Every student in the Art Market: Principles and Practices MA program at FIT is required to complete a qualifying paper. This requirement may take the form of a scholarly research paper, an exhibition proposal or catalogue essay, a business or marketing plan, a grant proposal, a collection survey, or an interpretive program utilizing a variety of media, including electronic media. Regardless of format, and without exception, some part of the paper must be in the form of a written narrative that sets forth the problem to be solved or elucidated, the chosen methodologies used, and the historical, philosophical and/or cultural contexts from which both the problem and its solution have emerged.