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MFA in Emerging Practices

November 15, 2007  by: Dom

Wet Biology workshop

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

MFA in Emerging Practices
Departments of Visual Studies and Media Study
University at Buffalo

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 10, 2008

The Emerging Practices (EP) MFA program at the University at Buffalo is committed to exploring interdisciplinary spaces between emerging technologies (such as biosciences, robotics and informatics) and the arts. EP,  a joint graduate concentration between the departments of Media Study and Visual Studies,  implements a broad strategy of techno-cultural investigation with these principles:

* Emerging Practices resist pre-packaged media, and seek to create their own.
* Emerging Practices are interdisciplinary in concept, execution, and critique.
* Emerging Practices engage the latest technologies, scientific processes and best practices available and attempt to give them new agency.
* Emerging Practices are Tactical.  They often reclaim, alter or appropriate existing technologies through creative re-use for communicative cultural purposes.

Anyone interested in free-form research in the arts informed by these principles is encouraged to follow the links to the program description below.

FACULTY:

Nancy Anderson, Josephine Anstey, Sarah Bey-Cheng, Marc Böhlen, Tony Conrad, Loss Glazier, Steve Kurtz, Dave Pape, Stephanie Rothenberg, Tony Rozak, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard, Paul Vanouse

FULL PROGRAM INFO:

Program Website:  http://emergingpractices.buffalo.edu/
Department of Media Study:  http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/
Department of Art:  http://art.buffalo.edu/

FUNDING AND SUPPORT:

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions available to exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates.

TO APPLY:

Applicants to the program can apply to either Media Study or Visual Studies departments. For further information on application procedures and forms, visit:

Visual Studies:  http://art.buffalo.edu/admissions/grad.html
Media Study:  http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/s/grad_application.shtml

QUESTIONS?

Paul Vanouse, Department of Art
vanouse@buffalo.edu

Marc Böhlen, Department of Media Study
mrbohlen@buffalo.edu

UB DEPARTMENT OF ART
202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
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