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Applications Open for the University of Maine Intermedia MFA & PHD programs

We have exciting news for potential Intermedia MFA Program graduate students. The Regional Graduate Scholarship builds upon UMaine's commitment to affordability and creates a pathway for academically-talented students to access graduate education. With the Regional Graduate Scholarship, new students from VT, RI, NJ, MA, CT, NH, and PA accepted into the MFA Program are automatically given an out-of-state tuition reduction from $1,361/credit hour to $650/ credit hour.

That means a saving of over $42,000 for the full degree program!

This program, coupled with additional available grants, scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, makes attending the University of Maine one of the most affordable programs in the nation. Beyond affordability the Intermedia MFA is a highly individualized, interdisciplinary program that offers 24 hour access to cutting edge technologies in a new building, exhibition and publishing opportunities, dynamic visiting artist programs, and a nurturing environment and faculty that will help any creative practitioner reinvent and/or expand their work.

Applications received by February 15th will be eligible for the Regional Graduate Scholarship as well as other funding opportunities. If you are able, we welcome you to contact us to speak with us about your interests in Intermedia and to schedule a tour of our program and facilities.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students' creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The Faculty in Intermedia is drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others. Students come from many disciplinary backgrounds but are united by their interest in exploring the potentials of creative work in the 21st century.

Accepting Applications for the Intermedia MFA program at the University of Maine

The University of Maine is now accepting applications for UMaine system’s only program of it’s kind, the Intermedia MFA program. The IMFA is a unique MFA graduate program that seeks to provide students with advanced study and practice in interdisciplinary art. This program is distinctive in that is places an emphasizes on intensive creative development and innovative ability through diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills, and creative production tools and technologies.

The program invites students from all professional, creative and academic programs. Students have the opportunity to work with internationally accomplished faculty and actively engaged in a range of creative disciplines. Students also have access to the 15,000+ square foot facility providing comfortable, state-of-the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms and offices.

The IMRC is a hub for learning, creating and producing. It is the most recent of the portfolio of the University of Maine’s facilities that support innovation and economic development. The IMRC Center is supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators.

Although we often offer consider acceptance of application materials through June, January 15th is the deadline for priority consideration for financial aid(consideration for RA/TA Awards) with a final deadline of February 28th for all other Fall 2016 applications.

For more information visit our website: http://intermediamfa.org


 

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies.

 

UCSC’s DANM 2015 MFA Exhibition “NEW ALCHEMY”

April 23 - 26 (12-5)
Reception: Saturday April 25 (5-8pm)
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), UCSC
 
In the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz, two years of intensive study culminate in the development of individual projects, which premiere in an annual MFA exhibition. In honor of the golden anniversary of UC Santa Cruz and the tenth anniversary of the DANM program, twelve emerging artists have come together to present New Alchemy, a group exhibition exploring various processes of transformation through interactive, digital, mixed-media, and performative work. danm.ucsc.edu/mfa15
 
The exhibition is the centerpiece of a day-long festival celebrating DANM’s first decade, on April 25, 2015. This free event includes outdoor exhibits and interactive demos, the annual DANM MFA art exhibition, alumni slideshows, research lab open houses, and a masquerade ball. It’s a day of DIY making, projection mapping, repurposed military vehicles, free food, fine art, vacuform masks, kids crafts and more – It's pan-DANM-onium!

MFA IN INTERMEDIA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

The MFA in Intermedia is not intended to be a traditional art degree even though it has a studio focus. We have chosen the term Intermedia to reflect our aim and intent - that is to work with, and study, creative processes and resulting works which fall conceptually between media that are already known/used as well as between traditional disciplines such as art and computer science. This sense of Intermedia (and by extension our intended program) is directly taken from the art theorist Dick Higgins who is primarily responsible for determining the contemporary use of this term. In 1966 Higgins wrote the following:

For the last ten years or so, artists have changed their media to suit this situation, to the point where the media have broken down in their traditional forms, and have become merely puristic points of reference. The idea has arisen, as if by spontaneous combustion throughout the entire world, that these points are arbitrary and only useful as critical tools, in saying that such-and-such a work is basically musical, but also poetry. This is the intermedial approach, to emphasize the dialectic between the media. A composer is a dead man unless he composes for all the media and for his world.
Published in:Wolf Vostell (ed.): Dé-coll/age (décollage) * 6, Typos Verlag, Frankfurt - Something Else Press, New York, July 1967

The three key factors in this are (for the program and the faculty involved):
1. Traditional media distinctions are only reference points not limits for current practice.
2. A key component in current studio practices are intellectual/critical tools, (what we call praxis in our program).
3. The necessity of new forms result from dialectic between media.

Located on the University of Maine Campus our brand new (opened April 2013) Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC Center), at Stewart Commons, is a 15,000+ square foot facility provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. IMRC is outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workbenches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and a variety of tools for supporting interactive environments and installations, IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing. Supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators to help you problem-solve and achieve your vision, the IMRC Center has everything necessary for you to research, invent, create, and innovate! Please visit our facilities website here: http://www.imrccenter.com/