SMFA Senior Thesis students participate in a year-long trajectory of research, writing, and art-making centered around critical dialogue with peers, faculty, visiting artists, and arts professionals. For the students who are accepted, this program acts as a capstone to the undergraduate experience, as it fosters self-guided exploration across media and disciplines. Students work closely with dedicated Senior Thesis faculty as they plan, create work for, and mount a final public exhibition. Along the way students cultivate skills in the planning and development of ambitious projects, form bonds with their classmates, refine writing and professional presentation skills, all while honing their concept and craft. The professional practices developed during Senior Thesis serve as a platform for the development of an ongoing, independent art practice.