Call for applications: IMDA MFA

Call for applications: IMDA MFA

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Lions Brothers building Intermedia + Digital Art studios being retrofitted. Photo: Lisa Moren.
November 28, 2016
Call for applications: IMDA MFA

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Intermedia+Digital Arts MFA Program (IMDA)
Department of Visual Arts
FA#111 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

T 410 455 2150
[email protected]

IMDA is now accepting applications for MFA candidates. We offer students:
–Newly renovated downtown Baltimore studios
–State-of-the-art media facilities
–Teaching opportunities
–High-end research centers
–Financial packages
–Cutting edge curriculum
–Engaged faculty
–Prominent visiting artists program
–Vibrant Baltimore art scene

Applications received by February 1, 2017 will receive full consideration towards financial packages:

UMBC’s Intermedia+Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program invites interdisciplinary artists seeking to expand or reinvent their practice to apply. The IMDA program is committed to art that poses unique conceptual and social challenges while offering an environment that provides artists a studio, teaching opportunities, courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory, engaged faculty and high-end research centers. During their course of study, IMDA students take advantage of Baltimore’s vibrant art scene, analog and digital data, and the white walls of the prestigious Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC), while pursuing issues such as food justice, the environment, transportation, urban communities, translation, race and gender identity, gift economies, and technology in both intellectual and formal terms.

The most notable outcome of the IMDA MFA program is that graduates are prepared for a lifetime of creative productivity, having acquired the skills, focus, and commitment that will consistently propel their adventurous and personal artistic practices to a new level. IMDA alumni present their work at distinguished museums, galleries, festivals, conferences, and symposia around the world and have garnered long-term support from prestigious granting sources. Many have also successfully pursued gallery representation, run their own galleries and artists’ spaces, worked in the production industry, and have become academic leaders at some of the most rigorous art academies and universities in the U.S. and abroad and have been part of the early wave of artists to earn doctoral degrees in emerging fields of practice-based arts research, especially in service to digital media.

IMDA offers state-of-the-art media facilities in disciplines resulting in forms that include street interventions, distributed networks, games, installations, performances, sculptural objects, prints, drawings, photographs, with resources that includes 4k videos production, photography, print media, interactive installations, physical computing, digital fabrication and 3D maker output, public displays, and other socially engaged works.

Financial packages include Research Assistantships in teaching and creative work are available on a competitive basis. Students are also eligible to apply for a variety of internal research and merit-based grants to support their work.

Prominent visiting artists present their work regularly and give one-on-one feedback to graduate students. Past lecturers include:
Janine Antoni, Stephanie Barber, Michael Bierut, Zoe Beloff, Catherine Chalmers, Paul Chan, Abigail Child, Annica Cupetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Paul DeMarinis, Tony Dove, Joanna Drucker, David Dunlap, James Duesing, Hasan Elahi, eteam, Wendy Ewald, Darko Fritz, Guellermo Gómez-Peña, Dana Hoey, Nina Katchadourian, Larry Miller, Alison Knowles, @rtMark, Guerrilla Girls, Margot Lovejoy, Joseph Nechvatal, Simon Penney, Keith Piper, William Pope.L, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, David Rokeby, Paul Rucker, Frances Torres, Mark Tribe, Ted Victoria, Karen Yasinsky, Matmos, Fred Wilson, Martha Wilson and Michael Rakowitz and The Yes Men.


Applications received by February 1 will receive consideration towards financial packages:

For more information:
Contact: [email protected] for more information or a tour of our facilities.


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