Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy

 

Program Overview

 The Stony Brook Graduate Certificate Program in Art and Philosophy is designed to provide an interdisciplinary course of instruction for students already enrolled (full-time) in a graduate degree-granting program such as Art History and Criticism, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Music, Theatre Arts. 

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy, Stony Brook graduate students must complete a minimum of fifteen graduate credits in courses approved for the Certificate Program.  

Nine of the fifteen credits must be earned outside the home program. Credits earned toward a graduate degree in another Stony Brook program or department may be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy.  

Graduate students in Stony Brook programs other than the doctoral programs in Art and in Philosophy should consult with their home departments to determine whether credits earned for the Certificate can be applied to the masters or doctoral degree in the home department. 

Prospective enrollees in the Art and Philosophy Advanced Graduate Certificate are advised that they must seek enrollment early in their graduate studies at Stony Brook and in any case prior to completing more than two of the required courses in the program. 

Students in the art and philosophy graduate certificate

Many types of students will benefit from the Stony Brook Graduate Certificate Program in Art and Philosophy, including graduate students currently enrolled in Art History and Criticism, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Music, and Theatre. 

The Graduate Certificate will provide a supplementary graduate program, permitting students in any of these areas to formalize their study of the interconnections between the arts and philosophy.  

The Certificate will highlight student's expertise in this interdisciplinary area, enhancing employment opportunities after graduation. 

Requirements 

A) 2 art-related courses in Philosophy 

B) 2 art theory courses in one other department 

c) 1 elective which may be an art-related course in Philosophy, an art theory course in the department where the other two courses were taken, or a theory course from another related department. 

Examples:

Philosophy PhD student A takes:

PHI 641 Contemporary Aesthetics
PHI 603 Nineteenth Century Philosophy: Kant’s Critique of Judgment
PHI 506 Art and its Problems
ARH 540 Methodologies of Art History
ARH 545 Topics in 19th Century Art

A Cultural Studies PhD student B takes:

PHI 630 Continental Philosophy: Derrida
PHI 508 Contemporary Issues in the Arts
ARH 550 20th Century Art Criticism and Theory
CST 519 History of Cultural Studies
CST 609 Topics in Cultural Studies

A History and Theory of Music MA Student C takes:

PHI 505 History of Aesthetic Theory
PHI 507 Aesthetic System
MUS 500 Proseminar in Musicology
MUS 557 Topics in Music Theory
THR 635 Theories of Performance

Administration

The Graduate Certificate Program in Art and Philosophy is administered by the Philosophy Graduate Program Director in consultation with the Philosophy Graduate Program Committee and the Graduate Program Directors from Art, Music, Theatre and CAT. 

To enroll in the program, submit the enrollment form to 

Kathleen-Anna Amella
Graduate Program Coordinator
Philosophy 
Kathleen-Anna.Amella@stonybrook.edu

For more information about the program and information about courses offered in Philosophy, contact Ms. Amella or 

Prof. Anne O’Byrne
Doctoral Program Director
Philosophy 
anne.o'byrne@stonybrook.edu

For information about courses offered in other departments, contact the department’s Graduate Program Director: 

Prof. Andrew Uroskie
Graduate Program Director
Art
Andrew.Uroskie@stonybrook.edu

Prof. Steven Marsh
Graduate Program Director
Theatre 
steve.marsh@stonybrook.edu

Prof. Judith Lochead
Director of Graduate Studies
Music 
Judith.Lochhead@stonybrook.edu

Prof. Lisa Diedrich
Director of Graduate Studies
Culture, Analysis and Theory 
lisa.diedrich@stonybrook.edu

 

Upcoming Events

Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
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September 26th-27th

“Other Histories, Other Temporalities: Latin American Thought in Intersection with Continental Philosophy”
[PDF]

Alejandro Vallega
October 8th

Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
[PDF]

October 14th

Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
[PDF]

October 15th

*POSTPONED* Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
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October 21st

Book Presentation

Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
October 30th

Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression

Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
November 6th-9th

"Envelopes of Flesh"

November 7th

"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"

November 13th

“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”

Johanna Oksala
November 18th

“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"

Adam Knowles
November 20th

Transatlantic Collegium Workshop

Wesley Mattingly
December 1st

“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”

Kelly Oliver
December 2nd

"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"

Michael Nass
December 11th

Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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