Sun, 11 Jan 2004
Master of Fine Arts in Software trial run results
The MFA for Software trial run ended yesterday. It was quite an
experience. It was a success, in these senses:
Is the idea of a low-residency crafts/arts-based postgraduate
degree in software a good one? Would people be justified in spending
their money on it? Yes.
Can the idea be implemented? Is there a path from what we did
this past week to a smoothly running and well-tuned program? Yes. I think we
know what such a program would look like, and we have solid ideas
about ironing out the glitches.
Do the students want to come back and help fix the glitches?
Yes, all of them. (!)
Can the path be traversed reasonably quickly? Yes. I think one more
trial run should be enough to let us offer the program for real.
The event triggered a lot of ideas in my head. Over the next couple
of weeks, I'll be documenting
the ones that stick. Other people at
the event have
blogs, too. And
there's also an MFA
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