Students may take the ten one-week sessions individually or may enroll in the entire program and work toward a Master of Arts in Fine Arts degree in Integrated Arts and Education. Whether students take courses individually or apply to the degree program, all students must be admitted to The University of Montana Graduate School; early application is advised.
A full master’s program takes two consecutive summers, along with independent studies which include a credited Field Project and a Final Creative Project. The summer 2013 Creative Pulse program will be five-weeks in residence. Beginning summer 2014, the program will transition to four-weeks in residence.
Students enroll in two major components:
- The Seminars, which constitute the core academic program, consisting of five, one-week graduate seminars each summer.
- The Studio Program consisting of personal performances, group projects, and “hands-on” work with practicing artists in order to develop additional areas of artistic expression.