MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts: application extension

MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts: application extension

Duke University

Michaela O’Brien, Hula Hoop Affair, 2016. Digital print from “Love Valley” series.
January 26, 2017
MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts: application extension

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Duke University 
1509 Campus Drive
Box 90800
Durham, NC 27708

[email protected]

Duke University announces an extension to the application deadline for its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program. For fall 2017 admission, the new application deadline is February 15, 2017.

A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. For more than three decades, Duke has demonstrated leadership in documentary arts, film and video, and visual studies. Drawing upon this commitment to the arts, as well as the University’s existing strengths in historical, theoretical and technological scholarship, the MFA|EDA offers a distinct learning environment that sees interdisciplinary education as a benchmark for significant innovation.

MFA|EDA students will create work that has impact, including pioneering hybrids of documentary expression, experimental media, and new technologies. The program seeks applicants from across the arts spectrum, whether based in traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture, documentary arts, writing, photography and film, or so-called experimental practice such as computational and new media, sound work, performance and installation. Successful candidates will be well versed in their existing practice, and will be eager to push the boundaries of their work via interaction with cohorts from diverse backgrounds.

The MFA|EDA requires 15 courses over four semesters: ten core courses in prescribed sequence and five elective courses. Guided by advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students explore a curriculum that blends studio practice, fieldwork, digital media and critical theory, culminating in the completion of a thesis paper and MFA exhibition. Students work with faculty from the program’s three founding units—the Department 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.

Program Director: Tom Rankin

Executive Committee: Sheila Dillon, Wesley Hogan, Guo-Juin Hong, Tom Rankin

Visiting artists: Noah Angell, John Akomfrah, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Richard Ashrowan, Ruth Behar, Doug Block, Bill Brown, Bill Burke, Vince Cianni, Nancy Cohen, Steve Cossman, David Degner, Jim Dow, Thomas Drysdale, Cheryl Dunn, Kianga Ford, LaToya Ruby Frazier, David Gatten, Sam Green, Henry Horenstein, Peter Hutton, Bruce Jackson, Michael Kruger, Nate Larson, Larissa Leclair, Laida Lertxundi, Jack Loeffler, James Longley, Mark McElhatten, Dana Miller, Darius Clark Monroe, Bill Morrison, Zanele Muholi, Stanley Nelson, Mariette Pathy-Allen, Jenelle Porter, Rick Prelinger, Laura Poitras, Lucia Small, Michael Snow, Steve Roden, Bayete Ross-Smith, Euphus Ruth, Shahzia Sikander, Mark Steinmetz, Deborah Stratman, Tamiko Thiel, Wu Wenguang, Yvonne Welbon, Marco Williams, Karen Yasinsky, Robert Yeoman

More information on the program, faculty, curriculum and application guidelines are available on the MFA|EDA website at Additional inquiries may be sent to [email protected].


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