students may expand their work in the world as they emerge from the MFA Program.
    Link to resistance training:
    https://www.ciis.edu/academics/gradu...social-justice
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    A program on culture jamming actually sounds interesting and fun, to be honest.
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    This is exactly how it happened in the 60's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchy training and resisting the United States government View Post
    Introduction to Social Justice (1 credit)
    Prerequisite: Social justice intersects with activism and the public, and prepares students for community engagement. We examine power relationships within interventionist models of justice.

    Resistance (3 credits)
    Catalyst and provocateur: Political movements are to stake out a place for resistance, from poster-making to civil disobedience. We'll particularly focus on resistance. Artists can be destabilizing by collaborating with those outside the arts. We'll dialogue with activists to bridge theory and practice.

    Catalyst (3 credits)
    Catalyst students will develop a community project. This is a practicum; students will instigate a project within the community, and evaluate their strategies, successes, and challenges. We will meet as a group to offer resources in the development and execution of the project. We will consider how students can articulate their work through marketing , promotion, and fundraising. We will look at the landscape of funding and networking , both locally and nationally, so students may expand their work in the world as they emerge from the MFA Program.

    Link to resistance training:
    https://www.ciis.edu/academics/gradu...social-justice
    Three questions:
    1. Who in their right mind would take out student loans to pay for that kind of alleged graduate education ?
    2. Is there an ROI?
    3. Do state or federal dollars pay for this program in any way?
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    It's amusing to me to watch you become astonished at discovering that some people have values different than your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    It's amusing to me to watch you become astonished at discovering that some people have values different than your own.
    Maybe you're easily amused, because I think they're all very fair questions.

    Why would anyone in their right mind incur debt for such a program? I'm curious as well, because it leads directly to question #2; is there any ROI on such a program? I can't imagine there is, I don't think Apple, Google, JP Morgan Chase, or even the local 7-11 has any positions for someone with such a degree.

    I think #3 is especially germane; do government dollars go towards a program that encourages resistance against the government?
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    This program is offered through California Institute of Integral Studies. I find the last two words to be quite amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03310151 View Post
    This is exactly how it happened in the 60's too.

    "For the past hour, I have my eyes fixed on the doors here," he said. "You talk about fascism and police repression. In Germany when I was a student, they come through those doors long ago. Here they must be very slow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Maybe you're easily amused, because I think they're all very fair questions.

    Why would anyone in their right mind incur debt for such a program? I'm curious as well, because it leads directly to question #2; is there any ROI on such a program? I can't imagine there is, I don't think Apple, Google, JP Morgan Chase, or even the local 7-11 has any positions for someone with such a degree.

    I think #3 is especially germane; do government dollars go towards a program that encourages resistance against the government?
    The topic is started by the guy pursuing a degree in Theology from private, Title V-eligible school. See any problems with that as well?

    You know, there's a school of thought that a measure of dissent is healthy for the society and, ultimately, the state as well. I don't have proof for this, of course, but governments not subscribing to this tend to not end well. Especially when they're afraid of "modern artists", as useless as most of these are. Think about it. Oh BTW, that's not an MFA in "Resistance"; that was just a rather cynical ad copy. One class doesn't constitute a major.

    Come to think of it, saddling a person prone to "resistance" with student loans might be rather cruel control (resisters would say "oppression") tool. Did THEY think about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislav View Post
    The topic is started by the guy pursuing a degree in Theology from private, Title V-eligible school. See any problems with that as well?
    How is it potentially problematic?

    The guy who started the topic is pursuing a theology degree:
    - without borrowing money (no private or government loans)
    - and is receiving a partial-tuition scholarship (without government involvement)
    - and is paying the rest with cash
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    It's amusing to me to watch you become astonished at discovering that some people have values different than your own.
    Kizmet, you are correct: it is occasionally weird, as well as astonishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me again View Post
    How is it potentially problematic?

    The guy who started the topic is pursuing a theology degree:
    - without borrowing money (no private or government loans)
    - and is receiving a partial-tuition scholarship (without government involvement)
    - and is paying the rest with cash
    For all you know, so is an anonymous lefty doing the CIIS MFA program. While both schools exist partially thanks to the guaranteed student loans and other government programs. And for the record: if I ever do a Theology Master's, chances are it will be at an unaccredited St. Sophia that gets no federal money in any form.

    I merely point out that it bothers you when the government subsidizes someone else's worldview but not your own. It's called "hypocrisy".
    P.S. I certainly have no problem with Catholic universities being eligible for student aid. In fact, due to a quirk of Ontario Constitution, my kids go to a Catholic elementary school that's 100% publicly supported.
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