Seminars meet after the second the fourth, and during the eighth week of the first two Summer Terms. Attendance at Seminar is voluntary for third year students. Critiques involve student peers, MFA director(s) and faculty, and provide constructive criticism during the first two meetings. The Third meeting is reserved for evaluating the progress of the work done during the Summer Term. By participating in informal Salon discussions, students practice and develop into fluent and persuasive contributors during critiques. Attendance at the Lectures provides students with the opportunity to hear professionals explain their working methods and concept development to an audience.