plazo: 30 enero 2011
donde: Durham, NC
Duke University welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a new program and the first-ever Master of Fine Arts at the university. For the inaugural class of Fall 2011, applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled, with priority given to those candidates applying by January 30, 2011.
The MFAEDA is a unique initiative that couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. Building on the University’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFAEDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for innovation. The program combines core courses and electives in critical theory, studio practice and independent study, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and MFA exhibition. The central home of the program is The Carpentry Shop, a state-of-the-art facility in a former industrial building that once housed Duke University’s carpenters and cabinet-makers.
MFAEDA students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of their work via interaction with cohorts from diverse arts backgrounds. Successful candidates will be well versed in their existing practice, and will be eager to collaborate with colleagues whose efforts – while different from their own – will enrich and challenge their creative output. To that end, the program seeks students from across the arts spectrum, whether based in traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture, documentary arts, photography and film, or so-called experimental practice such as computational and new media, sound work, and installation.
The MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts is a terminal degree in the arts, and as such graduates will be prepared for professional careers in a wide range of fields from academic teaching and research to commercial or public arts practice. Along with the program’s core faculty, students will have access to affiliated faculty from the departments of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, as well as from the university at large.
Stan Abe, Tom Rankin, Hans Van Miegroet
Josh Gibson, Mark Hansen, Alex Harris, Pedro Lasch, Timothy Lenoir, William Noland, Tom Rankin, Bill Seaman, Kristine Stiles, Victoria Szabo, Charlie Thompson.
More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines are available on the MFAEDA website at http://mfaeda.duke.edu. Additional inquiries may be sent to the attention of Teka Selman, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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