The master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art video compresses inclusive media art design with art-making practice. This graduate program encourages exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of subject, genre, and media technologies from personal points of view.
Students work closely with faculty in developing structure and strategies for making art in video and related media, including mediated performance art, expanded narrative, radical documentary, multichannel and site-specific installation, and moving picture and sonically rich art for digital network intervention and life.
The program is supported by digital video and audio facilities. Production is executed with DSLRs and high-end digital camcorders and necessary peripherals (tripods, mics, lights, etc.). Dedicated lighting and green screen studios are available for production. Post-production is done on state-of-the-art, digital non-linear systems, including a discrete multi-track digital audio studio. HD projectors and flat screens are provided for installations and exhibitions. Analog, linear systems are available for archival research and conservation. We have a comprehensive, international collection of video art available for research and teaching.
The art video program at the M.F.A. level assumes candidates are highly motivated to produce challenging work and are capable of working in a tutorial environment. Financial awards are based on portfolio review, letters of recommendation, and previous experience. Teaching assistantships permit opportunities to establish classroom teaching experience. The production and post-production facilities are staffed by graduate students, affording opportunities to learn successful management of a multi-use, multi-format facilities. Art video M.F.A. degree recipients have typically continued in their field as video artists, multimedia designers, post-production specialists, independent producers, and faculty in other university video, film, and new media programs.
Application deadline: February 1 for fall admission. Art video currently does not offer spring admission.