Track II

The Track II concentration combines production courses with the critical study of the cultural role of practice. It aims to engage students in the analysis of theories of production elaborated within philosophical, artistic, and technological traditions, while encouraging them to produce works that interrogate these traditions.

11 Course Requirements:

2 core courses (chosen with the advisor to reflect the student’s production interest)  a. MCM0110 

b. Introductory Practice Course (For example: MCM0710, MCM0730, MCM0750, VISA0100, VISA0110, VISA0120, MUSC0200, CSCI0150, LITR0110, LITR0210) or History of a Medium or Practice (for example: HIAA0010, TAPS0030, MUSC0010, or MUSC0040) 
1 course from list Students must complete at least one course from the following list:
MCM0220, MCM0230, MCM0240, MCM0250, MCM0260, MCM1110

3 courses numbered MCM1200 or MCM1500 At least one of these courses must be MCM1500.
4 practic courses Practice courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor. Courses can be in any medium or combinatory sequence of media from the following departments: Modern Culture & Media, Visual Art, Music, Literary Arts, Theatre and Performance Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, supplemented by approved courses at Rhode Island School of Design and study abroad. (This list is not exhaustive.)
1 senior seminar MCM1700 Seminars in Production or other equivalent in production.

Double Concentrations:

Students who declare a double concentration may count up to two courses for concentration credit in MCM that are also counted towards concentration credit in another department or program.


Students who qualify for Honors in Track II are eligible to apply to do an Honors project or thesis. Prospective honors students submit the honors application in the beginning of the 7th semester. (Form are available in the MCM office.) Applications are screened by the MCM Honors Committee. If approved, a student must then register in the 8th semester for MCM1990, a one-credit thesis course, to complete the Honors project. An Honors degree reflects not only the completion of the thesis course and project, but generally distinguised performace in the concentration.