Intermedia+Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program

Intermedia+Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Top: Shannon Young, How Does Your Garden Grow?
(performance still), 2010. Performance, Evergreen
House, Baltimore, MD. Bottom: Gary Kachadourian
installing Interior/Exterior,
Baltimore Museum of Art, 2012.
December 11, 2014
Intermedia+Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA program

Application deadline: February 1, 2015

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Department of Visual Arts, FA#111
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

T +1 410 455 2150
[email protected]

IMDA is now accepting applications for MFA candidates beginning August 2015. We offer students:
– Studios
– State-of-the-art media facilities
– Teaching opportunities
– High-end research centers
– Financial packages providing up to full tuition remission and stipends
– Cutting edge curriculum
– Engaged faculty
– Professionally displayed and published thesis exhibition
– Prominent visiting artists program
– Vibrant Baltimore art scene

Applications received by February 1 will receive full consideration towards financial packages.
Apply here.

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 that are typical of a research university. During their course of study, IMDA students take advantage of Baltimore’s vibrant art scene, airwaves of 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.

State-of-the-art facilities in a variety of media-based disciplines result in forms that include street interventions, distributed networks, games, installations, performances, sculptural objects, prints, drawings, photographs, videos, interactive pieces, physical computing and 3D maker output, public displays, and other socially engaged works.

Financial packages include Research Assistantships in teaching and creative research that includes tuition remission, health care and a stipend. 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, 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, Frances Torres, Mark Tribe, Ted Victoria, Karen Yasinsky, Matmos, Fred Wilson, Martha Wilson and Michael Rakowitz and The Yes Men.

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 support from prestigious granting sources including J William Fulbright. 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 US 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.

For more information, please see our website.
Contact [email protected] for more information or a tour of our facilities.



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