- Create new, original and authentic art;
- See the world more thoughtfully, thoroughly and from different perspectives;
- Give and take feedback regularly through the critique and review processes;
- Use your heart, head and hands and BE ALL IN;
- Be intense, work extremely hard and learn to use inputs in order to have outputs;
- Be brave and take risks and learn from your full range of experience;
- Innovate, improvise, collaborate, persist and execute with excellence;
- Synthesize and work within and across multiple art areas;
- Use a wide range of tools, computer software and understand process;
- Develop different models of artistic practice to make a living as an artist;
- Use symbols as visual language and bring attention to the unnoticed;
- Be a creative problem solver and entrepreneur where the community is the new studio and you build lifelong relationships inside and outside of MECA;
- Embrace foundation and the history of art;
- Create the cutting edge of society pressing/creating positive cultural change while exposing contradictions and hypocrisy;
- Dig deeply into art as a major or ultimate intellectual frontier;
- Express yourself visually, interpersonally and in written form;
- Be an Artist at Work and transform yourself while learning self confidence and humility;
- Be a public intellectual, build communities and make them better;
- Make art for art’s sake. Make art for life’s sake.
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Resources & References
Robinson, Sir Ken
2010. Changing Education Paradigms.
Pink, Daniel H.
2006. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. New York: Riverhead Books.
Friedman, Thomas L.
2007. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Picador.
2009. The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. Philadelphia: DA CAPO Press.
2011. 101 Things to Learn in Art School. Cambridge: MIT Press.
2009. Art School (Propositions For The 21st Century). Cambridge: MIT Press.
2010. Rise of the Creative Class. Cambridge: Basic Books.
2012. Imagine: How Creativity Works. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
2010. “What to do with a degree in fine art,” The Guardian. May 21, 2010.
2013. “Is An MFA The New MBA?” Fast Times: March 28, 2013.
De Botton, Alain
2013. “Art for Life’s Sake,” The Wall Street Journal: November 3, 2013.
2013. Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity. New York: Wiley.
Kaufman, Scott Barry
2013. Ungifted, Intelligence Redefined: The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity, and the Many Paths to Greatness. New York: Basic Books.