International Deadline: February 1, 2019 –
Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) is now accepting applications for MFA
candidates. We seek interdisciplinary artists committed to art that
poses unique conceptual and social challenges.
IMDA provides artists studios; media facilities; teaching
opportunities; courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory;
engaged faculty; research centers; prominent visiting artists; and MFA
IMDA’s newly renovated studios are located in downtown Baltimore in
the historic Lion Brothers Building. The UMBC main campus offers
state-of-the-art media facilities to support audio, video,
installations, performances, photography, print making, interactive and
physical computing, digital fabrication, and a broad range of
interdisciplinary science and technology in both intellectual and formal
During their course of study, IMDA grads mount their thesis
exhibition in UMBC’s prestigious Center for Art, Design, and Visual
Culture [CADVC.umbc.edu]. Graduate students get involved in a broad
range of interdisciplinary creative research, pursuing issues such as
the environment, street interventions, distributed networks, race and
gender identity, gift economies, food justice, and bio art.
IMDA graduates are prepared for a lifetime of creative productivity,
having acquired the skills, focus, and commitment that propels an
adventurous, and personal artistic practices to a new level. IMDA alumni
present their work at distinguished museums, galleries, festivals and
conferences around the world and have garnered long-term support from
prestigious granting sources. Many have successful gallery
representation, run their own artists’ spaces, work in the production
industry, and have become academic leaders at some of the most rigorous
art academies and universities in the field, while others have become
part of the early wave of artists to earn doctoral degrees in emerging
fields of practice-based arts research, especially in service to digital
Visiting artists give one-on-one feedback to graduate students, past lecturers include:
Janine Antoni, Zoe Beloff, Paul Chan, Annica Cupetelli and Cristobal
Mendoza, Paul DeMarinis, Tony Dove, Joanna Drucker, David Dunlap, James
Duesing, Hasan Elahi, eteam, Wendy Ewald, Darko Fritz, Guellermo
Gomez-Pena, Nina Katchadourian, Simon Penney, Keith Piper, William
Pope.L, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, David Rokeby, Paul Rucker,
Frances Torres, Mark Tribe, Ted Victoria, Karen Yasinsky, Matmos, Fred
Wilson, Martha Wilson, Michael Rakowitz, and The Yes Men.
Teaching and creative research assistantships includes tuition
remission, health care and a stipend. Graduate students are also
eligible for competitive fellowships and merit-based grants.
DETAILS & APPLICATION
Applications received by February 1, 2019 will receive full consideration towards financial packages: please visit us online here.
Contact Professor Lisa Moren, Graduate Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a tour of our program and facilities.
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Baltimore, MD 21250
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