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Get a MFA in Intermedia + Digital Arts
By Intermedia + Digital Arts

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 thesis exhibitions.

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 terms.

During their course of study, IMDA grads mount their thesis exhibition in UMBC’s prestigious Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture []. 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 media.

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.

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 for more information or a tour of our program and facilities.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

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