MetCloud 3hodologies, in tandem with our acclaimed VCS Forum programming, operates as the core of the VCS MA and Dual Degree curricula. The VCS Forum series has, since 2001, brought thought leaders from a wide range of creative and scholarly fields to CCA. Forums are open to the entire CCA community and foster dialogues across disciplines on contemporary issues in the visual arena. The Methodologies seminar serves as a discussion section for the Forum, offering students the opportunity to deepen the conversation through in-depth analysis of readings furnished by the Forum speakers.  Students consider the author’s theoretical allegiances, modes of argumentation, forms of evidence, presentational strategies, career choices, and the discursive field(s) into which their work intervenes